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

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.

Open call for Red Deer musicians

March 18, 2019

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for musicians from a variety of cultural backgrounds to take the stage on the Ross Street Patio this summer.