Best Park & Playground
3 Tolen Drive, 587-275-1000
With a clubhouse, colourful mural, playground area, disc golf course and a river that runs through it, the Lions Park is one of Fort McMurray’s most popular due to its centralized location and scenic backdrop.
The park’s name was adopted by Lions Clubs International, which first established in Fort McMurray on March 8, 1979. Today, the clubhouse remains home to the Fort McMurray Tarsands Lions Club. The Club’s mission is to give back and utilizes its philanthropic methods by giving back in the community.
In 2015, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo hosted a public call-out to Canadian-based artists to design and paint a mural under the Prairie Loop bridge, as part of the graffiti abatement project. Artists Daniel J. Kirk and Ivan Ostapenko won the bid and together created a mural to showcase subjects unique to the region; including its wildlife and northern lights.
And, if you’re up on with the trend of Fort McMurray’s favourite hide-and-seek game, you’ll find plenty of FortMac ‘Rocks’ around the park at 3 Tolen Drive. Also, when you take a short walk across the award-winning Hangingstone River Pedestrian Bridge, you’ll find yourself at the gateway to Heritage Village.