Echo Dale Regional Park

This hidden oasis just a 15-minute drive from the city centre. Rediscover the farm, pack a picnic or spend the night under the stars in our campground.

Explore the trails between the Ajax Coal Mine and the historic Woolfrey house and then meander your way through the rest of the open park space using the multi-use trails. A boat launch allows for easy access to the South Saskatchewan River. The park also features a playground and plenty of places to play. A large off-leash area allows our four-legged friends explore.

Please note the boating lake and swimming lake will close for the 2022 season on Sunday, August 28.

Admission to Echo Dale Regional Park, including the swim lake, is free!


Swim Lake and Swim Centre

The supervised swim lake closed for the season on Sunday, August 28.

Hungry? Thirsty? Forgot something? Visit the swim centre to purchase food, drinks or your swim essentials! The concession is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Washrooms and change rooms are also available.

Swim lake hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week, throughout the summer months. Please note, hours of operation may vary. The swim lake and swim centre will close when the temperature drops below 15ºC.

All children under the age of nine (9) must be accompanied in the water by a person who is 16 or older.

Echo Dale Farm

Rediscover the Echo Dale Farm through a hands-on, informative farm program.

Experience what a day on the homestead more than 100 years ago would have looked like while interacting with goats, llama, donkey and more – for free!

The animals are on-site on Saturdays and Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. beginning Saturday, May 28.

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Boating Lake at Echo Dale Park
Boating Lake

The boating lake closed for the season on Sunday, August 28.

Our boating lake is great for water activities! The lake is stocked with approximately 1,800 rainbow trout, courtesy of the Alberta Conservation Association, allowing anglers of all abilities and ages to enjoy the sport of fishing. 

Fishing not your sport? Get on the water with your kayak, canoe or paddleboard. Make it a day trip!

Our rentable boat hut offers visitors a covered deck and access to water, power, a gas BBQ, small fridge and freezer. Bathrooms and fire pits are also located nearby.

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Echo Dale Campground

Echo Dale Campground offers 10 campsites located near a boating lake, fishing lake, and swimming area. There is also a beach volleyball court, playground, and open space for baseball and soccer nearby. 

Campground amenities include:

  • Camp kitchen with wood burning stove - please bring your own wood
  • Large, shared fire pit area
  • Picnic tables
  • Pit toilets

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people on kayaks and paddleboards in the river

Boat Launch

Access the South Saskatchewan River from Echo Dale Regional Park. Be sure to check the river and weather conditions before planning a day on the water.

River Safety


Bookable spaces

For more information on additional park space available to book, please call 403-502-8745.

Booking information


Family biking along trails

Cyclists or passengers who are under 18 years of age must wear an approved bicycle helmet. The recommended speed limit on our trails is 20 km/h.

 at Echo Dale Park

Connecting Echo Dale to the city of Medicine Hat, the Heritage Trails offer more than 155 kilometres of paths to access open areas to play, playgrounds, off-leash areas, sports fields and more.


Echo Dale Regional Park Map

Echo Dale Regional Park map

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Echo Dale park improvements

Approximately 120 trees will be planted in 2022, providing a cooling effect for while enhancing the habitat and ecological health of the park.

Learn more about the project