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Parks, pathways and natural areas

Picnic at Sandy Beach

Calgary Parks has over 8,000 hectares of parkland and natural areas, as well as 800km of pathways for citizens to enjoy. We manage Calgary’s public parks, pathways, civic cemeteries and open spaces.

To maintain a healthy and green city, Parks promotes environmental awareness through education and special events such as nature programs for children and the annual Pathway and River Clean Up.

We maintain more than 1,100 playgrounds, 941 soccer fields, and 436 ball diamonds, and we routinely plant thousands of trees throughout Calgary each year.

Parks mows an area equivalent to approximately 3,748 McMahon stadiums during the growing season. We target public parks every two weeks and playfields once a week. Learn more about how we maintain parks.

Check out our picnic sites in nine different parks across the city, or take a stroll and spend some peaceful time on one of our 8400 park benches along the way. 

Park hours

All Calgary parks are open from 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. except:

Park safety

Parks and Pathway Regulations are in place to ensure the safety of all users and keep our parks healthy and sustainable. Please follow them on each visit.

Within the park, please

  • Keep animals leashed (unless otherwise posted at designated off-leash areas).
  • Clean up after your pet (min. $250 fine).
  • Respect plants, trees and wildlife (min. $500 fine for illegal tree removal or pruning).
  • Stay on designated trails.

On pathways, please

  • Respect the 20-km speed limit.
  • Wear approved safety gear.
  • Signal audibly when passing.
  • Keep to the right and yield right-of-way.
  • Avoid the use of ski poles while in-line skating or skiing.
  • Do not use electric bikes or scooters, it is prohibited.

To report inappropriate activities (i.e. vandalism) or safety concerns, contact 311.