Bridgeland Community Centre playground has playful structures for all ages with Calgary skyline views and an ice cream shop nearby. Here’s our review so you know what to expect when visiting (+ more family-friendly activities at the end).

Bridgeland Community Centre playground is one of our favourites. It’s close to our house; there are many structures and climbers to play on for small toddlers, a nice grassy area for picnics, a delicious ice–cream shop, and a bike path. We’ve been here countless times since our son learnt to walk and always love coming back.

Bridgeland is a lovely neighbourhood in Calgary with small shops, restaurants, and parks; it’s close to downtown and Bow River but without the busy city vibe.

This post is part of the series about the best playgrounds in Calgary.

Bridgeland Community Centre Playground with soccer field

The Bridgeland Community Centre playground is accessible with a soft floor, easy ramp access, several slides, climbing structures, swings, and playful setups. There are activity panels and slides for small toddlers and climbers for bigger kids.

There are many picnic tables, benches, an ice rink and a fire pit in winter.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Bridgeland Community Centre playground.

Useful info about Bridgeland Community Centre playground:

  • Location: Murdoch Park in Bridgeland – Centre Avenue NE & 9 Street NE, Map
  • Parking: 0.5 hour free or 4-hour paid parking on Centre Avenue, a free parking lot at 9 St NE by the Bridgeland Community Association, free parking on 7a Street NE near Village Ice Cream
  • Age range: 2-12 years
  • No public washroom in the area

Bridgeland Community Centre Playground

Bridgeland Community Centre playground

Playground features

The main climbing structure is accessible via a ramp and features a piano activity panel, a steering wheel, and a slide. Then, via monkey bars, you get to a climbing structure for older kids and another slide with a climbing wall next to it.

Bridgeland Community Centre Playground

piano at Bridgeland Community Centre Playground

Bridgeland Community Centre Playground

There’s a big climbing rock made of soft material to challenge kids of all ages. There’s a saucer swing, a balance beam swing, another climbing structure for older kids, a climbing wall, and a big tree climbing spinner.

swings at Bridgeland Community Centre Playground

climbing wall at Bridgeland Community Centre Playground

Bridgeland Community Centre Playground

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The favourite thing our son is always playing with is the piano activity panel and slides.

Relax options

Several benches are set up all around the playground. There are picnic tables and chairs for sitting on the grassy area near the Bridgeland Community Association.

The trees provide lots of shade for a nice picnic and relaxation. Many moms enjoy the shade alone or with their babies while toddlers play.

Around the playground

Bridgeland Community Association hosts a weekly Farmer’s Market during summer located between the hall and the playground, every Thursday 3:30-7:30 pm.

A paved path goes around Murdoch Park, which is great for biking. The soccer field next to the playground provides lots of grass for a picnic.

Village Ice Cream (69 7a Street NE) is our stop every time we’re in the area, and they’re open all week long, year-round! There are also many cafés and pizzerias around the park.

What’s close by

Another fantastic and one-of-a-kind playground is a walking distance away at Flyover Park.

A bridge over Memorial Drive leads to a Bow River Pathway and St. Patrick’s Island with another playground. Trout Beach is an enjoyable place on the island where kids can splash around in a shallow part of Bow River runoff. St. Patrick’s Island also hosts many free family-friendly events such as outdoor movies and concerts. Check out the event calendar for the current program.

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Have you been to this playground? What do you think?


About Maya Steiningerova

Heyo, I’m Maya! An adventure athlete currently living near the Canadian Rockies with my partner in crime Michal. I love running in the mountains, jumping in the ice cold lakes, mountain biking and trying not so common activities, such as mountaineering. By showing that an ordinary person can live an extraordinary life, my hope is to inspire you to live an adventurous life and provide you with tips and tools for your own adventure.

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