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

Registration for lane swimming starts...

July 7, 2020

Lane swimming at the Michener Aquatic Centre starts July 13, with registration starting Thursday. All users must reserve a spot for lane swimming, either online or via phone; no drop-in is permitted.

June building permits return

July 7, 2020

Building permit applications returned to a seasonal average after slowing in May, rising from 39 permits issued in May to 108 issued in June.

Intersection improvements at Gaetz

July 7, 2020

The intersection of Gaetz (50) Avenue and 32 Street will be repaved this summer as part of the pavement rehabilitation program. The limits of the construction are: