Edworthy Park

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

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.

Address: 5050 Spruce Dr. S.W. (Bow Tr. & Spruce Dr.)

Area: 169 hectares 

Hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.

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Park features

  • Inclusive playground
  • Standard playground
  • Picnic sites
  • Picnic shelters
  • Pathways
  • Gazebo
  • Fire pits and BBQ stands
  • Picnic tables
  • Benches
  • Off-leash areas
  • Public washrooms: South public washrooms are open. North public washrooms are closed until further notice.
  • Parking lots (north and south side of river)

Important info about the railway through Edworthy Park

When enjoying Edworthy Park, please note that the land approximately 15 metres (50 feet) in either direction from the centre of the train tracks is privately-owned by Canadian Pacific (CP) and subject to trespassing laws. “No Trespassing” signs have been installed in Edworthy Park by CP. CP Police Service officers enforce trespassing laws around the railway as sworn officers by the superior court of Canada and virtue of the Railway Safety Act.

While there are well-worn paths that lead through this land, these paths are within CP’s rights-of-way and are for CP employees or approved contractors only. Walking, hiking and any other use of these paths is not allowed.

For your safety, please ensure you:

  • Stay off the train tracks and do not take shortcuts
  • Only cross at public grade crossings

For more information on rail safety, please visit Operation Lifesaver Canada.

Public parks, pathways, skateparks and greenspaces are available for booking.

Picnic sites are available to the public at no charge, on a firstcome, first-served basis if not already reserved/booked. However, if you wish to ensure you have a site, it is in your best interest to book a site. You can book a picnic site online or call 403-268-3800.


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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