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Elliston Park

Elliston Park, located in southeast Calgary, has playgrounds, picnic tables, a storm water retention pond, and an off-leash area for dogs.

About the park

Elliston Park is located in the deep south east along 17th Avenue and contains a 20 hectare storm water retention pond. Elliston Park is the site of the annual Globalfest fireworks competition and home of the first BP BirthPlace Forest.

Address: 1827 68 St. S.E.

Area: 415 hectares (20 hectares of strom water retention pond)

Hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.


The west parking lot is accessible off 60 Street S.E. and the east parking lot is accessible off 68 Street S.E.

Park map:

Elliston Park Map

Park features

  • Inclusive playground
  • Playground for children under 10
  • Playground equipment designed for 10-15 year olds
  • Storm water retention pond (park will close when the retention pond fills with water)
  • Picnic tables & shelters
  • Benches
  • Pathways around park
  • Rose garden
  • Interactive sundial
  • Washrooms (seasonal)
  • Water fountain (seasonal)
  • Off-leash area - in southeast corner of park

Self-guided nature tour

A visit to this fantastic Calgary Park is a journey, but well worth it.  Located at the east end of 17th Avenue SE (International Avenue), it is only fitting that like the early pioneers who moved west to settle this region, or the many thousands of new Canadians who have also immigrated to Calgary to set roots here, that you too, must journey overland to reach Elliston Park.

Self-guided walk

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


Elliston Park was named after the Ellis family who, for five generations, have lived in and around the park since Shepard S. Ellis, his wife, and their nine children left Ontario to homestead in the West in 1912.

The park was named after the family in 1995 for the many contributions to, and activities in, East Calgary, Conrich, and Chestermere Lake.

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