About the park
Bowness Park is one of Calgary's most popular parks. It features a shallow lagoon popular for paddle boating in the summer and ice skating in the winter. The park also also has a wading pool, boat rentals and a children's train ride.
Bowness Park is highly used for picnicking and accessing the Bow River.
Bowness Park was built before the First World War by John Hextall, a local land developer. It was built in the town of Bowness as a weekend retreat for nearby Calgarians. The park once had a swimming pool, carousel and orthophonic device on the lagoon.
There are numerous community and public parks in Calgary to explore.
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