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

City prepared to support our neighbours

May 3, 2016

The City of Red Deer is mobilized and ready to provide any support that is needed to The City of Fort McMurray as they battle fires that are burning in and around the city tonight.

Discover a new side of Red Deer ...

May 3, 2016

Lace up your walking shoes and explore Red Deer’s diverse neighbourhoods by joining in on a Jane’s Walk this weekend. These walks are hosted by local Red Deerians who have a unique perspective on our city and its character.

Celebrate Great Neighbourhoods this ...

May 3, 2016

The annual Great Neighbourhoods campaign kicks off this month. Residents are encouraged to celebrate their neighbourhoods and the people who live there by taking part in community activities.