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Confederation Park, Calgary

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Confederation Park is an urban park in northwest Calgary, Alberta.It is developed over an area of 400acre, between the neighbourhoods of Mount Pleasant, Capitol Hill, Collingwood and Highland Park. 10th Street West bisects the park from north to south.The park has picnic tables, toboggan hills, cycle paths, tennis courts and baseball diamonds. The park is also a popular destination for couples having wedding pictures taken. The park adjoins the Queens Park Cemetery on the east side by the baseball diamond and tennis courts near Highland Park. There is cross country skiing both in the park and at the golf course during the winter. Any time of the year the park can be used for geocache searches.Adjacent to the park is the Confederation Golf Course In winter the golf course is open for cross country skiing and the park hosts the Lions Club Christmas Light Display in December and January.The park, anchored by the Centennial Golf course to the west and Queen Park Cemetery to the east, along with other nearby open areas affords neighborhoods such as Rosemont and Cambrian Heights large amounts of open space, giveng the area an upscale urban flavor.HistoryIn the mid-1960s, efforts to conserve the North Hill Coulee, a brook which remained undeveloped because of uneven terrain, was organized in the form of the Centennial Ravine Park Society. In 1967, the park opened to celebrate the centennial of the Canadian Confederation. The society was very active in the neighborhoods of Northwest Calgary, and raised funds to create the park space.
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  • I always feel like I had a getaway when I come here. It is beautiful and the pathways are perfect with lots of places to lay a blanket down or feed the ducks. As a professional photographer it is one ...  more »
  • This is truly a 4 season park! Just got back from a walk in below zero weather. This park provides such a great social and sports outlook for families and individuals in Calgary. Our daughter was marr...  more »
  • The pathways follow a creek and some wetlands. There is a Natural Playground for the kids and there is some adult exercise equipment as well. There are tennis courts and a golf course within the park ...  more »
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  • I grew up next to this park and have enjoyed many walks and bike rides through it. A little slice of nature in the middle of the city! Love the little stream and bridges. In the summer, picnic tables and fire pits are nice.
  • Beautiful, large park. Great for a stroll in any season. Has one of the best kept community skating rinks for shinny (no boards) with a good sledding hill nearby. Awesome place to take the family.
  • Nice calm park, great for quiet walks to take a break from things. Best time to cone here is in mid September when autumn is coming to have a nice cool weather during your walk with beautiful views. Also great to walk with a partner or special someone of you wanted to. The park also has public washrooms if needed.
  • A nice pathway style park with a creek in the middle, pathways on either side, and bridges every so often to cross between them. Calgary has several of these "going somewhere parks." Great for getting across town in a nice park environment.
  • An incredible park for biking and taking the kids. There's a cemetery at one end which might be a little weird but there's also a really great, new playground for kids. The path is a circle so your can make a lap around it or extend your journey past the golf course. Can't ask for more out of a city park.

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