City of North Battleford - Saskatchewan

Summer Outdoor Recreation Spaces

Check out the following Summer Outdoor Recreation Spaces North Battleford has to offer!

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Parks & Recreation Guide Fall 2022

Parks

  

Centennial Park


Centennial Park is a 90 acre park in the centre of the City, located at 18th Avenue and 104th Street. The Access Communications Centre is located in the park which also features large open space, a track, splash pad, ball diamonds, horseshoe pits, tennis courts, a skateboard park, and lawn bowling.

Tennis Courts

There are three tennis courts in Centennial Park which are available for public use, free of charge, from April through October, weather permitting.

Beaver Lions Baseball Stadium

One of the best in Saskatchewan, Beaver Lions Baseball Stadium has seating for 1000 spectators and is a full senior baseball diamond complete with lights, grass infield, electronic scoreboard, concession and an irrigated outfield. It is the home of the North Battleford Beavers Intermediate, Junior and Midget baseball teams. In the fall, the Stadium is converted to a full sized football field that is utilized by the North Battleford Comprehensive High School Vikings as well as the local touch football teams.

Centennial Ball Diamonds

These four diamonds are on the north side of the Access Communications Centre. One diamond is full sized, while the others vary from bantam to pee wee size. The diamonds all have shale infields, covered dugouts, irrigated outfields and are completely fenced. Washrooms are available adjacent to the diamonds.

Slo Pitch Diamonds

There are two slo-pitch diamonds located off Pearson Avenue at the east end of Centennial Park.

Track and Field

Centennial Park has a 400-metre track as well as jump pits, a pole vault area, high jump area and a throwing cage. There is an electric hookup adjacent to the track which is next to a hill which serves as an excellent spot for spectators. Washroom and concession facilities are available.

Skateboard Park

The Skateboard Park is located next to the Access Communications Centre.

Soccer Pitches

Centennial Park has 3 full size irrigated soccer pitches which offer an excellent playing surface. The pitches are utilized by the local minor soccer association as well as adult soccer leagues.

Playground - Natural Play Space

This playground is located just north of Beaver Lions Stadium. It features a complete set of play apparatuses and a splash pad shelter. ON behalf of the City, NBBGC operates a playground program which is free of charge to all users. The natural play space provides play and adventure space for kids to grow and discover.

Mobility Swings

Outdoor Fitness Facility

The Outdoor Fitness Facility is located next to the Scott Drive parking lot. The facility includes stations for a lower body workout, chin-ups, pull-ups, sit-ups, push-ups, a core workout, a tai chi wheel and more. The facility accommodates all fitness levels. Instructions for use are posted on the equipment.

Centennial Park Activity Centre

Located at 1841-106th Street, this facility serves as a clubhouse for the horseshoe and lawn bowling clubs from May to September. During winter, the facility is available for small group meetings and workshops. It can accommodate approx. 20-25 people.

Walking and Ski Trails

The City has developed a system of waking trails throughout Centennial Park -- covered with crusher dust and suitable for walking, jogging or cycling. In the winter, the City grooms approximately 1.8 kilometres of trails for cross-country and skate skiing.

Kinsmen Park


18th Avenue, between 92nd Street and 96th Street

Kinsmen Park has ball diamonds, a playground and lots of open green space.  The playground has a handicap accessible play structure, swings and a splash pad. This splash pad is part of the NBBGC summer play program during July and August and is free to all users.

Holy Family Park


19th Avenue between 95th Street and Walker Drive

This open space park is connected to the grounds of Holy Family School and does feature some playground equipment. Minor soccer teams utilize the park and, in the winter, the City grooms a short cross country ski track.

Fairview Park


Fairview Heights Park is at 202 Clements Drive.

This park has a full sized soccer pitch, playground and outdoor rink in the winter.

Greenspace Parks


Central Park at 13th Avenue and 101st Street surrounds the North Battleford Library and features mature elm and ash trees, making it a favourite summer spot to relax.

H.D. McPhail Park is located at 13th Avenue and 100th Street and is where the City of North Battleford Cenotaph is located. The park is named after H. (Howdy) D. McPhail, a WWII bomber pilot. The park is also home to the City’s Geodetic Survey of Canada pin.

Peace Park is at 13th Avenue and 112th Street and has enough open space to throw a ball around or just relax on the grass. The park has a memorial with a sundial -- dedicated to WWII Veterans who made their homes in this area of North Battleford.

College Heights Park is at St. Laurent Drive and Thompson Crescent, on the northeast side of North Battleford. The park has some playground equipment and enough space for children to run and play.

Confederation Park is also located on the north side of the City – between Gardiner Drive and Clark Drive. The park has plenty of open space and some playground equipment.

Senator Herb Sparrow Park is located behind the Boys and Girls Club of the Battlefords, at 13th Avenue and 104th Street. This park features a playground and a splash pad. This splash pad is part of the NBBGC summer play program during July and August and is free to all users.

Kildeer Park is located along Kildeer Drive in the northwest area of the City. The park has a playground, ample greenspace and a small outdoor rink during the winter.

Riverview Park at 99th Street and 7th Avenue offers a  scenic view of the Battlefords River Valley. There is plenty of open space and some playground equipment.

Borden Park is located at the western leg of Borden Crescent, is a small park with greenspace that has some playground equipment.

Finlayson Island

Finlayson Island

This is a popular hiking and cross-country skiing destination in the middle of the North Saskatchewan River. The Island is accessed from our signature arched bridges. Finlayson Island was named in 1964 by the Government of Saskatchewan in honour of Donald (Dan) Matheson Finlayson – an innovative farmer who homesteaded in the Battle River Valley. His homestead was burned during the Rebellion and he served as a Member of Parliament from 1908 until 1934.

 


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King Hill

  King Hill Lookout

King Hill Lookout

The King Hill Lookout provides a 360-degree view of The Battlefords, including the Battlefords River Valley, City and Town. Access to the lookout is from Territorial Drive, west of the Territorial Drive and Highway 4 intersection.

 


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River Valley Interpretive Centre

Battlefords Goose Project

This is a managed wetland which is home to many migratory waterfowl species. Pelicans, ducks and shorebirds can be viewed from your car or take advantage of the observation tower and shore-side path.

Rotary Plaza

Rotary Plaza

Rotary Plaza is a facility in itself!

Literally the centre of the CUplex that provides a ton of outdoor opportunity that includes roller skating, year-round ice skating, carnivals, movies and many other special events! Enjoy a cool beverage or a coffee while soaking in the view facing south, or the beauty of the Cuplex itself! Rotary Clock sits proudly on the south end of the expanse, chiming every 15 minutes to remind everyone of the significance of time moving forward!

Enjoy Rotary Plaza all year long!

Rotary Park is located behind the Boys and Girls Club of the Battlefords at 13th Avenue and 104th Street. The local Rotary Club sponsored the playground equipment, which is regularly enjoyed by neighbourhood children.

Central Park

Centennial Park at night

Central Park at 13th Avenue and 101st Street surrounds the North Battleford Library and features mature elm and ash trees, making it a favourite summer spot to relax.


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North Battleford Golf & Country Club

 A spectacular view of the Battlefords River Valley provides the backdrop for one of the most scenic and challenging golf courses in Saskatchewan. The fairways and greens are meticulously manicured and three tee-boxes on every hole make this course playable for all. Visit the NBGCC website for more information at www.northbattlefordgolf.com

 


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Fairview Park

Fairview Heights Park is at 202 Clements Drive.

This park has a full-sized soccer pitch, playground and outdoor rink in the winter.

Ball Diamonds

Beaver Lions Baseball Stadium

One of the best in Saskatchewan, Beaver Lions Baseball Stadium has seating for 1000 spectators and is a full senior baseball diamond complete with lights, grass infield, electronic scoreboard, concession and an irrigated outfield. It is the home of the North Battleford Beavers Intermediate, Junior and Midget baseball teams. In the fall the Stadium is converted to a full sized football field that is utilized by the North Battleford Comprehensive High School Vikings as well as the local touch football teams.

Lions Ball Diamonds

These four diamonds are on the north side of the Access Communications Centre. One diamond is full sized while the others vary from bantam to pee wee size. The diamonds all have shale infields, covered dugouts, irrigated outfields and are completely fenced. Washrooms are available adjacent to the diamonds.

Slo Pitch Diamonds

These are two slo-pitch diamonds located off Pearson Avenue at the east end of Centennial Park

Book your diamond by calling Central Booking at (306) 445- 1755 or e-mail centralbooking@cityofnb.ca

Tennis Courts

Tennis Courts

There are three tennis courts in Centennial Park which are available for public use, free of charge, from April through October, weather permitting.

Track & Field

Track and Field

Centennial Park has a 400-metre track as well as jump pits, a pole vault area, high jump area and a throwing cage. There is an electric hookup adjacent to the track which is next to a hill which serves as an excellent spot for spectators. Washroom and concession facilities are available.

Indoor tracks are available at the NationsWEST Field House. Click Here for details!

Boat Launch

The North Battleford boat launch is located off of Riverside Drive, roughly between the F.E. Holliday Water Treatment plant and the Saskatchewan Hospital.

The boat launch is currently: OPEN

Camping

David Laird Campground

To book your sites, go to www.bookyoursite.com  and type in “David Laird Campground”.
For more information, call 306-446-7177.
This campground is 2 kilometres east of the Western Development Museum between Highway 16 and Highway 40. The campground has 41 full-service sites and 20 non-serviced sites. Many of the sites are “pull-through” sites that can accommodate large trailers and RVs. Amenities include 2 shower/washroom facilities, a trailer disposal dump, playground, outdoor barbecues, firewood access and a trout pond. This year, the David Laird Campground is open from May 12th to September 7th.

Rates
Effective: May 1, 2022 - taxes not included.

Non-electric sites
Per day: $19
Per week: $113
Per month: $399

Electric (with water)
Per day: $28
Per week: $167
Per month: $588

Full Service (electric, water & sewer hook up)
Per day: $35
Per week: $208
Per month: $735

Picnic Shelter
Per day: $65

Battlefords Provincial Park

The Battlefords Provincial Park, located along the shores of Jackfish Lake north of the City, is your destination for a camping experience with a difference. Immerse yourself in nature, enjoying the slow pace of a day at the beach or on the water. Play a round of golf, hike a trail, or take in a planned activity.

There are three major campgrounds with 317 campsites:

  • Electric Sites:  165 (near a service centre)

  • Non-electric Sites:  152 (near a service centre)

  • Group Sites:  8

  • Overflow Sites:  one overflow campground

Nearby Recreation & Attractions

For the most comprehensive list of regional recreation and nearby attractions visit Destination Battlefords at http://www.battlefords.ca/

Battlefords River Valley Trail System

North Shore Trail

Battlefords River Valley Trail System

The North Shore Trail starts at the observation tower located adjacent to the Battleford’s Goose Project. In the winter, a cross country ski trail can be accessed from Poundmaker Trail near the pedestrian Bridge leading to Finlayson Island. The Trail System is available on www.trailforks.com.

The trail runs along the northern shores of the North Saskatchewan River to two kilometres beyond the F.E. Holiday Water Treatment Plant, heading east. You can also see where the North Saskatchewan River and Battle River converge along the trail.

Trails are groomed in winter for cross country skiing and mowed in the summer for walking. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail system. The trails east of Finlayson Island pedestrian bridge offer a challenging mountain biking experience.