With hot summer nights here already, we love to head out after supper for a quick cool down before bed. But with the larger spray parks jammed packed with excited kids, we sometimes want a quieter experience.
Then we came across this hidden gem in the Kilkenny neighbourhood, G. Edmund Kelly Park. This park includes a playground and spray park and is located at 150 Ave and 79 Street, Edmonton (easy access off 149A Ave and 82 Street). This spot offers a perfect evening escape with a moderate amount of people.
I love the fact that the playground and spray park are in the same park, but far enough away that the kids won’t roll in sand after they are wet. We went to the playground, set a timer, then headed to the spray park when time was up! Another great thing about this park is the amount of shade it receives in the evening. Most of the grassy area on the west side of the spray park was shaded and cool and some of the deck was shaded as well. If you didn’t bring a blanket for the grass, there are tables and benches around the deck.
The only downside is there are no bathrooms there, but if you’re just running out for a short visit after supper, it shouldn’t be too much of an issue if everyone goes before you leave home.
Currently, the water features are on Monday – Friday 3-9pm, weekends 9am-9pm, but since it shares green space with a school, these times will probably increase once school is out.
Update June 21: There is currently a porta potty on site for the summer!