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Riley Park

Riley Park is a beautiful destination park in northwest Calgary within walking distance from the Kensington shopping district. The park contains a cricket pitch, wading pool and the Senator Patrick Burns Memorial Rock Garden.

About the park

Riley Park is located directly south of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, is home to a Calgary Cricket League.

Address: 800 12 St. N.W.

Area: 9 hectares 

Hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Park Map

Riley Park Map

Park features

Wading pools, spray parks and outdoor pools

Beat the heat and enjoy the summer weather in Calgary by visiting one of our many wading pools, spray parks and outdoor pools around the city. Spray parks, wading pools and outdoor pools are typically open from mid-June until fall (weather dependent).

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Cricket pitch

Riley Park is home to one of Calgary’s cricket pitches. The cricket pitch can be booked.

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Senator Patrick Burns Memorial Rock Gardens

This beautiful flower and rock garden nestled within the tall trees along the northern hillside of Riley Park is named for Senator Patrick Burns.

Senator Patrick Burns (1856 - 1937) was a well known Alberta rancher, businessman, and politician. He is one of the Big Four who founded the Calgary Stampede.

The gardens were constructed in the 1950s with more than 20,000 pieces of flagstone from the senator's demolished mansion.​​​​​​​​​​

  • Cricket pitch
  • Wading pool
  • Senator Patrick Burns Memorial Rock Gardens
  • Picnic tables
  • Playground
  • Washrooms (seasonal)
  • Water fountains (seasonal)
  • Concession (independently operated)

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


Riley Park was once part of the 146,000 hectare Cochrane Ranch. In 1888, Thomas and Georgina Riley and their family of 10 children homesteaded the land and in 1909, following Thomas' death, their land was left to The City of Calgary.

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