Thrive Elementary School

The girls did full-on SPRINTS from my car to the exciting new playground at Thrive Elementary School! The bright colours and unique equipment left them wondering what to check out first.

It’s hard to miss the Quito – this nearly-15-foot-tall climber is named for Quito – the city in Equador closest to the equator. The Quito is not just a climber – it’s a bell tower (with at least 3 different bells) plus it has a cozy little nook tucked at the bottom.

The bright purple Playcubes will draw attention – as will the massive lime green Mighty Descent slide. The girls also loved the challenge of the unique 3-tiered rope net climber.

Thrive Elementary School playground is based entirely in rubber, and there are inclusive features – like saucer swings at wheelchair transfer-height, low hammock-style swings, and mirrored elements at lower levels. There are benches and picnic tables on site. Landscaping is still in progress with grass surrounding the rubber base and a few small trees nearby.


10735 McQueen Road NW
Edmonton, Alberta


Baby Swings: no
Standard Swing: Yes 2
Baby/Parent Swing: no
2 person Swing: no
Saucer Swing: Yes 2
Accessible Swing: no
Digger: no
Music Features: no
Zipline: no
Zipline Spinner: no
Accessible Features: Yes

Ground Cover

Rubber: Yes
Sand: no
Turf: no
Wood Chips: no


School: Yes
Washrooms: no
Splash Park: no
Dinosaurs the Exhibition is the feature at TELUS World of Science Edmonton

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