Elliston Regional Park
1827 68th Street S.E., Calgary, AB
This southeast Calgary Park is best known for hosting the well-known GlobalFest, a multinational fireworks and cultural event.
|Getting There |||Westwinds –transfer to Bus #45 Applewood or take Forest Lawn Bus #1 or 45|
|Cross Street |||The west parking lot is accessible off 60 St. S.E. and the east parking lot is accessible off 68 St. S.E.|
|Park is open from 5AM to 11PM, unless otherwise posted.|
Profile Last Updated: January 28, 2009
Elliston Park in the southeast quadrant of Calgary is best known as the home of the world-class fireworks and cultural event known as GlobalFest. Every year, countries from around the world come to compete and a wonderful fireworks display is put on, visible from everywhere in the park. Built from reclaimed land, Elliston is owned and operated by the City of Calgary, and now houses the second largest lake in the city.
Environmental and Recreational Appeal
Elliston Park was built in partnership with the Parks Foundation of Calgary and Friends of Elliston Park Society. It is an environmental and recreational facility where people can learn about native grasses and wildflowers local to this Alberta area.
Elliston Park’s Features
Though Elliston Park’s pond is not available for swimming, there are other activities for families and those seeking park amenities. Picnic tables and shelters are all around in Elliston Park, as are benches and numerous pathways. A beautiful rose garden also adorns the park, as does an educational interactive sundial. There are two playgrounds in the park; one is designed for children under age 10, and another for children aged 10 to 15. Elliston Park also offers an off leash area for dogs on its east side.
In the summer, Ellison Park offers both water fountains and washrooms for visitor’s convenience.
Take Note: Please stay on the pathways.
Reservations: Call 403-268-3800 to reserve a picnic table or shelter in the summer months.
Dogs: Off leash area available for dogs.