Looking for a quick activity to burn away the summer time blues? Visit one of the following places to perk up a drooping day.
Check out the list of City of Calgary parks.
Check out www.discovercalgary.com for a list of Calgary Parks and other places to see!
Princes island Park
Prince’s Island Park is an urban park in the city of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. It is developed on an island on the Bow River, immediately north of downtown Calgary.
Phone: Calgary Parks & Recreation (403) 268-2489.
Bowness Park is located directly within the City of Calgary. It encompasses approximately 30 hectares. Open year round, Bowness Park is ideal for skating on the lagoon in the winter or picnicking in the summer. Other possible activities include canoeing, paddle boating and cross-country skiing. The park also includes “Playland” with rides for young children.
One of Calgary’s finest natural gems, Edworthy Park is a treasure. Encompassing 128 hectares (70 acres) of natural parkland within the city, Edworthy is fascinating historically and environmentally. In the past, the area was used as a bison kill site, tipi camp, commercial garden, brick factory and sandstone quarry.
Address: 5050 Spruce Dr SW | Calgary, AB
Fish Creek Park
Fish Creek is Canada’s largest urban park. Open for day use only, the park offers a variety of recreational activities, as well as the fully restored historic Bow Valley Ranch House, Fish Creek Environmental Learning Centre, picnic areas and Sikome Lake (a man-made lake). Open year round.
Nose Hill Park
A large hill in the middle of Calgary, Nose Hill Park is 1127 hectares (2818 acres) of natural environment. It is the largest municipal park in Canada. There are a few trails throughout, most mainly made by years of people treading the same ground, making it popular with walkers and mountain bikers.
Address: 5620 15th St NW | Calgary, AB
Largely an athletic park, Shouldice Park features 7 ha (17 acres) of space for recreational activities. The park features nine softball diamonds, numerous soccer fields, football fields, tennis courts, and one Big League diamond. Privately operated batting cages are available onsite as well as a concession stand that is open n during major tournaments.
Address: Bowness Rd & 56 St. NW | Calgary, AB
Shaw Millennium Skate Park
Created in celebration of the new millennium, Shaw Millennium Park is North America’s largest skateboarding and inline skating park. Open year-round, 24 hours a day, the park features numerous concrete dips, mounds, bowls, and runs that cater to many skill levels. Even a large fullpipe is available. Other amenities the park has to offer include a stage and amphitheatre, a clock tower, a landmark building, basketball and volleyball courts, and a children’s water area. Admission is free.
Address: 1220 9th Ave SW | Calgary, AB
Riley Park Calgary
Located between the neighborhood of Kingston and SAIT, Riley Park features gardens, baseball diamonds, cricket fields, and an outdoor children’s pool.
Address: 800-12 Street NW | Calgary, AB
Prairie Winds Park
This 16 ha (2.5 acres) park located in Calgary’s northeast features playgrounds, numerous picnic sites and shelters, softball and soccer fields, and a large hill great for tobogganing in the winter. A wading pool is open during the summer months.