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Edworthy Park

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Type  Urban park
Created  1995?
Area  127 ha
Province  Alberta
Location  Calgary, Alberta
Operated by  City of Calgary
Phone  +1 403-268-2489
Edworthy Park
Address  5050 Spruce Dr SW, Calgary, AB T3C 3B2, Canada
Hours  Open today · 5AM–11PMTuesday5AM–11PMWednesday5AM–11PMThursday5AM–11PMFriday5AM–11PMSaturday5AM–11PMSunday5AM–11PMMonday5AM–11PM
Similar  Bowness Park - Calgary, Prince's Island Park, Confederation Park - Calgary, Devonian Gardens, Fish Creek Provincial Park

Edworthy park calgary alberta


Edworthy Park is a city park located in the Northwest section of Calgary along the south shore of the Bow River. The Canadian Pacific Railway crosses the length of the park. It was named after Thomas Edworthy, who emigrated to the Calgary area in 1883 from Devon, England.

Contents

The park has a surface of 1.27 square kilometres (0.49 sq mi), and contains over 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) of hiking and biking trails, part of the Bow River pathway.

Edworthy park rant


Nature

The trees that can be found in Edworthy Park include riparian woodland with aspen, willow and balsam poplar. There is also some grassland and mixed shrubland, and an escarpment where white spruce dominates. Within the spruce is an isolated population of Douglas-fir, some more than 400 years old.

Freeway plans

Prior to the mid-1990s, the City of Calgary had always intended Edworthy Park to be a temporary park, which would eventually be replaced by an extension of the Shaganappi Trail freeway which would hook up with Sarcee Trail and Bow Trail at a major interchange that would take up most of the park's southwest. During development of the Calgary Transportation Plan (a.k.a. The Go Plan) in 1995, public opposition to the roadway led to it being removed from future consideration.

References

Edworthy Park Wikipedia


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