Edworthy park is bordered by the Bow River and Sarcee Trail in the South West Community of Wildwood, and is a large activity diverse park.
Located along Bow Trail and Spruce Drive S.W. The park includes natural areas of Douglas Fir Trail and Lawrey Gardens.
This 169 hectares park was purchased by Thomas Edworthy in 1883.
The land was later purchased by the City of Calgary in 1962 for the development of a park.
This park has absolutely gorgeous trails that give a sense of being totally out of the city, all the while being right in the centre of it.
The terrain is hilly in some areas but so well protected from the wind within the well treed trails.
Walking along those trails is very peaceful and enjoyable. Both you and your dog are getting exercise while enjoying the beauty and nature that surrounds the park.
There are many trees within this park. Some include Aspen, Willow and Balsam Poplar. There are also some Douglas Fir, some estimated to be hundreds of years old.
It is nice to be in the city of Calgary, and still be surrounded by nature.
In the mid 90’s, the city had the idea that this park would be temporary.
The intent was for it to be replaced by an extension of the Shaganappi Trail. This would hook up with the Sarcee and Bow Trails, taking up most of the southwest of the park.
Fortunately, Calgarians said no and the idea was abandoned.
The trip to this park is well worth it. Both you and your dog will enjoy all that it has to offer.
Dog bins are found at the entrance to the park. Public washrooms are available during the warmer weather.