Playground Project

April Update

Do you work for a corporate organization that is seeking to positively impact youth well-being and physical health? Does anyone in your social or family circle work for a company that seeks to invest in strong communities?

As the immediate threat of the pandemic resides and the Alberta economy is on the upswing again, the Woodman Obstacle-Style Playground Project for teens may be the best place to invest community funds or provide matching dollars towards!

Between now and June 30, we aim to raise $25,000.00 through corporate donors. We see this as an ambitious, but reasonable goal, at a timely season. By reaching this interim goal, we envision being able to build the obstacle style playground in the spring of 2023, with the support of casino funds, previously raised fundraising dollars, and matching grants.

For more information please view the April Update Presentation.

The Woodman School Council has struck a playground committee to investigate choices and secure grants/funds for a major build in the upper field at the rear of the school.  For older school sites like Woodman, it requires intensive community and school support to secure the needed funds for a build.  This structure is being designed with the adolescent learner (10-14) in mind.  In addition to providing important active play over lunch hours, it will be utilized as part of fitness training in daily Physical Education classes.  Outside of school hours, it is hoped that a structure will create a much-needed community hub for neighbours living on the east side of Elbow Dr. SW.

The Woodman School Council is directing various fundraising initiatives towards this cause. In the event that any member of the school or public wishes to support this good cause, we would be grateful for your donation.  Please visit the Parks Foundation Canada website to learn more about corporate and private donations.”

The Woodman School Playground Committee is enthusiastically working to make an obstacle course style playground a reality.  An innovative and accessible playground that will be challenging to persons in the 10 - 14 age range.  It is meant to be a unique space for tweens/teens to keep up a physically active lifestyle.  As children get older, they leave organized sport or no longer have an option to join activities at a recreational level. This space is meant to provide another option for our youth to continue working on balance, coordination, agility, strength, fitness, and having FUN!  Not just for kids, adults will be able to enjoy it too.

Woodman School serves students from several SW communities, including: Shawnessy, Somerset, Millrise, Bridlewood, Evergreen, Shawnee, Silverado, Belmont, Yorkville, Chinook Park, Haysboro, Kingsland, Southwood, Woodbine, Woodcreek, Woodlands, Canyon Meadows, Oakridge, Cedarbrae, Palliser, Bayview, Pump Hill, Kelvin Grove, Eagle Ridge, Cranston, Auburn Bay, Mahogany, Braeside, Sirocco, and Pine Creek.

Woodman School Council & Playground Committee

Woodman School / École Woodman

Donate Today!

If you would like to make a donation, please click on the link or scan the QR code and select Woodman Playground.

To make a donation by cheque, please download the form at:

Note: All cheques must be made out to Parks Foundation Calgary, re: Woodman Playground

 For any questions, please email

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