Airdrie boasts plenty of open spaces, family focused amenities and connected communities, while holding on to our small-town feel. Airdrie is a young, vibrant community with no shortage of things to do. Pack up the family and get outside to enjoy one of our many parks and pathways.
Airdrie has four regional parks maintained by the City of Airdrie Parks department. Find directions to all of our regional parks.
You can park at the north side, off 6 Ave. NW or on the south, off 1 Ave. This park has three shale infield diamonds, nearby BMX park and playground.
East Lake Regional Park is a beautiful park located, behind Genesis Place and Bert Church High school, on East Lake Blvd. and East Lake Rd.
The Chinook Winds Regional Park is located on Chinook Winds Drive south of Yankee Valley Boulevard.
Nose Creek Regional Park
Nose Creek Regional Park, one of Airdrie's many attractions, offers 20 acres of stunning natural area in the heart of the downtown core. This newly enhanced family oriented park boasts an amphitheatre, concession area and fire pit. The space also offers picnic tables, a covered shelter and nature trails, making it an appealing location for many community events. Nose Creek pond also stocks trout twice over the summer months and offers fishing as an option to spend some family time.
The City's playgrounds are designed for children anywhere from the ages of 2-12. The majority of our playgrounds are geared to the 5-12 year old category with the exception of a few of them offering a wider age range in the 2-12 year old category along with only a couple for the 2-5 year old range. Playground Map
For a fun family cycle, here are some connect playground along the pathways. Great playgrounds can also be found at the various school sites, however, best to use when school's out! Here are some great choices, suitable for all ages.
Midtown - Midtown Crossing and Midtown Court
A playground designed for both older and younger kids with modern equipment for free range playing. Pop by after a day at the Iron Horse Miniature park.
Coopers Crescent Playground - Discovery Park
This park is more than a playground with traditional and natural structures, tot lot play, and free climbs pieces. This community gathering place offers it all.
Windsong Heights School Accessible Playground
Having recently opened, this accessible playground was purpose built have inclusive features; ramps and accessories for children who might use a wheelchair or walker, as well as state-of-the-art play systems that encourage physical fitness for older children. Respect school hours before using.
Hillcrest -Hillcrest Avenue and Hillcrest Road
This playground features some unusual equipment that kids are sure to love. There is a school-age area and a preschool area separated by a small grassy space. A great playground for a wide age range of kids.
Osborne Park Playground (Windford Drive and Windsong Blvd SW)
Another all age favourite featuring a kid friendly zipline, climbing features and some shaded seating areas or the parents.
Bayside: Sandpiper Park (The Pirate Playground)
Aye Aye Captain, this playground is another family favourite along the pathway/bike enthusiast. With swings, themed structures, and plenty of greenspace, this nicknamed pirate park is a great stop along the canals.
Kings Heights – Kingsmere Point on the most Southern part of the pond.
Another great themed playground in Airdrie for all the little kings and queens. Settled next to the pond, with a walkable pathway around, this castle theme playground keep your royal lot busy.
Fun Place - Genesis Place
The Fun Place is designed for the whole family to enjoy, focusing on children walking to 12 years.
Jumble District Unit #1004-1008, 101 Highland Park Common NE, (587) 254-2677
24,000 square feet of fun! Jumble District offers a wide range of ventures, including standard and augmented climbing walls, trampolines, and a four-level play place.
A fun day spend on a beautiful day in Airdrie can include a family ride around the pathways. There are plenty of parks and playgrounds to keep the kids happy, with some stops along the way. Bike pathway Map
Airdrie enjoys approximately 140 kilometres of asphalt pathway and approximately 37 kilometres of concrete sidewalks for beautiful bike rides or walks around the city. Map out your route for a scenic tour or an alternative to driving.
Chinook Winds Skatepark: for the more adventurous
Airdries' skaters are thrilled to have approximately 20,000 square feet of plaza space tied into a lightening fast snake run and adjacent modern clover bowl. All ages welcome, unsupervised. The skate park is located behind the baseball diamonds on Chinook Winds Drive, just South of Yankee Valley Blvd. It is a part of the larger Chinook Winds Regional Park where there are plenty of options to enjoy.
Airdrie BMX Park for ultimate enthusiast:
Borrow a bike from the track and try it! The Airdrie BMX club has loaner bikes and full-face helmets as well as a limited selection of long-sleeve jerseys and gloves to allow you to try the sport. Come during open track time and helpful volunteers will get you started. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Season opens May-September, weather dependent.
For year round family gatherings, Airdrie offers a variety of barbecue sites with picnic shelters and fire pits, for those winter marshmallow roasts!
The City is pleased to offer fire pits to the community. All fire pits and picnic shelters are available free of charge to the community thanks to the contributions from local business, the City of Airdrie and the Scout Groups. Booking in advance is required for large group use.
Bowen Park, which is located in the community of Reunion (Reunion GW & Reunion Blvd), also offers small open grate barbecues (picnic style) for residents to use and enjoy without a formal booking through the Parks department. The user is responsible for providing their own firewood and ensure that the area is clean and free of all firewood & garbage.
here are two wooden viewing docks overlooking the north and south side of East Lake pond which are ideal and commonly used for wedding ceremonies. There are two covered picnic areas. They can be found at the Scout Hall pathway entrance, and also on the east side of the sports fields, on the north side of the pathway
Great spots for picnics:
BYOP opportunities are plentiful in Airdrie. Grab the basket, stuff it full and head out to any of the Regional Parks, playgrounds and outdoor recreation sites to enjoy. Some hidden gems can be found along the walking pathways. Just remember to always leave the site in better condition than you found it. Airdrie is proud to recycle and compost for our green initiatives.
Other great spots include the Iron Horse Miniature Train Park, Nose Creek Park amphiteather, Jensen Park Farmers Market, or a quick 25 minute drive to Big Hill Springs Provincial Park.
Jensen Park was a horse race track in the 1940’s, a field for Sports Days the whole community came out to, a splash park and now houses the Plainsmen Arena and a gorgeous park and is quickly becoming an outdoor event destination including the Airdrie Farmer’s Market’s new location. Getting married? This gazebo has been used as a backdrop for many weddings.
Iron Horse Miniature Train Park - open Sundays; May - September and special events
Iron Horse Park has many freely available picnic tables for use by single families (8 people or less) who wish to bring and enjoy a quick picnic (usually 1 hour or less). Bookings are required for the picnic shelters, parties, or for longer periods of time.
The City of Airdrie offers residents use of an amphitheatre which is located at Nose Creek Regional Park in the heart of Airdrie. Weddings and musical events are common uses for the space. The amphitheatre is also a popular fishing and sitting area. Check the local event calendar for events and activities at the park.