With 70 playgrounds, 140 kilometres of maintained pathway and 1,110 groomed parkland acres, Airdrie is a great place to hang out in the fresh air.
Chinook Winds Regional Park
Located on Chinook Winds Drive, south of Yankee Valley Boulevard, Airdrie’s newest addition to the parks and playgrounds community offers more than 55 acres of developed parkland space and an abundance of activities for kids of all ages. Amenities and activities include more than two kilometres of paved pathways, three playgrounds, a skate park, a spray park, a multi-use court (seasonal), two concessions (seasonal), public washrooms, beach volleyball, four volleyball courts and eight ball diamonds.
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.
Nose Creek Regional Park
Twenty 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.
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.
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, four snowbank rinks, and three natural ice surfaces. Open ice times and outdoor seasonal rink information available online. airdrie.ca
Play tennis at six public courts East Lake Park (four courts) and Summerhill (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. Pickleball players now have four brand new dedicated courts at Nose Creek Park.
Woodside Golf Course
Boasting four sets of tees and a full complement of practice facilities, Woodside offers a complete golf experience. Don’t underestimate the 6,200 yard course, which winds through the community and around nine water hazards. Featuring lush, challenging greens protected by numerous bunkers, the championship par-70 layout is a popular choice with professionals and amateurs alike. Woodside upholds the standards of championship play while providing a worthy challenge to players at every level. Celebrating its 26th season (in 2017) as one of the area’s most popular places to play, Woodside is ideally located just north of Calgary, only 10 minutes from the International Airport.
525 Woodside Dr. NW (Airdrie); 403-686-GOLF(4653); 18 holes, range, pro shop, pub and dining (The Woods) woodsidegc.com
Trip gone to the dogs? Check out these great options for your furry friend:
East Lake Park: Fully fenced-in area designed for small dogs (under 30lbs ONLY). Parking is available on the west side of the enclosed area.
Big Springs: Partially fenced-in area located on the pathway south of the cemetery to Spring Haven Crescent. This area is fenced between the QEII Highway and runs along the backyard residential area.
King’s Heights: Fully fenced-in area located at Sharp Hill Way and Kings View Road.
Edmonton Trail: Partially fenced-in area located on the pathway south of Third Avenue to Sandstone Crescent between the residential area and QEII.
Nose Creek Regional Park: Fully fenced-in area on the south side of the park. Parking is available on the east side of the enclosed area.