Kiwanis Park stretches along Wascana Creek. The playground isn’t unique, but there’s an area near it with a bridge and waterfall that the kids loved. You can also go for a walk along the paved pathways by the water.
Location: Regina Ave & Elphinstone St, Regina (map)
Community: Normandy Heights
Parking: Parking lot near the playground & baseball diamond
Age Range: 5 – 12
Ground Cover: Gravel, grass
Features: Climber with slides, monkey bars, several ways to climb; park with waterfall nearby
Surrounding Park Area: Lots of open grassy parkland, trees, and creek pathway
Shade: No shade in the immediate vicinity of the playground, but plenty of trees relatively nearby
Amenities: Washrooms and water fountains near the baseball diamond
Accessibility: Not accessible
Charlotte’s review (6 years old): “The monkey bars were my favourite. You could stretch your arms.”
Luc’s review (4 years old): “The bridge was the best part. I liked crossing it, and I liked the waterfall.”
Kiwanis Park stretches along Wascana Creek, and it’s a really beautiful place to go for a walk. There’s a playground with a climber suited to older kids (5 and up), which is pretty run of the mill. What really makes the park special is a little spot to the side, enclosed by trees. There’s a small bridge and a waterfall, which felt really magical to the kids. There are stairs you can climb to get to the top of the waterfall – they were easy, even for my 4-year-old. The kids wanted to stay in this area and relax for awhile.
There’s also a paved pathway along Wascana Creek. We didn’t get to explore much of it on this trip, but what we saw looked really beautiful.
If you’re headed to Regina, check out my article about all the fun things to do there on Calgary Playground Review!