Experience the Rotary Nature Park
The Rotary Club of Calgary Chinook developed and maintains a very special 40 acre (16 hectare) place in the southeast corner of Fish Creek Provincial Park. This unique project is described as a Nature Park because the land was used for years as a gravel pit prior to being reclaimed to its original natural state.
The park now contains engineered wetlands, ponds, and a trail system to allow visitors to enjoy a variety of wildflowers and native plant species. The wetlands attract waterfowl and upland birds, making this park the perfect sanctuary for bird watching. To enhance your enjoyment of the park 5 gazebo shelters and several park benches were constructed as well as a bridge between the ponds.
The Rotary Club of Calgary Chinook Nature Park is located adjacent to the Bow River and south of Hwy 22X. Residents of Cranston are able to walk down the hill into the park via a trail from their community. Cyclists can ride south from Sikome Lake and take the overpass to the east side of the river. For others, this Nature Park is easily accessed by car via McKenzie Meadows Drive to a paved parking lot. For more information, go to chinookrotary.org.