Parks and Playgrounds

If you are looking for somewhere to spend a couple of hours or a day with your kids, you can check out:

  • Water Parks
  • City Parks
  • Provincial Parks

Parks and Recreation Offices (Downtown – 828-3580)
6 West Seymour St. Booking and Rentals – 828-3492

Kamloops Neighbourhood Playgrounds

Batchelor Heights-

Saddleback Park – on Saddleback Dr

Two swings (one baby, one child), climbing tube, play structure, two slides, “twirling circle of dizziness and doom”, stand ‘n spin, green space, lovely view, bench, no shade.

South Shore (Downtown)-

Riverside Park Playground 1– entry on Lansdowne by the Heritage House, pay parking (1$ for 2 hours)

Lots of fun for kids of all ages.  This is new, in Fall 2009.  4 swings (2 baby), Two slides, Rocking “Couch”, Rolling Log, Swaying Bridge and more…

Dominion Park – on Park Cres between Dominion Cres and Pine Cres (access from 13th Ave off Columbia St)

Swings, Play Structure, Rocking Quad, Slide, Green Space, Picnic Table, Bench, 4 Swings (2 baby, 2 child)

Prince Charles Park, Playground and Kiddie Pool– on Columbia Street, between 12th and 11th Ave  *on bus route*

Seasonal pool (shallow water), Swings, Slides, Washrooms, Picnic Tables, Sandbox, Play Structure, Shade, plenty of green space and much more….

South Shore (Powers Addition/West Battle)-

McIntosh Tot Lot – W Battle, between Boundary Rd and Centre Ave.

Fenced with a good hill for rolling down.  A climbing area, slide, monckey bars and a springy duck thing.

Powers Memorial Park – intersection of Centre Ave and W. Battle.

Pretty simple fenced lot with a slide and some climbing areas

South Shore (Sahali)-

Gleneagles Park – around 900 block of Gleneagles

Slide, Swings (1 baby, 1 child), Shade, Play Structure and Rocking Quad plus green space.

Whistler Lane Play Structure – Whistler Lane off Gleneagles *on bus route*

McGowan Waterpark, Park and Playground – Off Summit Drive across from Hollyburn Dr *on bus route*

Seasonal waterpark, Play Structure, 2 Slides, Climbing Wall, Swings, Spiderweb, lots of green space, picnic tables and shade, good “rolling hill”, too.

Westsyde –

Westsyde Centennial – Franklin Road near the Westsyde Petting Zoo


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Last updated January 21, 2014

2 thoughts on “Parks and Playgrounds”

  1. What about the tot lot on 7th avenue? Great shady trees, picnic table, swings, playground, completely fenced in a quiet neighborhood, large grassy areas.

  2. As a tourist with a toddling one year old knowing what kind of ground there was at the playground would be most helpful. For example if it was wood chips or sand or gravel. Thanks!

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