Kamloops is great for families and has several playgrounds, parks, waterparks, and skate parks to keep the kids entertained. Here are a few local favourites.

Riverside Park

100 Lorne Street

Located on the shores of the Thompson River, right in Downtown Kamloops, Riverside park is a hub of activity in the summer. 

Riverside Park features:

  • Beach
  • 2 Playgrounds
  • Splash Park (under construction Summer 2022)
  • Music in the Park (July & Aug)
  • Tennis & Pickleball Courts
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom

McArthur Island

1655 Island Parkway

A hub of activity and fun. One of Kamloops' newest playgrounds located on the north end of McArthur Island.

McArthur Island features:

  • Accessible features such as the 'We-Go-Round' and sensory panels
  • Mini-Golf Course
  • Picnic Area
  • Universal Pit Toilet
  • Disc Golf + Practice Area
  • Skate Park
  • Walking Path

Albert McGowan Park

2025 Summit Drive

Get out of the car and stretch your legs at this favourite neighbourhood park. Take a walk down to Gambles pond or play in the splash park or playground.

Albert McGowan Park features:

  • Spray park
  • Playground
  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Mini Soccer Field
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom

Prince Charles Park

1145 Nicola Street

A local community park perfect for the younger children with a shallow wading pool and plenty of park space.

Prince Charles Park features:

  • Wading Pool
  • Playground
  • Picnic Tables
  • Basketball
  • Restroom

McDonald Park

501 McDonald Ave

Located on the North Shore, this neighbourhood park is popular among local families and in the summer during their limited 'Music in the Park' nights.

McDonald Park features:

  • Splash Park
  • Playground
  • Picnic Table
  • Restroom

Westsyde Centennial

705 Franklin Road

Located in Westsyde, this park offers something for the whole family.

Westsyde Centennial Park features:

  • Splash Park
  • Playground
  • Petting Zoo
  • Picnic Tables
  • Restroom

Exhibition Park

1055 River Street

Sports-centred park featuring stadiums, dog park and skate park.

Exhibition Park features:

  • Baseball Diamonds
  • Tennis Courts
  • Rugby Field
  • Skate Park
  • Dog Park
  • Restroom

BC Wildlife Park

9077 Dallas Drive

Connecting people to BC’s wildlife and wild spaces, the BC Wildlife Park is a non-profit wildlife park and rehabilitation centre for orphaned and injured wildlife.

The BC Wildlife Park features:

  • Wildlife - of course!
  • Splash Park
  • Playground
  • Miniature Train


Kids Parks and Playgrounds Map

For a full list of parks, playgrounds, tot lots and more, click here.