In July 2018, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities donated a universally accessible playground and installed it in Shouldice Park as part of its Jumpstart Inclusive Playground Project initiative. At 15,000 square feet, the accessible playground is one of several built across Canada with the help of Jumpstart funding.
This playground sets a new standard for inclusive play through its imaginative and accessible spaces where children of all abilities can enjoy sport and play together.
Location: 4900 Monserrat Dr. N.W.
Area: 28 hectares
Park hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.
- Accessible playground
- Picnic sites
- Fire pits 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)
About the park
Shouldice Park is a major athletic park with soccer fields, baseball fields, and tennis courts available to the public for booking.
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 1960s.