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Check out these awesome hidden gem playgrounds

Hello, summer!

Prince George basically by-passed spring and went straight into summer these past two weeks, and we’re totally okay with that!

We all know and love the large municipal parks like Duchess Park and L’heidli T’enneh Memorial Park, but what about the hidden gems?

It’s time to take full advantage of that glorious sun, so get the kids ready and check out these lesser-known playgrounds speckled throughout the city.

Many of our favorites are located at schools, so be mindful of when class is in session and check them out after hours or on weekends.

Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Park

Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick Bravery Park tops the charts as one of the newest and most fun parks out there.

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The playground has been completely revamped along with a brand new skate park for all levels of skaters.

It’s the second skatepark in the city and the first built in almost two decades!

Pinewood Elementary School

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Pinewood Elementary School boasts a newly revamped playground cherished by students.

The playground features multi-levels with a ton of fun features for those epic sessions of ninja tag.

There are also great structures for younger school-aged kids to foster those vital early climbing skills.

Beaverly Elementary School

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Beaverly Elementary School gets rave reviews from parents and visitors alike.

The expansive play area will keep kids busy for hours.

Parents will love how easy bedtime is after a good session at this playground.

Ron Brent Elementary School

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Ron Brent Elementary boasts some pretty cool climbing features not found at many other schools.

Kids can get a full body workout while hanging upside down, or test the limits climbing to new heights.

If you’re looking for parks well-suited to younger ages, check out this map of the City’s Neighbourhood Parks:

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Five playgrounds have been replaced as of 2017:

  • Byng Park at 2550 Byng Avenue
  • Eaglenest Park at 4343 Eaglenest Crescent
  • Moosehart Park at 2447 Abbott Crescent
  • North College Park at 5355 Eaton Avenue
  • St. Mary Park at 7540 St. Mary Crescent

You can find more information of the Neighbourhood Parks here.

Which playground is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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