Walking Trails and Parks

Our beautiful parks and natural green spaces are well-known throughout Alberta. Our parks invite both quiet retreats and action-packed getaways.

Photo of Bower Ponds fountain and bridge

Bower Ponds

Bower Ponds features a playground overlooking the Red Deer River, a serenity garden and a natural amphitheatre with a covered stage.

photo of a bench overlooking McKenzie Trails

McKenzie Trails

McKenzie Trails Recreation Area is a natural oasis in our City. The area offers many outdoor opportunities and is a great place to have fun surrounded by nature.

Maskepetoon Park

Maskepetoon Park

Maskepetoon Park is an ecological gem tucked away in the west end of Red Deer. Take a stroll along paths and trails that wind through the forest and marshland.

photo of flower beds in City Hall Park with City Hall in the background

City Hall Park

City Hall Park is an ornamental park located directly west of City Hall. The park hosts 100,000 lights in the Christmas season and 40,000 annuals every year in a variation of colours and patterns in the summer.

Heritage Ranch Horse

Heritage Ranch

An equestrian centre is at the heart of the ranch. Enjoy trail and carriage rides in the summer or sleigh rides in the winter. Other activities include playgrounds, trails, a trout pond and picnic shelter.

Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary

Gaetz Lake Sanctuary

Set on almost 122 hectares of protected land within Red Deer city limits, Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary is a refuge for native plants and animals.

Great Chief Park

Great Chief Park is a 16.5 hectare multi-use park site within the Waskasoo Park system.

News & Notices

RDES respond to motor vehicle accident i

March 22, 2019

This morning, at approximately 8:22 a.m., Red Deer Emergency Services crews responded to an accident on 32 Street and Metcalf Avenue involving a truck and a City Transit bus.

City reviews federal budget...

March 19, 2019

New infrastructure funding, a focus on indigenous relations and affordable housing were all highlighted in today’s federal budget announcement; however, The City awaits further detail on just how much of this funding Red Deer will see in 2019.

48 Avenue to close from 45 to 46 St...

March 19, 2019

Water and sewer service installations will cause a portion of 48 Avenue between 45 Street and 46 Street to close for more than a week starting Wednesday.