Baker Park – Riverside Activities, Landscaped Paths & Scenery
Calgary is in no shortage of outdoor parks, especially along the Bow and Elbow Rivers where countless locals do their activities of choice no matter what time of the year it is.
One of the best parks you’ll see people out at rain, snow or shine is Baker Park. Located in the deep northwest, some people mistake it for being part of Bowness Park. Actually, it’s located just across the Bow River from its more popular counterpart and offers a different kind of outdoor recreation than Bowness does.
While Bowness Park is covered in trees and has more picnic spaces, Baker Park has more open spaces with cool, informative monuments and maps along the way so you know where to go.
You can never go wrong with more sun on your face and off-leash running space for your pets!
- Name: Baker Park
- Location: NW Calgary – 9333 Scenic Bow Road NW
- Size: 12 hectares
- Park hours: 5am to 11pm
- Pathways and picnic areas
- Promenades and archways
- Grass amphitheater
- Riverside observation points
- Seasonal water fountain
- Seasonal washroom
Baker Park has pathways extending for countless kilometres in either direction past its boundary, just in case you feel like exploring the banks of the Bow River and beyond. Why not spend a day at the Bow River parks and pathways? It’s totally doable!
A Good Starting Point
On this particular occasion we began our trek in Bowness Park. Walking eastward we soon realized that there were no more pathways, so we detoured across Bowness bridge and found Baker Park. Discovering Baker Park was an accident, but now I am glad to say that we did!
We then headed north and crossed back over the Bow River using the pedestrian bridge underneath Stoney Trail. Along the way the scenery was beautiful and there were many people going about their business. After crossing the bridge we ended up back in Bowness Park. It’s only a short walk south to where we parked the car.
All in all, beautiful scenery and the sound of running water along the Bow River, paved pathways in a diversity of terrain and a fascinating under bridge makes Baker Park one of the top northwest Calgary parks in my books!
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