The Best Playgrounds in Ottawa

Best Playgrounds in Ottawa - SavvyMom

Ottawa is home to some incredible playgrounds that are perfect for kids to unleash their imagination, move their bodes, have fun, and create unforgettable memories as a family. Whether you are looking for a playground to entertain your older kids, or younger, there is something for everybody in the Ottawa area and many parks are suitable for all ages!

The Best Playgrounds in Ottawa

Mooney’s Bay Park (Giver)

Mooney’s Bay Park has a beach, picnic areas, the Sue Holloway Fitness Park, and is home to the Terry Fox Stadium and a 4,600 square metre playground in the shape of Canada — said to be one of the largest in the country. It was built to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Located at 2960 Riverside Drive, head over for year-round activities like swimming in the waters of the Rideau River (during the summer of course!) plus bike paths and cross country skiing. A ski school is also on site.

Lansdowne Park

Right in the heart of the city, Lansdowne Park is not just a sports and entertainment complex but also home to a vibrant playground for kids. This urban oasis features an innovative play structure, interactive water features and a skateboard park. The park’s proximity to shops and food makes it an ideal spot for families to unwind and enjoy a day of outdoor recreation. There are also a lot of great restaurants nearby and coffee shops.

Westboro Kiwanis Park

Westboro Kiwanis Park, one of the best playgrounds in Ottawa, is located in the trendy neighbourhood of Westboro, combines natural beauty with a fantastic play space. The playground is located at the Dovercourt Recreation Centre and offers a large green space alongside it. With unique climbing structures, accessibility features, swings, slides and more this playground will keep your kids entertained for hours! There is also a wading pool on site which makes this a great Ottawa playground experience!

Sylvia Holden Children’s Park

This park + wading pool combo is a fantastic “one stop shop” in Ottawa. With lots of open green space and only a 10 minutes bike ride from downtown Ottawa you have easy access to some of Ottawa’s best coffee shops to stock up on caffeine for the parents before a day of swimming, playing, and picnicking!

Millennium Park

Located in Orleans, Millennium Park is a gem for families residing in the eastern part of Ottawa. The park’s expansive green spaces provides lots of room for children to run and play, while the expansive playground equipment ensures that kids of all ages can join in the fun. Millennium Park offers a wide range of engaging activities for kids to enjoy.

Brewer Park

Situated in the heart of Old Ottawa South, Brewer Park offers a wide range of recreational activities for children of all ages. This large park boasts well-maintained playground structures, including climbing frames, swings, and slides, designed to cater to various age groups. With ample open spaces, picnic areas, and a splash pad, Brewer Park is a favorite destination for families seeking a fun-filled day outdoors.

Lionel Britton Playground

This playground is located centrally in the Glebe and it’s the perfect space for the under 5 crowd. This small playground is fully fenced and offers lots of shade which makes it a great space for toddlers to run and explore. Often local community members will leave toys here for communal use, including ride on toys.


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