Laycock Park

Laycock Park

Laycock Park is located along the Nose Creek regional pathway system in the community of Thorncliffe.

About the park

Laycock Park is located along Nose Creek, south of 64 Avenue N.E., in the communities of Thorncliffe and Skyline West. There is a parking lot at the north side of 6 Street N.E. with a 37-meter bridge connecting the east and west sides of the park. The Nose Creek pathway system travels through the park and makes up part of the Trans Canada Trail network.

Park improvements and construction

Laycock Park has undergone many updates over the past few years and will continue to see ongoing improvements until 2026.

Upcoming improvements include construction of the permanent parking lot at the north end of 6 Street N.E., a new pathway connection to 6 Street N.E., and a new rain garden feature beside the parking lot. While this work is underway parking may be closed in the summer of 2023, and construction could impact the area until spring 2024.

In the late fall of 2023, riverbank repairs will occur across from the stormwater outfall in Laycock Park. The construction of a new sanitary sewer trunk pipe along nose Creek to Beddington Trail N.E. will resume during the summer of 2023, with expected completion by the fall of 2024.

The north side of the park, near the baseball diamonds will be utilized for equipment storage and tunnelling construction. To the west of the baseball diamonds, upgrades to underground storm systems will happen between 2023 and 2024. Once that work is complete, landscape rehabilitation will happen in the impacted area.

Usage of the park will be impacted during construction in 2023 and 2024. Parking lot restrictions may occur, the baseball diamonds and basketball court may not be available, and there will be fenced off areas in the park along with pathway detours.

Construction schedule

  • Summer 2023: Begin parking lot and rain garden construction east of Nose Creek, begin oil-grit separator upgrades west of baseball diamonds, and begin sanitary sewer trunk pipe installation from 64 Avenue to Beddington Trail N.E.
  • Fall 2023: Riprap repairs across from outfall, east of Nose Creek
  • Spring 2024: Parking lot, rain garden, and oil-grit separator upgrades completed
  • Fall 2024: Sanitary sewer trunk pipe completed
  • Summer 2024-2026: Landscape restoration in the park

While we make every effort to provide accurate timelines, it is important to note that the length of construction can be impacted by the condition of the soil, the condition of existing utilities, unfavourable weather, and availability of materials.

Improvements already completed

Several improvements have been built within the park. To the west of Nose Creek, an accessible playground has been installed, the pathway has been updated, and an access road from Blackthorne Road N.E. to the recently constructed stormwater infrastructure has been built. To the east of Nose Creek, a new basketball court and sanitary sewer infrastructure have been installed. A new flood resilient ​pedestrian bridge connecting the east and west sides of the park over Nose Creek was opened to the public at the end of 2019.

Address: 5979 6 St. N.E.

Area: 11 hectares 

Hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Park features

  • Pathways
  • Playground
  • Benches
  • Nose Creek
  • Open grass area
  • Dedication plaque
  • Picnic area with shelter
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Off-leash area


Laycock Park was named in honour of the Laycock family who pioneered agriculture in the Calgary area when Alberta was still part of the Northwest Territories. In the early 1900s, a piece the park was farmed by Thomas Laycock and his family. Thomas was involved in the dairy cattle industry and became a director of the Calgary Exhibition (eventually renamed to the Calgary Stampede). Laycock Park was built with funds from the Thorncliffe/Greenview community, and subsidies from the City of Calgary and the Provincial Government.

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