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12 Best Outdoor Playgrounds In Vancouver To Explore With Your Littles Ones

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Playgrounds and Vancouver go hand in hand, there are ample parks and fun playscapes around the city.

Although there is no doubt a fun playground worth mentioning in each neighbourhood, we have rounded up some the best known, or new must-see playgrounds in Vancouver.

How many of the ones on this list have you played at before?

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Vancouver Playgrounds Worth Visiting

Champlain Heights Community Centre Playground

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The playground situated at Champlain Heights Community Centre is one of three neighborhood playgrounds currently undergoing upgrades. The other two are smaller play areas situated along the walking paths between Champlain Crescent and Matheson Crescent.

The playground opened at the end of May and features a play tower, hill slide, in-ground trampoline, net spinner, a water play feature, and plenty of trees for shade.

Brewers Park

This is a fairly new playground that opened up in 2021. The park has been designed to have three distinct areas. Each with its own unique features, and is rich in diversity. The first section is a spacious playing field, while the second boasts tennis and basketball courts. The final area is a grassy expanse that includes a playground and wading pool.

Ash Park


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This playground also opened in 2021 and it is so cool. The futuristic shapes and vibrant colours are sure to keep your little ones busy, imagining all types of adventure.

Beaconsfield Park

Another playground that was completed recently. There are two play elements, one designed for older kids and another for the younger ones who tend to prefer the sand area and embankment slide. Some stand out features are the unique climbing rope dome and the overhead spinner, which has a spherical cage at its center.

China Creek North Park

This park got an upgrade recently adding a new section with colourful padded safety flooring and a climbing wall. What is unique about this park is that the playground structure has a car track for your little one to race their favourite toy in.

Hastings Park AKA Slidey Slides


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No Vancouver playgrounds list would suffice without this popular destination amongst playground enthusiasts. The rubber matting, large playgrounds, sandbox, outdoor gym only adds to the fact there there is an actual rubber area for climbing complete with slides and ropes.

Creekside Park

This playground is newly renovated making it shiny and bright. Set in beautiful False Creek, it has a zip line, sand and water feature, 2 storey slide and lots of climbing structures. The area is surrounded by picnic tables and is also next to Science World, lot of fun to be had here.

Granville Island Waterpark


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Not that you need another reason to make Granville Island appealing, but there is a waterpark that is pretty spectacular, next to the Kids Market. It’s large, bright, has a winding slide, fire hydrant and lots of room to splash and run around.

Charleson Park

Another park in False Creek in Fairview, this playground also comes with a stunning view. Some of the cool features here is a wooden ship play structure, in-ground trampolines, a spinner/climber feature all on rubber surfacing. Kids enjoy hours of play here often.

Douglas Park


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This popular area for many kids and kids events and activities comes complete with a huge playground area. There is also a sand pit, in-ground trampoline, a zip line, play houses and as per usual some amazing climbing structures. There are a lot of options to get kids of all ages running off some energy.

Jones Park

A well known feature at this park is the giant wooden snail that kids love to climb, and it sprouts water in the summer. The actual playground, and slide, is shaped as a wooden pirate ship and allows for a lot of imagination for the little ones. A bonus here is that you can often actually find street parking (which we all know can be rare).

Kaslo Park


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Part of the charm here is the grassy slopes that overlooks the entire neighbourhood. The playground itself is brand new and just renovated in July 2020 with bright new play structures, a sloped/rubber climbing wall and and embankment slide.

Mount Pleasant Park

This becomes a popular hot spot every summer for kids of all ages. This large park has 3 playgrounds (one for each age group) along with a sandpit, a skate park, and basketball courts. The area also has a huge grass field where (pre-pandemic days) many outdoor movies are hosted. Last summer it was frequented by Salty’s Lobster Food Truck, making it a fun place to spend the day and have a picnic.





For more places to explore in beautiful BC, check out our Travel & Outdoors section.

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