Nature Playground

From your first steps down the tree-lined path toward the Nature Playground, you will be transported into a world of wonder that encourages children of all ages to run, jump, climb and explore!

The Nature Playground is open daily from 9:00 am - 9:00 pm.

Please note, the water feature at the Nature Playground is currently closed. 

Explore the sand and water play area, slithering slides, a sky-high crow’s nest, willow tree tunnels, basket swings, a giant robin’s nest, colourful rubber mountains, net bridges, and the Streuber Family Children's Garden inspired by the classic childhood board game of Snakes and Ladders. These unique features blend with the area’s natural surroundings, which include two acres of trees, gardens, and gently rolling hills.

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Nature Playground
Nature Playground PicnicShelter
Winnie the Bear Statue

Playground Rules

For the safety and enjoyment of ​all visitors, the following rules apply in the Nature Playground. Thank you for your cooperation!

  • No smoking
  • No dogs
  • No skateboards
  • No roller blades
  • No bicycles
  • Adult supervision required

Picnic Shelter

The Picnic Shelter is available for the enjoyment of all visitors and cannot be reserved for private use. There is no cooking allowed under the shelter. Cooking is allowed in the fire pits located in the Hummocks area just beyond the shelter. When using the shelter, we ask that large groups ​be respectful of the needs of other visitors. If you want to be assured of a designated spot for your gathering, we suggest you reserve a picnic site in the Park.

Winnie the Bear Statue

Formerly located in the Assiniboine Park Zoo, the statue of Lt. Harry Colebourn and Winnie the Bear ​is now located in the Nature Playground. Originally unveiled on August 6, 1992, the bronze statue and plaque ​were donated by the Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg. Crafted by artist William Epp, the piece was created as a way to permanently commemorate the story of Lt. Colebourn and Winnie the Bear, the bear that inspired the children’s storybook character, Winnie the Pooh.