Located along the Elbow River in southwest Calgary, Stanley Park is a favourite destination place for picnicking, swimming, canoeing, tobogganing and lawn bowling.
Water Quality Advisory - There is currently a water quality advisory for the Elbow River between Sandy Beach and 9 Ave. S.E.
Location: 4011 1A St. S.W.
Area: 21 hectares
Park hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.
- Sports field
- Tennis courts
- Playground areas
- Picnic areas and BBQ stands
- Toboggan Hill
- Washrooms (seasonal)
- Water fountains (seasonal)
- Fishing, canoe/raft access to the Elbow River
- Outdoor swimming pool with wading pool
- Lawn bowling facility - home to the Stanley Park Lawn Bowling Club (public welcome)
- Contains Princess Obolensky Park
Princess Obolensky Park
Location: 4 St. & 36 Ave. S.W. within the north portion of Stanley Park.
The small park was named after Princess Tania Obolensky, who, at 11 years old, fled Russia with her family during the revolution in 1917. She and her husband, Austrian count Leo Von Kunigl, emigrated to Canada in 1931 and lived at the Bow River Ranch south of Calgary.
When her husband moved to South America, the Princess opted to stay in Alberta during the depression and World War II. In 1952, she opened a very successful clothing and gift shop called La Boutique that eventually moved to 7 Avenue across from the Bay. The shop was as much a social centre as a fashion centre. The park was dedicated in memory of the Princess in 1984.