Crossings Playground Conceptual Design

Crossings is getting a new playground and we are so very excited to show you the design concept!

This playground is situated on a future school site and encompasses an area of approximately 5 acres. A community wide survey and forum was hosted on from March 21 - May 27, 2019. Based on the feedback we received from Lethbridge residents, we are excited to unveil our conceptual design.

The playground is designed to be:

  • All ages - activities for tots to teens

  • Accessible - activities for all abilities

  • Unique - different than other parks in the city

  • High Capacity - space to serve the future school population and the surrounding community

The playground features various themed pods that are interconnected in a plaza-style design. This promotes accessibility, ample seating, inter-connectivity, and aesthetic interest. The following play elements have been incorporated:

  • Super NetPlex: climbing tower with lookout, slides, climbing features and more (*accessible features) view here

  • Crab Trap: large net climbing structure view here

  • We-Go-Round: merry-go-round (*accessible) view here

  • Zip Track: 66’ in length (*accessible) view here

  • Smart Play Motion: toddler fun with 16 different elements (*accessible) view here

  • Natural Play Area including rocks, ropes, stumps, tree tunnels, cabin play structure view here

  • Games pod with pavement markings for snakes and ladders, twister, hopscotch and bean bag toss (*accessible)

  • All terrain track with lumps and bumps (*accessible)

  • Swings and more swings (*accessible)

  • Sled/Toboggan Hill

  • Various seating areas (*accessible)

  • A mix of surfacing including rubber, wood fiber and pea gravel strategically placed to promote accessibility.

A public open house was held on May 29th, 2019 from 3:00-7:00pm at CASA to unveil this project and others. Here are all the display boards that were presented:

  1. Playground Location Map

  2. Playground Survey + Forum Results

  3. Playground Design

  4. Playground Elements (1 of 2)

  5. Playground Elements (2 of 2)

Detailed design will now begin and is anticipated to be complete this fall. Construction of the playground should commence in spring/summer of 2020 with an anticipated opening of Fall 2020.

We would love your feedback! Leave us a comment or shoot an email to

Abby Slovack
Land Development Manager