Parks and Trails

Our beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well-known throughout Alberta. Our parks invite both quiet retreats and action-packed getaways.

Bower Ponds - summer scenery

Bower Ponds

Bower Ponds features a playground overlooking the Red Deer River, a serenity garden and a natural amphitheatre with a covered stage.

Great Chief Park - Fastball 1 field from stands

Great Chief Park

The sports fields at Great Chief Park provide top notch facilities for a variety of sports enthusiasts. From summer to winter, we are home base to various sports user groups in Red Deer.

Maskepetoon Park

Maskepetoon Park

Maskepetoon Park is an ecological gem tucked away in the west end of Red Deer. Take a stroll along paths and trails that wind through the forest and marshland.

REC - Rotaty Recreation Park Sign

Rotary Recreation Park

Rotary Recreation Park, located in downtown Red deer, is a hub for all things recreation, sport, and culture in Red Deer.

Rotary Picnic Park playground

Rotary Picnic Park

Rotary Park, one of the most popular parks in Red Deer, has something for everyone. Enjoy a BBQ at one of the many picnic tables and fire pits or book the Rotary Park Picnic Shelter for your event or function.

Three Mile Bend

Three Mile Bend – Off Leash Park

Three Mile Bend Recreation Area is a 55 hectare natural area that caters to a variety of outdoor activities. It is located on the North Bank Trail near the Red Deer River.

Discovery Canyon

Discovery Canyon

Discovery canyon is the perfect place for cooling down on a hot summer day!

People walking their dogs at Oxbows Off Leash Dog Park

Oxbows Off Leash Park

The Oxbows Off Leash Dog Park, located at the corner of 19 Street and 40 Avenue, is a 16 hectare site designed exclusively for dogs and their owners.

Heritage Ranch - People horseback riding

Heritage Ranch

An equestrian centre is at the heart of the ranch. Enjoy trail and carriage rides in the summer or sleigh rides in the winter. Other activities include playgrounds, trails, a trout pond and picnic shelter.

News & Notices

Airport expansion on hold pending new...

July 31, 2015

Expansion of the Red Deer Airport is temporarily on hold after The City was informed today that the runway extension and infrastructure upgrades needed at the airport will not be funded through the Small Communities Fund (SCF).

Red Deerians pleased with quality of...

July 28, 2015

For the second year in a row, 98 per cent of citizens say the quality of life in Red Deer is good to very good, according to the 2015 Citizen Satisfaction Survey.

Open house scheduled for rezoning...

July 27, 2015

An open house is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, 2015 related to an application for a Land Use Bylaw amendment for the Red Deer Lodge (4311, 49 Avenue).