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Elliston Park

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Elliston Park, located in southeast Calgary, has playgrounds, picnic tables, a storm water retention pond, and an off-leash area for dogs.

It is located close to the East Calgary Landfill Site on 17th Avenue SE.

Location: 1827 68 St. S.E.

Area: 415 hectares (20 hectares of storm water retention pond)

Park hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Elliston Park Map

Park features

  • Storm water retention pond (park will close when the retention pond fills with water)
  • Picnic tables & shelters
  • Benches
  • Pathways around park
  • Rose garden
  • Interactive sundial
  • Washrooms (seasonal)
  • Water fountain (seasonal)
  • Off-leash area
  • Playground for children under 10
  • Playground equipment designed for 10-15 year olds

About the park

Elliston Park is located in the deep south east along 17 Avenue next to the East Calgary Landfill Site and contains a 20 hectare storm water retention pond. Elliston Park is the site of the annual Globalfest fireworks competition and home of the first BP BirthPlace Forest.

The west parking lot is accessible off 60 St. S.E. and the east parking lot is accessible off 68 St. S.E.


Elliston Park was named after the Ellis family who, for five generations, have lived in and around the park since Shepard S. Ellis, his wife, and their nine children left Ontario to homestead in the West in 1912. The park was named after the family in 1995 for the many contributions to, and activities in, East Calgary, Conrich, and Chestermere Lake.