McKenzie Trails Recreation Area is a natural oasis in Red Deer. The area, which features some of the oldest trees in Waskasoo Park, offers a picnic shelter, playground, paved walking trails, and year-round washroom facilities.
Opportunities to connect with nature abound at McKenzie Trails Recreation Area. From the picnic shelter and playground, you can see Canada geese as they spend the summer raising their young on McKenzie Pond. The walking trails also provide the best location in Red Deer to see the succession of plants from meadow to spruce forest. Plus, visitors are welcome to use the canoe launch, which provides access to the Red Deer River.
McKenzie Trails Recreation Area provides free outdoor opportunities from dawn until dusk, when the gates close. If you are holding an event, such as a family reunion or wedding, you can also book the McKenzie Trails Picnic Shelter to ensure that it is reserved for your needs.
Access to McKenzie Trails Recreation Area is from 55 Street; travel north on 45 Avenue until the road ends.