Residents and visitors to Crossfield have a variety of facilities and parks to enjoy. Playgrounds, indoor recreational facilities and outdoor sports fields ensure all can enjoy what’s on offer, year-round.
Signs are located throughout town, mapping Crossfield’s extensive pathway system, parks and sidewalks. Following signs along the pathway in the north will lead you to the southwest end of town and the dog park, fishing ponds and Collicutt Siding Golf Club.
Located in the heart of town at the corner of Railway St. and Limit Ave., Banta Park is lined with mature trees and bushes, and offers two playground structures; one smaller structure for those under five years of age and another for ages five and over, as well as two sets of swings.
The newly renovated basketball and tennis courts provide hours of fun for the whole family. Lines have been added to one of the tennis courts to create a pickleball court.
Parking is available on Chisholm Ave. The Golden Key Over 50 Club is located in the park with access from Chisholm Ave.
Off-leash Dog Park
Off-leash dog parks are available on Western Dr. and at Limit Ave. and Strathcona St. These parks provide ample room for your dog to run off-leash and interact with others.
Bags and garbage cans are available onsite. Parking is also available.
Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery stocks the ponds located at the west end of Laut Ave. and Range Road 12 seasonally with rainbow trout. Fishing licenses are required for anyone over the age of 16 and there is a five fish limit.
The Splash Park in Banta Park is a great way to keep cool in the spring and summer months. There is plenty of space to run and jump in the water. Benches and picnic tables are situated around the splash park, so bring a lunch, enjoy a picnic and stay cool. Temporary seasonal bathroom facilities are provided.
Splash Park opens for the season - June*
Splash Park closes for the season - September*
* Dates are subject to change due to weather and current provincial public health orders. Park is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Currently under Stage 2, there are no capacity limits on outdoor splash parks; however, people are still required to maintain two-metre distancing between members of different households. Use of the splash park is at your own risk. Regularly wash or sanitize your hands and consider coming back at a later time, if there is a large crowd.
General rules and etiquette of the Splash Park
- Touch the yellow and silver cap to start the water.
- The splash park is not supervised. Adult supervision is recommended.
- The splash park is not intended for pets. For health reasons, keep your pet away from the spray park area.
- Footwear is recommended.
- No running on the splash pad.
- Climbing the water structure is strictly prohibited.
- No skateboards, inline skates, scooters or bicycles within the spray park area.
- No glass in this area.
The water used in the Splash Park is filtered and re-used; therefore, no new water is being added. The Splash Park continues to run during a water ban, due to this process.
Outdoor Rink and Basketball Court
A multi-season rink and basketball court is located in Amery Park in Crossfield's north west. During the winter months, the ice is flooded and boards are put around the rink. In the summer, the facility is converted to a basketball court.
McCaskill Park is the Town's largest outdoor recreational area located along Whitfield Ave. and McCaskill Dr.
It has two softball/fastball diamonds, one hardball diamond, one soccer field with a 400-metre running track and a BMX/skateboard park.
This park also offers playground equipment for children ages five to 12, and a set of swings.
An additional baseball diamond is located behind the Crossfield Community Centre.
The Town of Crossfield has many different recreational opportunities to offer. Take a short drive through town and you'll see the many facilities available for use by both residents and visitors.
Murdoch Park is located at the south end of Murdoch St. and includes soccer fields designed for smaller children and playground equipment for ages five and up, along with two sets of swings.
Veterans’ Peace Park
Veterans’ Peace Park, located at the north end of McCaskill Dr., boasts an 11-acre park with two memorial forests. One forest was planted by the Crossfield Legion in honour of war veterans, and the second forest was planted by the Crossfield United Church in memory of loved ones who have passed. The park also includes a toboggan hill and is a great area for a nature walk.
Located along Harrison St., Walker Park offers green space and play equipment for ages five to 12, along with a set of swings.
Located on Mossip Ave., Wigle Park has play equipment for ages two to five and open green spaces for children of all ages.
Other recreation facilities
The following facilities are located in town:
Crossfield Community Centre
Crossfield Curling Club
Crossfield Municipal Library