Mobile Adventure Playground
A space for kids to rediscover play
This program has ended for the season. Please check back in Spring 2023.
Join us for a self-directed, drop-in program that use loose parts and natural materials to inspire active and creative outdoor play, and connect people, young and old, to nature.
Nature play spaces have been chosen to meet the needs of creative, imaginative, nature-based and self-directed play that are vital to children's cognitive, emotional and social development.
Onsite play ambassadors will be on site to inspire play. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch their children's imaginations soar in this new adventure space.
For groups of 15 or more, be sure to call 311 to let us know you are coming so we can accommodate your group and ensure you have the best experience possible.
When you call 311, let us know:
- Your group's name
- Your name
- Contact phone number
- Email address
- Preferred date and time of visit
- Number of children you are bringing
What are adventure playgrounds?
Adventure playgrounds are dynamic spaces where children can explore, create, imagine and learn in their own way. They contain a variety of materials and loose parts such as boards, tires, tape and cardboard that children are free to use to build, demolish, assemble and change their environments as they desire.
Adventure playgrounds are unlike the traditional playgrounds commonly found in City parks. Traditional playgrounds are outdoor play areas usually equipped with standardized play equipment such as swings, slides, monkey bars and the like. They are typically placed in the centre of a large, defined, flat area filled with approved safety surfacing such as pea gravel or pour-in-place rubber. Most traditional playgrounds encourage active, structured play that exercises the body through physical activity.
Looking for more free, high quality programs for your kids? We offer programs that are open to everyone at no cost. These programs offer many different activities including crafts, games, and active play. These programs are for children ages 3-12 years and are available in various community locations across Calgary.
Although important, active play is not the only type of play children need. Play spaces that meet the needs of creative, imaginative, nature-based and self-directed play are also vital to children’s cognitive, emotional and social development. Adventure playgrounds provide children with opportunities to grow and learn in these areas of development.
Help us make our program better
Thank you for participating in the Mobile Adventure Playground (MAP). We hope you had as much fun attending as we did!
We want to hear your feedback so we can keep improving. Please fill this quick survey and let us know your thoughts (your answers will be anonymous).
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the program supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org