The River Bend Golf and Recreation Area is over 100 hectares of groomed and natural environments at the north end of Waskasoo Park. Opening in 1987, the park contains an 18 hole golf course, a nine hole mini-links, a driving range and golf area. Other non-golf amenities include Discovery Canyon, picnic facilities, boat launch, hiking/cross country ski trails and a biathlon range.
Discovery Canyon is a nature experience that combines a splashing water ride, with wide beach areas and accessible board walks and picnic stops. It is open from early June until the September long weekend, is a free amenity to the public and one of Red Deer’s most popular places on a hot summer day.
Discovery Canyon was closed for the 2016 season for upgrades and enhancements and will re-open summer 2017.
Enhancement work includes:
- Renovated stream bed
- Improved access to lower portion of the stream
- New safety measures
- Improved accessibility
- New main entry walkway
- New site furniture
- Expanded beach area
- New play area