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The Best Playgrounds in Halifax

Published May 21, 2019 | Updated Feb 19, 2020

Check out our picks of the coolest playgrounds for kids in Halifax.

Any parent with a young child knows that having a list of go-to local playgrounds is a must. Playgrounds are always a great free way of getting your kids outside, and tiring them out.  Here is a list of the best playgrounds in and around Halifax.

DeWolf Park

150 Waterfront Dr, Bedford, NS B4A 4J4

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There are many reasons why DeWolf Park would make the top of our list! Not only is the playground huge, but it has padded flooring to cushion your kid when they fall, sweet slides, and tons of things to climb on. The view from the playground is also amazing (we love checking out all of the boats) and there is a fantastic set of paths nearby that your are your family can take to check out the water.

Overall, this parks gets a 5/5.

Isleville Playground

3460 Isleville St, Halifax, NS

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Another one of our favourite playgrounds in Halifax is the Isleville Playground. This spot is great because not only is the playground awesome, but there is also a small splash pad with sprayers to help your kids cool off in the summer in addition to a sandbox and plenty of grass park area to start a game of soccer or baseball on.

The playground is fenced in all the way around for added security.

Sir Sandford Fleming Park and Playground

Dingle Rd, Halifax, NS B3P

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Although the actual playground at Sir Sandford Fleming Park isn’t that amazing the surrounding ample green space and extensive walking trails and water access make up for it.  

We would recommend going here if your family is interested in experiencing a beautiful park, not just having fun on a playground.

DJ Butler Playground

99 Flamingo Drive, Halifax, Nova Scotia

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This playground really offers everything your kids need to keep entertained. There are tons of swings, slides, and open areas to start up a pick up game. Kids also love the little climbing area and the bouncing bumble bee.

Other positive features include padded ground around certain parts of the playground for additional protection and a walking path around the playgrounds.

Westmount Playground

6700 Edward Arab Ave, Halifax, NS B3L

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Nothing beats the Westmount Playground and its foam floors and ramps. The playground is also handicap accessible and has sprinklers in the summertime that turn on to keep the kids cool.  

The Westmount Playground is a real winner. We love the slides, swings, monkey bars, and baby swings. This place is a guaranteed good spot.

Ferry Terminal Park

88 Alderney Dr, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 4S8

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We love the look and feel of the Ferry Terminal Park playground. The playground has tons of places to climb, slide now, and hang from. Our personal favourite part is the carousel and catching the best view in Halifax.

Central Commons

5816 Cogswell St, Halifax, NS B3H 2Z4

If it is a sunny day in Halifax, we recommending grabbing the minivan, a picnic lunch, and some sunscreen before heading out to Central Commons. The atmosphere at Central Commons playground is perfect. It is close to the skate park, brunch restaurants, and there is a great select of slides for your kids to whip down on.

Did we miss any of your favourite playgrounds or play structures? Everyone has their family favourites so feel free to let us know yours in the comment section below.

Or check out our Summer Camp section to see some of the best camps offered in and around Halifax!

Carly Paracholski
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