Red Deer’s Waskasoo Playground
There’s nothing more exciting to me than accidentally discovering an incredible playground! That’s exactly what happened when my daughter and I stumbled upon Red Deer’s Waskasoo Playground!
We were in Red Deer for a sports game and were headed to one of our favourite Red Deer playgrounds afterward when we passed the Waskasoo Community Garden. I looked beyond the garden boxes and gazebo and spotted the elk head peering out of the snow!
This Red Deer playground is designed for toddlers, but it kept my daughter entertained for a long time. She loved climbing the elk’s head, playing on the beams and ropes that extend from each side, and hiding in the cute little nook tucked inside. The playground also features a small swing set with two baby swings. A community garden and gazebo sit at the opposite end of the lot.
*Please note, if you watch the video, you will hear me refer to the animal as a deer. I assumed it was a deer, as we were in Red Deer. Only later did I read more about the playground and learn that Waskasoo means elk in Cree. I have added a Google Map point for “Waskasoo Playground” but in the event you can’t find that, use my map below or type “Waskasoo Community Garden” into your GPS. Waskasoo Park is a different venue.