Go Outside and Play!

Sparwood is full of wonderful parks and trails providing every kind of recreational opportunity you can imagine.  We encourage residents and visitors to go out and enjoy these amenities but to please be mindful of the surrounding natural environment and other park users.

Central Park

Located in Sparwood Heights off Ponderosa Drive, Central Park is a manicured green space with a large playground area with a public washroom, the park has several access points from Ponderosa Drive, Hickory Crescent, Hickory Place and Pinyon Road.

Surrounded by residences, the park is fully fenced creating a safe place for you and your kids to run and play. A great place to go for a walk or spend the afternoon having a picnic.

Cypress Park

Located in Sparwood Heights on Cypress Drive, this small urban forest park is located in a beautiful pine forest with a small play ground with a central trail that connects to the Cypress Trail loop. A great place to spend an hour or just go for a short walk.

Jewel Park and Elk River Park

Sparwood's newest parks are Jewel Park and the Elk River Park which can be accessed from Pine Avenue via the Elk River Trail.

This area is nestled against the Elk River and provides an entry to a large urban forest and natural wetland area. The park also provides access to the Elk River and Michel Creek for fishing and wildlife viewing.

There is a trail network of approximately 7 km which will take you on a beautiful walk through mature cottonwood and pine forests with vistas up and down the Elk River Valley.

Juniper Park

Located on Engelmann Spruce Drive, Juniper Park is a small grassy community park with a playground and a half basketball court (located on the adjacent block). Situated in the midst of a residential area, the park is a great place to bring your kids to play.

Lions Park and Heritage Park:

Located on the Leisure Centre grounds, the Lions and Heritage Park combined make Sparwood's largest community park. The park has lots of opportunities for everyone, with a large playground, skate park, spray park, tennis, bocce and horse shoe courts, ball diamonds and soccer field; it's the central hub of Sparwood. Enjoy the day picnicking in the manicured pine forest then stroll past the wetland to enjoy a morning or a full day.

Download a copy of the trail map here