Bowness Park is currently closed for flood recovery and redevelopment.
Calgary City News Blog, August 23, 2013
In the interest of public safety, Bowness Park remains closed and is not anticipated to reopen this year. Prior to the flood, Bowness was undergoing a three-year redevelopment initiative
to support an increased number of visitors, boost the park's environmental health, and complete much needed maintenance upgrades. More from the article
Location: 8900 48 Ave. N.W.
Area: 30 hectares
Park Hours: CLOSED
- Water fountains
- Bow River access
- Spray park (CLOSED for park redevelopment)
- Picnic areas
- Firepits and BBQ stands
- Outdoor ice skating (CLOSED for 2013/2014 season)
- Cross-country skiing
About the park
Bowness Park is located along the Bow River between Stoney Tr. and 85 St. N.W. A shallow lagoon runs along the along the park's southern edge, a favourite spot for paddle boating in the summer and ice skating in the winter. Bowness Park highly used for picnicking and accessing the Bow River.
Bowness Park was built before the First World War by John Hextall, a local land developer. It was built in the town of Bowness as a weekend retreat for nearby Calgarians. The park once had a swimming pool, carousel and orthophonic device on the lagoon.