Wondering where to find some great summer adventures?
Look no further than Edmonton’s Community Facilities and Parks Accessibility Guide.
A quick overview of accessible City of Edmonton play spaces can also be found below with links to directions via Google Maps:
Accessible Indoor Facilities for Summer Fun
- C.T. Aquatic and Recreation Centre – 2909 -113 Avenue. Fully accessible facilities with integrated activities and programs available for persons with disabilities.
- Outdoor Pool Fred Broadstock – 158 Street & 105A Avenue. Fully accessible outdoor pool with lift access and zero depth entry, ramps connecting to picnic area and sundeck.
- Edmonton Valley Zoo – Buena Vista Road & 134 Street. Accessible facility, viewing areas, and carousel rides.
- Hawrelak Park – 9330 Groat Road. Fully accessible River Valley Park, accessible sheltered picnic sites, washrooms, and buildings.
- Jackie Parker Park – 4540 – 50 Street NW. Fully accessible River Valley Park, with accessible transit and parking lots, wide paved paths, accessible washrooms, picnic sites, viewing points, Playground, and Spray Park.
- Louise McKinney Park – 95 Street and 101 Avenue. Fully accessible Park with accessible parking, paths, paved picnic sites, switchback ramps with handrails, and accessible resting and viewing points.
- Rundle Park – 203 – 113 Avenue. Fully accessible Park, right near ACT Aquatic and Recreation Centre.
- Terrace Heights Park – 101A Avenue and 68 Street. Fully-accessible Park.
Accessible Spray Parks and Playgrounds
- Castledowns Park – 115 Street and 153 Avenue. Spray Park and Playground.
- John Devoldore Park – 16415 – 83 Avenue NW. Spray Park and Playground.
- West Meadowlark Park – 9311 – 165 Street. Park and Spray Park.
- Henderson Park – 3408 Riverbend Road. Park and Spray Park.
- Violet Archer Park – 10920 – 70 Avenue. Park and Spray Park.
- Bonnie Doon Park – 9217 – 94 Street. Park and Spray Park.
- Ellerslie Spray Deck – 6 Avenue and Edwards Drive. Spray Park.
- Parkview Park – 9135 146 Street. Playground.
- Rio Terrace Playground – 15504 – 76 Avenue. Playground.
- Summerlea Park – 9020 – 175 Street. Playground and River Valley Path.
More great ideas in and around the City!
Sensory Kits at the Museum
Grab a Sensory Kit to enhance your museum visit! Kits include a backpack with noise reduction headphones, sunglasses, fidgets, and a timer. The kit also includes a sensory map to guide your visit, helping you find things like quiet areas, hands-on exhibits, movement opportunities, and snack zones.
Sensory Kits come in both small and large sizes. They are available at the Admissions desk and are free to borrow.
Tickets can be purchased in advance. If your family enjoys the museum and plans to visit several times a year, their Annual Mammoth Pass is an INCREDIBLE value, at only $70 for a yearly family pass (pass includes two (2) adults and children 17 and younger, to a maximum of eight (8) people)!!
Click HERE to plan your trip to the Royal Alberta Museum.
Alberta Aviation Museum Sensory Nights
This is a new event being offered at the Alberta Aviation Museum, and it will run on the third Thursday of every month from 5:00-8:00 pm. The Alberta Aviation Museum is offering two sensory-friendly nights during the summer on Thursday, July 21 from 5:00-8:00 pm, and Thursday, August 18 from 5:00-8:00 pm. This program will continue into the fall and winter as well. Click HERE for details and to purchase tickets.
Sensory Screenings at the Telus World of Science
They turn the lights up a bit and turn the noise down to screen great IMAX movies on the giant screen in a more relaxed and calm setting. Click HERE for the summer-fall screening schedule and more information about planning your visit!
Visit the Sheep!
Take a trip out to Fort Saskatchewan to visit the sheep who keep the park around the Fort Precinct trim and tidy! You can bring tasty treats like whole carrots, celery, or apples for the sheep to munch if you’d like. Or just watch them crunch away on the delicious grass and weeds. Get as close as you’d like and pet them, or watch from a comfortable distance. Click HERE for more information and the summer 2022 grazing schedule.
Visit the nearby Millers’ Ice Cream for a cool treat in their unique shop that used to be a train station!
Tips from the Centre for a Smooth-Sailing Summer!
Click HERE to have a look at our pro tips to help make transitions more manageable and make summer more fun for the whole family!