Bowness Park has partially reopened after being closed for flood recovery and redevelopment. The entire west side of the park is open. The east side will remain closed until the fall of 2015.
The lagoon is open for public skating. Skate rentals are not currently available.
Bowness Park train hopes to be on tracks next summer - Global Calgary
Location: 8900 48 Ave. N.W.
Area: 30 hectares
Park Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Tea House
- Bow River access
- Picnic areas
- Firepits and BBQ stands
- Outdoor ice skating
- 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 is 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.