WC Tubby Bateman Park

When the art becomes the park! Tucked away in a south Edmonton neighbourhood, just off the Mill Creek Ravine is a tiny patch of parkland called WC Tubby Bateman Park. The swings (2 standard and 2 baby), slide and climbers are great, as is the brightly coloured toddler playground, but the highlight for us was the gorgeous carved Buffalo. The granite carving is titled “Buffalo Mountain” by Artist Stewart Steinhauer. According to the Edmonton Arts Council sign at the site, it represents the Rock Grandfather, a Cree Spiritual being charged with caring for and communicating with fragile humans and the hole in its centre represents safe passage through the mountains. Surrounding the carving are 13 boulders, representing 13 moons in the Cree calendar.

This playground is based in sand, and offers mature trees and benches.

Address

9703 – 88 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta

Features

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

Ground Cover

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

Amenities

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

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