Maskepetoon Park

Maskepetoon Park is an ecological gem tucked away in the west end of Red Deer. Visitors can access the park via Kerry Wood Drive and once there, can stroll along paths and trails that wind through the forest and marshland.
Maskepetoon Park

Location

Parking is located on Kerry Wood Drive, just north of the Red Deer Golf and Country Club. Access to Maskepetoon is available from the parking lot.

The Site

The site was originally an undisturbed river valley, which was bisected by the Highway 2 bypass in 1959. Increasing human activity, developing neighbourhoods and off-road vehicles threatened the plants and wildlife in the area. With careful planning and public education, we are pleased that Maskepetoon Park has recently been re-established as a beautifully diverse natural area in the heart of the community.

The park  is dedicated to Chief Maskepetoon, a noted Cree chieftain from the 1800s. A renowned warrior in his youth, Maskepetoon later became a strong promoter of peace among the tribes of Central Alberta. The park was named in his honour in 1957.

Please enjoy all wildlife from a safe distance and allow them to remain wild by not feeding or approaching them.

For more information, please view the Maskepetoon Park Master Plan.

Pollinator Park

Maskepetoon Park is a City dedicated pollinator park. This initiative protects both native and planted habitat specifically for native pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and hummingbirds. In these parks especially, there is no spraying for weeds or insect pests, grass is left a little longer, and the edges between grass and forest are more ragged - perfect for pollinators!

Please visit the Pollinator Parks page for more information.

News & Notices

Open call for musicians, storytellers...

November 15, 2018

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for musical acts, performers and storytellers to provide entertainment in City Hall Park and other downtown locations during the 2019 Canada Winter Games, February 15 to March 2, 2019.

City Council hears from public on...

November 13, 2018

City Council heard from approximately 29 citizens at a public hearing about a land use bylaw amendment for a proposed future supervised consumption services site at 5233 54 Avenue, near the existing Safe Harbour site.

City and CUPE, Local 417 reach agreement

November 13, 2018

City Council ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 417, at its November 13, 2018 meeting.