Parks, Pathways & Playgrounds

The Parks team manages and maintains over 175 ha of public parks and open spaces plus another 325 ha of natural areas including the river valley.  Okotoks citizens enjoy 92 km of pathway system (which includes 25km of sidewalks); 107 parks; 69 playgrounds; 17 ball diamonds; 2 football/rugby fields; 18 soccer pitches; 3 tennis courts, 6 pickleball courts; 3 locations of outdoor fitness equipment; 1 multi-use sport court; a BMX track; a water spray park, skateboard park, community garden and various outdoor skating rinks and toboggan hills. Learn more about each of these outdoor amenities.

Horticultural information services are also offered focusing on pest and disease control, weed control, wise water use and integrated pest management. Parks also manages and maintains the cemetery providing a broad range of interment options.

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Hodson Park in Okotoks
Hodson Park in Okotoks

This interactive map shows the Town-maintained playgrounds, parks and exercise equipment available within Okotoks. Discover the 90+ parks, 50+ playgrounds and several locations where  outdoor exercise equipment is available to plan your next outdoor adventure!

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Okotoks Pathway and Trails System

This printable map shows the current pathway and trail system around Okotoks that connects virtually every corner of town. The map includes a few sample walking/running/cycling routes, important landmarks and buildings, as well as a distance legend to give approximate distances between various points throughout town. It also contains great information about local wildlife, dogs in parks, safety information and tips for sharing the path.

Pathway and trail map (PDF)

Please be courteous and respect others when sharing the pathways, and remember to be aware of what’s happening around you.

Slow down and share the path
Residents enjoy Okotoks’ pathways for a variety of reasons and sharing the use can reduce and prevent conflicts and collisions. No matter what kind of activity you enjoy, it’s important to follow some basic rules and guidelines to ensure that the pathways remain a safe and enjoyable place for everyone:

  • Respect the rights of others
  • Yield to pedestrians and slower moving traffic (cyclists, skateboarders, e-scooters users and in-line skaters yield to walkers and joggers) and yield to the right of way
  • On pathways, stay to the right, except when passing
  • Slow down and signal when passing pedestrians with a bell, whistle, horn or voice 
  • Use caution on hills, in curves and on or under bridges, including the Laurie Boyd footbridge
  • If you ride after dark or in bad weather, be sure to have a light and reflectors
  • The maximum speed limit on pathways is 20 km/hr
  • Cyclists, pedestrians and motorists are ALL responsible to abide all signs, signals, and traffic laws
  • Please stay on designated pathways and trails