With first-class athletic and recreation facilities, 67 playgrounds, 120 kilometres of maintained pathway, and 740 groomed parkland acres, there’s plenty of space to stay active in Airdrie.
A community organization dedicated to making biking safe, fun and accessible for everyone. A great resource available to anyone – from kids and families to triathletes and BMXers – planning to ride a bike in or around Airdrie. Bike Airdrie also hosts events and leads rides – check Facebook for current information. BikeAirdrie.org
Chinook Winds Park
Pathways, an imaginative playground, a skate park, a spray park, ball diamonds, beach volleyball courts, a multi-use court, a concession and, in winter, a toboggan hill and boarded ice rink.
Ed Eggerer Athletic Park
Directly behind Genesis Place. Home to a state-of-the-art eight-lane rubberized running track; multi-use playing field; track and field, long jump and triple jump pits; and a grandstand.
East Lake Park
Soccer fields, tennis (and pickleball) courts, outdoor fitness equipment, pathways, a fire pit and washrooms.
A top location for BMX riding, just a few blocks off Main Street. Also features baseball diamonds and a playground.
Airdrie’s recreation centre. A wide variety of amenities, from aquatics to dance and fitness/leisure studios, an indoor running track, two NHL-size ice surfaces, two indoor field houses (for soccer, lacrosse, basketball and more), a gymnastics club, a child care centre, food services and a children’s play structure.
Nose Creek Park
Twenty-seven acres of stunning natural area in the heart of the downtown core. Playgrounds, fire pits, paved pathways, a fenced off-leash dog park, outdoor fitness equipment, a new amphitheatre (under construction), washrooms and a concession.
Three indoor ice surfaces: Genesis Place Twin Arena; Plainsmen Arena; and the Ron Ebbesen Arena, home to the Airdrie Thunder, the city’s Junior B hockey team. Free public skating is offered at all three arenas. The City of Airdrie also maintains a total of five boarded outdoor rinks, three snowbank rinks and three natural ice surfaces. Open ice times and outdoor seasonal rink information available online. airdrie.ca
Eight tennis courts for public use: East Lake Park (four courts; pickleball also played here); Summerhill (two courts); and the Tri-school site (two courts). Those at East Lake Park are the best non-club courts in Alberta, offering the plexipave surface used at both the Australian Open and U.S. Open Grand Slam tournaments.