Summer Activities in Edmonton Part 2

Part two of our Edmonton summer activity list includes parks, playgrounds, spray parks, and a couple indoor activities for rainy days. If you haven’t checked out part one click here!

We curated a list of fun summer activities in Edmonton for kids and the family to go out and enjoy! We added in a couple of activities on the outskirts of Edmonton as well. What’s better than getting outside, taking a break from the screens, and making some memories?!

Summer in Edmonton

Spend some time in the water

Float down the Pembina River on a nice sunny day
Pembina River float on a hot, sunny day

Hit up the spray decks: Here is a list of all the spray parks around Edmonton, Strathcona Country, Leduc, Beaumont, Spruce Grove, and Fort Saskatchewan.

Raft the Pembina River: Take a relaxing float down the Pembina river but don’t forget about sunscreen! Find more information here.

Take a pool dip: Edmonton outdoor pools are all free again this year! Here is a list of all the Edmonton pools.

Edmonton Pool
Queen Elizabeth Pool, Photo by City of Edmonton

The Ultimate Playground Bucket List

We researched some of the coolest parks in and around the Edmonton area. We suggest you sit down with your kids and create a ‘Playground Bucket List’ for the summer. Try to check off as many as possible! Not only will you get outdoors, but it’s also a great way to get the whole family excited about doing something together.

Andy’s Playground: Loaded with a zip-line and three separate play areas which are suitable for children of all ages!
8700 84 Fort Saskatchewan

Eaux Claires Playground by PlayWorks

Borden Park: A nature-themed playground with three different play structures. Imagine you are in the middle of the forest and have found your own tree house. Climb on the bear statues, the beehive slides, and visit the Vaulted Willow Structure. While you are there, stop by the Borden Park Natural Pool which opened on June 28, 2019.
7507 Borden Park Road, Edmonton

Broadmore Lake Park: This park has multiple climbing structures, slides, and swings. Bring swimsuits for the sea-themed spray park with a ship play structure right next to the park.
Oak St near Glenmore Ave, Sherwood Park

Castle Downs Playground: One of Edmonton’s largest playgrounds hosts many swings, lots of things to keep toddlers entertained, and a skate park and spray park nearby. Ground coverage includes pour-in-place recycled tire in some areas and sand in others.
11520 153 Ave NW

Spruce Grove playground
Spruce Grove Rotary Playscape, photo by Jill Footz

Eaux Claire Playground: Hangout at the police station, fire department, corner store, or the county jail at this playground! Bring the peddle bikes to roam the rubber road surrounding the exterior of the park or have a picnic on the greenspace.
16103 – 95 Street, Edmonton

Kinsmen Park: Not only is there an awesome play structure, but you can also bike or walk on the easy trails all the way to Emily Murphy Park & Hawrelak Park.
9100 Walterdale Hill

Spruce Grove Rotary Playscape: A fenced perimeter and rubber flooring make this place a parents dream. Sliders, slides, a rope pyramid, and a twisty climbing wall will keep the family occupied for hours.
221 Jennifer Heil Way, Spruce Grove

Yohemas Park: Located off wye road in Sherwood Park, sits a new, innovated park decorated with many rope climbing structures. Pack hot wheels or marbles for the toddler park where you can race them down the mini track.
130 Tisbury Street, Sherwood Park

Indoor fun for rainy days:

We cannot guarantee every day will be nice out so here are a couple of ideas for indoor activities.

Bowling with Kids Bowl Free: This program is designed by bowling centers to give back to the community and provide a safe, secure, and fun way for kids to spend time this summer. Make sure you go to there website here to sign up in & check the hours of the bowling alley closest to you.

Pottery: Walk-in or book in advance at Crankpots or your local pottery place. All you have to do is pick your piece, colours, and paint away!

Indoor Playgrounds: Hideout on a rainy day at the indoor playgrounds. Explore the world of play as they climb, slide, hang, and race through a 2-storey play structure. Here is a list of indoor playgrounds made by the City of Edmonton.