Feeling active? Discover Airdrie’s first-class athletic and recreation facilities, 70 playgrounds, 140 kilometres of maintained pathway and 1,110 groomed parkland acres.
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, a toboggan hill, 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.
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 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.
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.
Eight tennis courts for public use: East Lake Park (four courts; pickleball also played here); 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.
An 8,000-square-foot indoor playground with a friendly atmosphere and open-concept design great for keeping an eye on little ones as they burn off some energy, YeeHaw Play is a family business that strives to maintain a clean and safe environment. Parents can feel free to join in the fun, or make use of the comfortable viewing area. Additional services include a monthly date night, craft nights and other special events. More information, plus hours and admission rates, online.
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.