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Lovely city park.

This is a great city park, I thoroughly enjoy spending time here. Edworthy park offers lots of... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
jennmi23
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Calgary, Canada
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A popular park, for a reason!

I was here on a Thursday early in September, and could barely find a parking spot. But with so... read more

Reviewed September 9, 2018
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a great city park, I thoroughly enjoy spending time here. Edworthy park offers lots of walking space, tons of running space for the kids and direct access to the Bow River. There is a great little park for kids, washrooms on-site as well as picnic spaces, some with coal BBQ’s / Fire Pits.

Across the Harry Boothman bridge is also more access to walking paths and the wonderful Angels Cappuccino & Ice Cream Cafe - definitely recommend trying this ice cream!

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Reviewed September 9, 2018

It is an inviting place, at first, but as one walks through the park and the waterfront, one really understands how small this place is and how quickly it can be crowded.

The overpass is used by people, dogs and horses (police) and deposits can be found. Aromatic.

The site is narrow and if one sticks close to the bridge, it is crowded. People/groups can reserve a location for private parties. It seems that once these people get installed, they lose all sense of propriety as they blast whatever music appeals to them or is relevant to their background, their upbringing or culture.

The river (on that hot day) was over-run by police cruising boats. Again not quiet.

This is not a park where one would find any peace and quiet (in the inner city and along the river) to enjoy the nature. The park is essentially a rallying point for parties.

I would have to visit the park in the winter to determine if it quiets down a bit.

Thank PDZ320
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

I was here on a Thursday early in September, and could barely find a parking spot. But with so much to offer, this park is deservedly busy. Lots of places to just sit and relax, playgrounds for the kids, lawns for running around on and tons of space along the river to enjoy. And that's all nice, but I like a good walk, and this park has that too. The Douglas Fir Trail had been closed for a while, as they shored up the trails on the steep hillside. They did a fine job. But with the parking lot so busy, and so many people near the river, you'd think this gorgeous trail would be busy too. It wasn't. So it you want solitude, just minutes from downtown Calgary, I'd suggest this place!

Thank BenLar137
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Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

A long weekend and we finish it with a picnic at Edworthy Park. Shade and sunny spots available even if the park was really busy. Challenging for parking on both side (north-south) Shore of the river was fun for kids to play in the river, throwing rocks and watching boats. Big hit in YYC during a nice day

Thank Pinkgoose
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

You can access this park from the north side or the south side of the river which makes it easily accessible for everyone. You can book a bbq area (payment required) or just take a chance. There are several areas. You can hike up the steep slope to the top and hike in that area or you can go onto the Douglas Fir Trail and go up the steep stairs for trail training. Great views at the top, then go down and walk back along the river by the train tracks or go further along. Many options

Thank juliatr2016
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Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Good place to walk around, enjoy the river or go for a cookout. You can booked a pic nic area to make sure you have a place to hang out. You can go on trails or just seat by the river.

Thank CeciliaM405
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Reviewed July 31, 2018

This is a lovely park in the west end of the city. Go for a hike along the water or train tracks, have a picnic, let the kids run around and just relax and have fun.

Thank Dawn R
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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Free parking! (so far...) Access by footbridge crossing the Bow River ... about 3km of trails through fairly gentle foothill escarpment. From my readings, the point farthest east in all of North America where Douglas Fir grows (hence the name of the trail!). Strategically placed park benches, so you don't have to overdo it. Rest and relaxation are the keys. Great photo opportunity spots, too!

Thank Rick G
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

We love this park. The playgrounds are not especially exciting, but it is a lovely place to visit and our children don't seem to mind the playgrounds are not too thrilling. The trees and ambiance make up for this. There are paths to walk or bike, places to bbq or picnic, and the beautiful Douglas Fir Trail to hike. Our 6 year old was tired but she was able to make it to the viewpoint at the top without too much effort. This area is really a nice retreat from the city even though you are still within the city itself.

Thank Butterfly_n1
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Reviewed April 30, 2018

This is a hidden gem a lot of people dont know this is here its a short trail only 3 kms ish long depending on which way you go. very nice views with good trails and benches at just the right spots.

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