Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park
COVID-19 Response: Nutrien Playland at Kinsmen Park
The rides at Nutrien Playland will open on May 9, 2021 in full compliance with guidelines and restrictions as required by the Chief Medical Health Officer and regulated under the Government of Saskatchewan’s Re-open Saskatchewan plan.
Temporary Train Closure: The train track was damaged during a park flood and will open later this season once park restoration is complete.
The play area is open. The spray pad will open June 1, 2021, and operate daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Know before you go!
To protect yourself and others from COVID-19 while using the rides and play area at Nutrien Playland, the following guidelines are in place:
- Rides will be disinfected after every use. Please be patient as delays are expected.
- Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance and exits of each ride.
- Always stay 2 metres apart from those not in your group. To allow for proper physical distancing, the carousel will not be operating at full capacity.
- Non-medical face masks will be required on the rides but not in the park area.
- Water fountains will not be available.
- Washrooms are open at limited capacity.
- When using the free children’s play area, follow these guidelines:
- Do not use the play area if you are sick.
- Stay 2 metres apart at all times from those not in your group.
- Your group must not exceed the restrictions on public gatherings, whih is a maximum of 10 people.
- Wash or sanitize your hands before and after using the play equipment.
- If play area is busy, come back when it is not as busy.
Visit saskatoon.ca/covid-19 for the latest information.
Celebrate the magic of play at Nutrien Playland with three star attractions that delight children and adults alike.
Soar high above the city on the 20 metre high Ferris wheel or have a twirl on a bright and cheery carousel animal. Hop aboard for a whistle-stop tour on the Canpotex Train - a park favourite. This replica modern-day freight train rolls along a 626 metre loop through the park.
Follow the pathways around the park or run free in the play areas. Work the pumps, troughs and valves in the water area or tackle the log climber and double cable ride in the sand. With many beautiful trees and rocks in the natural play space, it’s easy to forget you’re in city centre. The play area is always open and there are no admission fees.
This delightful attraction at the heart of Saskatoon is possible thanks to the generous support from Nutrien, Canpotex and Canadian Pacific. Additional support is received from Tourism Saskatoon and Tourism Saskatchewan.
- Rides do not operate if there is inclement weather.
- As per the Animal Control Bylaw No. 7860, pets are not permitted at Kinsmen Park.
Two parking lots are available: the Nutrien Playland parking lot and north of the YWCA (off Kinsmen Avenue). A third parking lot is currently under construction across the street at Nutrien Wonderhub.
Attractions & Accessibility
Rides: Admission is $2.25 for a single ticket and $22.50 for a Play Pack (12 tickets). One ticket per ride is required for the following:
- Ferris Wheel
- Canpotex Train (Temporarily Closed: The track was damaged during a park flood and will open later this season once park restoration is complete.)
Children's Play Area: FREE to enjoy and includes water spray features, sand play and a climbing area.
- Sand Play:
- Double cable ride
- Log climber
- Dome mountain
- Concrete stepping stones
- Water Play:
- Water engineering table
- Long-handled pump
- Forest fountain spray feature
- Water scale
- Climbing Area:
- Hill slide
- Dutch discs
- Pyramid tower with tunnel slide
- Spinner bowls
- Double saucer swing
- The Canpotex Train is wheelchair accessible
- The carousel can accommodate a chair with wheel locks. There is a portable ramp up to the carousel deck
- The playground surface is accessible, but not the features
Kinsmen Play Village
An accessible play structure with rubberized surface, tot lot play structure, saucer swings and balance beam are a skip, hop and jump away from Nutrien Playland!
Located in Kinsmen Park at the west end of the park off 26th Street East, next to the YWCA building.
Other Places to Play and Stay in Saskatoon
Saskatoon has a number of other great family friendly activities and events all summer. Check out Tourism Saskatoon or Tourism Saskatchewan for ideas for the whole family. Tourism Saskatoon maintains an up-to-date event calendar, and also check out their social media accounts at @visitsaskatoon and @exploresask for the latest news and contests.
Saskatoon also has a number of great accommodation options, from executive hotels to water slides for the kids!
Kinsmen Park Master Plan Information
Kinsmen Park Master Plan Updates
The Kinsmen Park and Area Master Plan will transform the park into a memorable and enjoyable place for all ages and abilities year-round, while continuing to support local communities and the growing downtown population. The Master Plan sets the framework to guide detailed design of the park and area over the next 25 years. It was approved by City Council in 2011 and phase one construction completed Summer 2015.
More information on the Kinsmen Park Master Plan. Also found under Related Documents.
View behind-the-scenes videos highlighting phase one rejuvenation of the park:
Kinsmen Play Village Updates
Kinsmen Play Village featured a paddling pool and playground in various forms since 1930. In 2016, work began on the Play Village as part of phase two of the Master Plan.
The former paddling pool, concrete and building structures have been removed and popular pelican slide from the paddling pool has been donated to the Children’s Discovery Museum. The accessible play structure, tot lot play structure, saucer swings and balance beam remain in place and the rubber surface was upgraded in Summer 2017. Future revitalization includes new landscaping and plantings. Kinsmen Play Village may be closed at times throughout the construction process, so watch for updates.
More information on the Kinsmen Play Village Project.
For more information on the Master Plan project, please call (306) 975-3485 or email.