Shouldice Park

Shouldice-ParkThe most famous attraction in the park is its inclusive playground built by Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities which is right beside Picnic Site 2, Shouldice Park. The organization aims to help kids overcome financial and accessibility barriers to sport and recreation. 

Shouldice Park was named after James Shouldice, an early pioneer who donated the land to the city with the condition of it becoming a park. The land sat untouched for 40 years after James' death in 1925 when it was finally developed into a park in the late 1960s.

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What is there to do at Shouldice Park?

The park’s main feature is the inclusive playground complete with a ramped PlayBooster play structure, Rhapsody Outdoor Musical Instruments, Sensory Play Center, and so much more.

Children of all abilities can enjoy tons of swing options. There is one saucer swing, two accessible swings, one double swing, two regular swings, and two baby swings.

Older kids will love the large climbing structures with extensive ramp systems and roller slides. It is easy to get around due to the pour-in-place recycled tire flooring and the ramp system.

Little kids can enjoy preschool climbers and numerous ground-level activities. There are photo ops you can stick your head through, musical features and things to touch and other activity panels.

There is a little counter for pretend play and some other cool features like a fun mirror and kaleidoscopes.

If your kids prefer to play with others, check out the spinning globe climber, the 4-person accessible merry-go-round, or the 4-person teeter-totter.

With wide, wheelchair-friendly ramps and accessible swings, this is a fabulous playground for those with physical challenges or little legs.

This playground is located near the Bow River with multiple picnic spots. You can even book some picnic sites with fire pits, and BBQ stands for personal gatherings. Washrooms and drinking fountains are open seasonally and head over to the Shouldice Dog Park (Montgomery NW) with your fur friends!

For your downtime, large trees are there to give you shade while you rest. You may also opt to walk around Shouldice Aquatic Centre and buy some ice cream.

The park also features the Shouldice Athletic Park for sports enthusiasts. There are soccer fields, baseball diamonds and batting practice at The Cage, basketball at Basketball Court 5 and tennis courts. Concession stands are present here during large sports tournaments.

If rafting and boating is your thing, you can head to the Shouldice Park Raft Takeoff Point or at the Shouldice Boat Ramp and plan an epic rafting afternoon on the sunny days we see in Calgary. 

How big is Shouldice Park?

Shouldice Park covers 28 hectares of land area. The Inclusive Playground occupies 15,000 square feet of the scope.

Where is Shouldice Park Located?

Shouldice Park is along the Bow River, just off the TransCanada Highway with the address as 4900 Monserrat Drive NW. It operates from 5 AM until 11 PM.

The playground is behind the tennis courts, near several picnic tables and lots of trees. The river is not far away, but far enough to not be a worry.

There are three small parking lots available, but they often get busy, so parking is one thing you need to plan ahead. The main parking area is situated near Monserrat Drive NW’s entrance, and the other two are along Bowness Road NW.

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Listing information last updated on October 19th, 2021 at 3:15am CDT.