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Edworthy Park

Edworthy Park

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​Edworthy Park sits in a valley along the Bow River in southwest Calgary and includes the majestic Douglas Fir Trail and historical Lawrey Gardens.

*South access road construction - fall 2020
Temporary road or lane closures may be in effect

Slope stabilization work is underway along the access road off Spruce Drive S.W. Work will take place Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. until late fall 2020, weather permitting. Residents of the Wildwood Drive S.W. area may notice increased noise from construction vehicles and equipment.

Douglas Fir Trail

Location: ​5050 Spruce Dr. S.W. (Bow Tr. & Spruce Dr.)
​Area: ​169 hectares
​Park hours: ​5 a.m. - 11 p.m.
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Park features

  • Playground
  • Picnic sites
  • Picnic shelters
  • Pathways
  • Gazebo
  • Firepits and BBQ stands
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Off-leash areas
  • Seasonal washrooms (closed for the season)
  • Parking lots (north and south side of river)

About the park

Bordered by the Bow River and the community of Wildwood, Edworthy Park is a large diverse park and is a great year-round destination. Edworthy Park includes the natural areas of Douglas Fir Trail and Lawrey Gardens.

History

Edworthy Park was once a part of the Cochrane Ranch and was eventually purchased by Thomas Edworthy in 1883. Along side his neighbour John Lawrey, Edworthy established a profitable garden market that supplied fresh fruit and vegetables to railway crews and homesteaders. In later years, after discovering sandstone on his property, he operated sandstone quarries for the construction of many buildings in Calgary. The land was purchased by The City in 1962 for the development of a park.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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