Here at the Parks and Recreation Department, we take pride in creating outdoor spaces for your enjoyment.
Parks & Playgrounds
We have parks and playgrounds across the city from large to small, providing fun for all ages.
Please Note: Parks and Recreation, in consultation with the Medicine Hat Fire Department, urge everyone to use precautions when using public fire pits located throughout the City Parks. We would like to remind residents that it is their responsibility to fully extinguish fires when done, keep fires low, and use clean dry wood.
|Kin Coulee Park||With over 100 acres of open space and the Seven Persons Creek winding through it, Kin Coulee Park offers something for everyone.
Playgrounds, picnic areas, a toboggan hill, a beach volleyball area, washrooms, paved trails, wedding area and outdoor facilities available for reservation make Kin Coulee a popular area for outdoor enthusiasts of all ages. The Toboggan Hill Ski Shelter is a heated facility available year round.
To reserve please contact the Recreation Facility Coordinator at 403.502.8745 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
|Lions Park||Interconnected with Strathcona Island Park, this man-made area features picnic areas, two ball diamonds, playground area, tennis court, and fitness trails. Located adjacent to the South Saskatchewan River, the park is a convenient location for boating and is also near the Strathcona Centre where there is swimming and tennis. The location offers a great view of the South Saskatchewan River.
|Police Point Park||Naturalists welcome the splendor of wildlife mixed with the flora and fauna of grasslands at this 97.7 hectares (241.43 acres) natural reserve. The Police Point Park Nature Centre (open year round) offers various displays and interpretive programs.
For information about the Medicine Hat Interpretive Programs please dial 403.529.6225, Tuesday through Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Riverside Veterans' Memorial Park||Located along 1st Street and 6th Avenue SE, across from the Medicine Hat City Hall, this formal park offers relaxation next to the South Saskatchewan River. Flowerbeds brighten the area and an interesting band shell, adorned with a mural created by local artist Jim Marshall, provides cover for entertainers. The mural depicts Medicine Hat's history starting with the First Nations, CPR, paddleboats, natural gas discoveries, and continues into our modern age. A Blue Heron, also created by Jim Marshall, adorns the entranceway to Riverside Veterans’ Memorial Park.
Riverside Veterans’ Memorial Park is also home of the Cenotaph, two CPR locomotives, and a World War II tank. All create a unique effect, overlooking trails to Strathcona Island and Lions Park.
|Saamis Rotary Park||Saamis Rotary Park contains an 80% barrier free (wheelchair accessible) playground; one of the first of its kind in Southern Alberta. The playground surface is made of ‘Play Turf pour in Place Surfacing’ that is constructed of recycled Alberta tire granules, man-made pigmented particles and polyurethane resin.
|Strathcona Island Park||This Park offers five kilometres of walking trails along the River from the Medicine Hat Public Library to Strathcona Island Park. For public enjoyment there are barbeque pits and picnic areas along the river, playground, an adventure and water playground, baseball diamond, boat launch off the South Saskatchewan River, and view points.
Strathcona Island Park also has cook huts in both the north and south of the park.
We have 4 water playgrounds open seasonally - 9:00am to 9:00pm daily:
- Ross Glenn Town Centre
- Strathcona Island Park
- Saamis Rotary Park
- Kiwanis Central Park
Generally, the water parks open May long weekend, and close after September long weekend depending on weather (*they could stay open longer if weather remains good)
For more information:
Medicine Hat ’s extensive hiking/biking trail system is approximately 115 kilometres.
- Heritage Trail System (PDF)