Parks & Open Spaces
Cochrane proudly maintains approximately 9% of its land as parks and open spaces. Residents and visitors enjoy nearly three dozen parks (many with playgrounds), summer fishing in trout ponds, outdoor skating in winter, and over 60 kilometers of pathways all year round. New in 2018 a 9 hole disc golf course has been completed and is located in River Front Park. Parks and Open Spaces also maintains three cemeteries, many sports fields and dog off-leash areas.
Parks Maintenance Standards Update
Details and classification map coming soon. Please check back.
New Off-leash Dog Parks
UPDATE - Effective July 13
The two new dog parks in West Valley are now open. These are fully enclosed. All dogs are invited to use the park located west of Hwy 22 between Quigley Drive and West Rock Rd. The puppy and small dog only area is located south of West Rock Rd along Hwy 22.
No gardening or other activity allowed on Town land
Cochrane takes pride in its parks, pathways and open spaces. No gardening or other activity is allowed on Town land unless authorized. This helps Town staff preserve the natural beauty, native elements and overall integrity of these areas. Property owners who appear to be gardening or otherwise encroaching on a Town park, pathway or open space will be required to remedy the situation at their own expense.
Not sure if you’re encroaching? If it’s outside your fence, it’s Town land.
Encroachment activities include (but are not limited to):
- Planting/garden add-ons of any sort
- Mowing/spraying/fertilizing grass
- Dumping of organic & inorganic material
- Erecting fences/rock walls etc.
- Storage of vehicles/equipment
- Placement of composters/sheds/bird houses