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Shouldice Park

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Shouldice Park, in northwest Calgary, is a combination of a major athletic park and relaxing neighbourhood park all in one and surrounds the Shouldice Aquatic Centre and Shouldice Arena.

Inclusive Playground
In July 2018, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities announced that it will build a universally accessible playground in Shouldice Park as part of its Jumpstart Inclusive Playground Project initiative. At 15,000 square feet, the accessible playground is one of several to be built across Canada with the help of Jumpstart funding. This playground will set a new standard for inclusive play through its imaginative and accessible spaces where children of all abilities can enjoy sport and play together. The playground will open in spring 2019.
 


Shouldice Park

Location: 4900 Monserrat Dr. N.W.

Area: 28 hectares

Park hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.


Park features

Ball diamond at Shouldice Park
  • Playground
  • Picnic sites
  • Firepits and BBQ stands
  • Soccer fields
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Tennis courts
  • Washrooms (seasonal)
  • Water fountains (seasonal)
  • Concession (only open for major sports tournaments)
  • Bow river access
  • Batting cages (operated privately, 403-288-2277)
Tennis in Shouldice Park

About the park

Shouldice Park is a major athletic park with soccer fields, baseball fields, and tennis courts available to the public for booking.

History

Shouldice Park is named after James Shouldice, an early pioneer who donated the land to The City on the condition of it becoming a park. James and his wife, originally from Ontario, settled in the Gleichen area before moving their 470 acre farm west of Calgary. The farm was first known as Shouldice Terrace then as Montgomery. The land sat untouched for 40 years after James' death in 1925 until being developed into a park in the late 1960's.​