Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground has many unique climbers, swings, slides, and even sandboxes with toys. Here’s our review, so you know what to expect when visiting (+more family-friendly activities at the end).

I drove past the Capitol Hill Dinosaur playground countless times when I went shopping for the best pastry in the city in the Edelweiss Village. It wasn’t until my son noticed the playground and wanted to play that I stopped to check it out.

Since then, we have visited several times because the playground has not just one but two sandboxes and many toys, diggers and excavators to play with. I haven’t seen a sand pit in other playgrounds we visited in the city.

While kids can play at the playground, in a sandbox, or on the wooden bike ramps, parents can enjoy the picnic table without worries as the whole area is fenced.

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

Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground

Here’s everything you need to know about the Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground.

Info about the Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground:

  • Location: by the Capitol Hill Community Association, 1531 21 Ave NW, Calgary, Map
  • Parking: free street parking
  • Age range: 2-12
  • No public washroom nearby

Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground

Playground features

The playground has gravel on the ground instead of the recycled tire floor that most playgrounds have.

There are two climbing structures, one for small climbers and one for older kids. The gazebo climbing structure called “Treehouse” has several climbing options and a slide. Underneath is a storefront for pretend play.

Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground

In the middle of the play area are a spider web climber, a swing, and another climbing structure. Several climbers look like dinosaur bones with a big dinosaur skull in the front. The wobbly bridge is our son’s favourite; it challenges him without scaring him.

Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground

Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground

Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground

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The playground has two saucer swings, two regular swings, and two baby swings.

Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground

Several wooden bike ramps are on the other side of the park for kids with bikes. It’s also where we hang around most of the time. Not only for running across the ramps but for the sandboxes. Our son loves diggers and excavators; since several of them are available, he can play in the sand for a long time.

Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground

The end of the park has a big grassy area with nets for kicking a ball around.

Relax options

The picnic tables and benches provide lots of seating. You can grab a book from one of the little libraries and relax. Since the playground is located in a big park with a fence, you can walk around while your kids play or even have an outdoor workout.

Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground

Capitol Hill Dinosaur Playground

What’s close by

As mentioned earlier, the Edelweiss Village is just a two-minute drive away, which I highly recommend for great pastries, cakes & desserts, freshly cooked meals, and lots of European food.

And if the weather ruins your plans, you have several options:

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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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