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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.

January 2021

  • Construction work on Edworthy slope has been shut down for the winter as of Dec. 18, 2020. 
  • A temporary precast jersey barrier has been installed on the west side of the south access road, and lock blocks extension have been installed east of the south access road.
  • Two lane public access has been restored, and traffic disruptions have ended. Project site is now fenced off from public access.
  • Construction on the remaining road work and landscaping will begin again in May 2021, with an expected completion date in June 2021, weather permitting.

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
  • Fire pits 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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