PotashCorp Playland at Kinsmen Park
Celebrate the magic of play at Saskatoon’s newly renovated PotashCorp Playland at Kinsmen Park. It reopened in 2015 with three star attractions that delight children and adults alike.
The bright lights of the Ferris wheel will be a cheery hallmark of the downtown skyline, with riders soaring high above the city. The original carousel animals are all spiffed up and ready to delight. It may seem like just a ride, but a twirl around the carousel can stay with you for a lifetime.
Hop on for a whistle-stop tour aboard the Canpotex Train - a park favourite. Complete with locomotive, caboose and plenty of seating, the replica modern-day freight train follows the original racetrack route around the park. Gather at the plaza for a treat from the concession or to follow the pathways around Playland. The Canpotex Train is wheelchair accessible.
Learn, laugh and explore in the children’s play area, set in a beautiful stand of trees. Climb the pyramid tower, ride the hill slide or rock in the huge saucer swings - there is plenty of room to run here. Have a splash while working the pumps, troughs, valves and sprayers in the water area. The sand play is a hit with tons of fun waiting. Try the double cable ride, log climber and dome mountain. With so many beautiful trees, rocks and natural features, you may forget you are in the 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 PotashCorp, Canpotex and Canadian Pacific.
Parking is available at the PotashCorp Playland at Kinsmen Park Parking Lot, the Mendel site, and north of the YWCA (off Kinsmen Avenue).
View the exciting behind-the-scenes work that took place to rejuvenate the new attraction and park:
- The Canpotex Train is wheelchair accessible
- The carousel can accommodate a chair with wheel locks, but there is no ramp up to it at this time (wheelchairs need to be lifted onto the ride)
- The playground surface is accessible, but not the features
Kinsmen Play Village
As part of the Kinsmen Park Master Plan, the Kinsmen Play Village is now permanently closed. Removal of the Play Village will begin summer 2016 and include the play structure, paddling pool and building. The play structure will be moved to Ashworth Holmes Park in Caswell Hill as part of an accessible destination playground in the park. The popular pelican slide from the paddling pool has been donated to the Children’s Discovery Museum and will be incorporated into the new Children’s Discovery Museum at the Mendel building. Following the removal, revitalization of the park area will begin. This will include landscaping and planting grass to bring the area back to a natural park space.
Click here for more information on the Kinsmen Park Master Plan.