McKenzie Trails Recreation Area

McKenzie Trails Recreation Area is a natural oasis in our City. The area, which features some of the oldest trees in Waskasoo Park, offers many outdoor opportunities and is a great place to have fun surrounded by nature.
McKenzie Trails Recreation Area

Location

McKenzie Trails Recreation Area is a part of the Waskasoo Park system in north east Red Deer at the end of 45 Avenue. It can be accessed from 55 Street; travel north on 45 Avenue until the road ends.

The Site

The recreation area includes:

  • McKenzie Trails Picnic Shelter -  you can book a shelter online now
  • Playground
  • Paved walking trails
  • Year-round washroom facilities
  • Canoe launch / access to Red Deer River

The McKenzie Trails Recreation Area gates are open from dawn till dusk.

*Please bring your own firewood. Free firewood is not provided.

News & Notices

Road closures/transit disruptions...

July 15, 2019

The Westerner Days Fair & Exposition parade will take place in downtown Red Deer on Wednesday, July 17 resulting in multiple road closures and traffic detours, along with transit disruptions.

Downtown tree pruning

July 11, 2019

Parks aerial lift trucks (bucket trucks) will be pruning city owned trees in the downtown area between 48 and 52 Street and 47 and 51 Avenue.