Candy Cane Park is huge, and it’s located in beautiful Wascana Centre Park, which circles a lake. This park is home to the famous giant goose slide! There are also washrooms and BBQ areas, and there’s a skate park right across the street.
Location: 501 Wascana Dr, Regina (map)
Community: Wascana Centre Park
Parking: Parking lot
Age Range: 0 – 12
Ground Cover: Sand
Features: A giant goose slide, a wheelchair-acessible play area, small and large climbers, two climbing walls, pretend play area (ice cream shop and bank), balance beams, swings, circular spinner.
Surrounding Park Area: A huge park with lots of space to run, lake and skate park across the street.
Shade: Lots of shade from large trees
Seating: Benches and picnic tables
Amenities: BBQ areas (these are claimed pretty early in the day), washrooms
Accessibility: One area of the playground is wheelchair accessible.
Charlotte’s review (6 years old): “The goose slide was my favourite part. It was awesome.”
Luc’s review (4 years old): “The candy cane tree was the best. I really liked it because it had red and white.”
Candy Cane Park is named for the two striped trees at the entrance to the parking lot. It’s definitely one of the best playgrounds in Regina – it’s huge, and Wascana Centre Park is beautiful. The Science Centre (and its accompanying playground) are very near by, which makes it easy to spend at least a day in this area.
The wheelchair-accessible part of this playground was larger than most – it has a bus with steering wheels, musical instruments, and a memory game. There are a couple of other “wall” games next to it that are accessible via the paved pathway around the playground.
Candy Cane Park is also worth a trip because of a few unique play structures. First, there’s the giant goose slide. Some adults find it a bit creepy, but kids unanimously love it. There’s also a circle to climb in – you can either rock gently, or spin upside down in a 360 degree circle. The climber for big kids was also unusual – my daughter (6) loved it, but there were much bigger kids climbing higher than she was and having a ball.
If you’re headed to Regina, check out my article about all the fun things to do there on Calgary Playground Review!