Maskepetoon Park

Maskepetoon Park is an ecological gem tucked away in the west end of Red Deer. Visitors can access the park via Kerry Wood Drive and once there, can stroll along paths and trails that wind through the forest and marshland.
Maskepetoon Park

Location

Parking is located on Kerry Wood Drive, just north of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. Access to Maskepetoon is available from the parking lot.

The Site

The site was originally an undisturbed river valley, which was bisected by the Highway 2 bypass in 1959. Increasing human activity, developing neighbourhoods and off-road vehicles threatened the plants and wildlife in the area. With careful planning and public education, we are pleased that Maskepetoon Park has recently been re-established as a beautifully diverse natural area in the heart of the community.

The park  is dedicated to Chief Maskepetoon, a noted Cree chieftain from the 1800s. A renowned warrior in his youth, Maskepetoon later became a strong promoter of peace among the tribes of Central Alberta. The park was named in his honour in 1957.

Please enjoy all wildlife from a safe distance and allow them to remain wild by not feeding or approaching them.

For more information, please view the Maskepetoon Park Master Plan.

Pollinator Park

Maskepetoon Park is a City dedicated pollinator park. This initiative protects both native and planted habitat specifically for native pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and hummingbirds. In these parks especially, there is no spraying for weeds or insect pests, grass is left a little longer, and the edges between grass and forest are more ragged - perfect for pollinators!

Please visit the Pollinator Parks page for more information.

News & Notices

Proposed 2019 Operating Budget...

December 12, 2018

With a focus on community safety for our community, the recommended 2019 Operating Budget considers the current state of growth, economy, and maintaining quality of life for Red Deerians.

Notify Red Deer system test this...

December 11, 2018

Residents can expect to receive text, email and phone call alerts on Thursday as The City runs a test of their emergency notification system, Notify Red Deer.

Increase of 1 per cent for exempt City..

December 10, 2018

Exempt staff will see a 1 per cent increase in their salary, effective January 1, 2018, after City Council approved the adjustment at tonight’s City Council meeting.