|Getting There |||Between 6th and 9th Avenues, east of 14th Street. Access off 11th Street.|
|Cross Street |||Downtown|
Profile Last Updated: February 15, 2008
Introduced to Calgarians in 2000, Shaw Millennium Park offers plenty in the way of fun and games. During the summer and winter months, families and friends can take advantage of everything that has been set up here. Young kids can splash and play in the waterworks play area, while the older kids may prefer to hang out on the basketball courts or perhaps the beach volleyball court. There is also a clock tower and other landmark buildings on site as well as green space that can be enjoyed by all. Admission is free and the park is open 24 hours a day year round with washroom access 9 am – 9 pm daily.
The Skate Park
One of the biggest attractions of Shaw Millennium Park is the skate park. Hailed as the largest free skate park in North America, and costing almost $2 million, this skateboard and in-line park offers more than 88,000 square feet of concrete. There is a place for everyone. Beginners can head to the Intro Park, more experienced skaters to the Central Park, and for the real pros, there is the Expert Park. You’ll find stairs, roll-on rails, ledges, bowls, half-pipes, a fun box, roll-ins, wall rides and even a 30’ full-pipe.
Check with the city throughout the year to find out what types of events are being held at Shaw Millennium Park. With the stage and amphitheatre this park is set up to host a number of gatherings whether it be plays or musical entertainment.