Muskoseepi Park runs through the heart of Grande Prairie, featuring over 1100 acres of parkland with six distinct areas offering their own special opportunities.
Muskoseepi is a Cree word meaning Bear Creek. Muskoseepi Park reveals the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of our region. Created by the Heritage Trust Fund, Muskoseepi Park opened to the public in 1986 in order to preserve the land and offer a variety of activities for the community members and tourists of Grande Prairie.
Walk through the wilderness setting of Bear Creek Valley, explore the past in the Grande Prairie Museum, enjoy a family picnic or just relax in this all-season park.
- Basketball Courts
- Ernie Radbourne Pavillion
- Fishing (Summer)
- Grande Prairie Museum & Heritage Village
- Hiking Trails - Natural and Paved (map available)
- Horseshoe Pitches
- Lawn Bowling Facility Rentals
- Miniature Golf (Mini Links)
- Outdoor Pool
- Room Rentals
- Skateboard Park
- Skating Pond (Winter)
- South Peace Regional Archives
- Spray Park
- Tennis Courts
- Thrill Hill 18 Hole Disc Golf Course
- Washroom Facilities
Fishing in the pond - The pond at Muskoseepi Park Pavilion is stocked with trout each May. Fishing is free. According to Alberta Fish & Wildlife regulations, anyone under the age of 16 or above the age of 65 can fish without a license. You are required to have a fishing license if you are between these ages. The maximum catch is three fish per day – catch and release are encouraged. No live bait, please.
Hiking trails - In-line skating, biking and running on the Park trail system. Trail maps here.
Picnic areas - are available throughout the Park on a first-come basis. Firepits are located in the picnic area just south of Centre 2000. Fire bylaws apply – check before burning. Please keep gas or propane barbecues in picnic areas.
Lawn Bowling - large outdoor facility, fully fenced. Amenities include an indoor kitchen, washroom facility and outdoor picnic area. Suitable for lawn bowling, bocce, and family/corporate gatherings and birthday parties. For more information or to book contact email@example.com or call 780-538-0451.
Sundays in the Park - various fun activities for the community to enjoy at Muskoseepi Park are available in August. All events are organized with local community groups, are free to attend and family friendly. Different activities include:
- Western Dance with Peace Country Western Dance on August 7 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. No pre-registration required.
- Yoga with Oranj Fitness on August 21 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. No pre-registration required.
- Soapstone Carving with the Centre for Creative Arts two classes on August 28, one starting at 1 p.m. and one starting at 2:30 p.m. Classes are one hour long. Pre-registration required, please visit cityofgp.com/programs to register.
Skating pond - Muskoseepi Park Skating Pond is open to the public at no cost. It is a hockey-free rink to ensure a safe environment for all park users. We do not rent skates. No hockey or hockey equipment is permitted on the pond at any time. Please check with Pavilion staff to ensure conditions are safe for skating and the pond is fully frozen.
Snowshoe rentals- We have children and adult-sized snowshoes for rent at Muskoseepi Park Pavilion. They can be used in the park or taken off-site. $4/pair per day; or $30/group (7+people). Group bookings must be made in advance. Contact Ernie Radbourne Pavilion to make a booking.
Sliding hills - Swanavon Thrill Hill (88 Avenue/102 Street) and west of the Pavilion at Borstad Hill. Please keep safety in mind!
Cross-country skiing - Trail information is available at the Pavilion. Muskoseepi Park does not rent skiing equipment.
Bear Creek Reservoir - This man-made lake has a boat launch for recreational use. Individuals can launch private canoes, kayaks and paddleboats from this area. The area also has picnic sites, trails and the Rotary campground. Please note there are no boats available for rent from the City.
Muskoseepi Park - centrally located featuring: the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion (10 000 sq. feet, interpretive displays and programs, concession, meeting room, washrooms, special events) Grande Prairie Museum, tennis courts, playground, spray deck, outdoor pool, lawn bowling, fishing pond (500 trout, fishing for under 16, over 65) skating in the winter, mini-golf, amphitheatre.
Bear Creek Corridor - links north and south, an assortment of paved and unpaved trails.
Trail system - 15 Km asphalt, 5 Km gravel, 7 Km wilderness.
South Bear Creek - aspen forest area, 9 ball diamonds, picnic area and shelter (with showers), concession, 4 beach volleyball nets, 9 hole pitch and put, 2 campgrounds, sani-dump, RC track.
Crystal Lake (1987) - Northeast corner - a refuge for migrating waterfowl, interpretive center, wildlife blinds, dock, washrooms.
The site of the heart of the park, the Centennial Park area, has been a gathering place for the region from before pioneer days. Indigenous peoples often gathered at "Moccasin Flats" on Bear Creek. As Grande Prairie's settlement grew, a small town developed on and around the site. In 1967 Centennial Park was created to commemorate Canada's 100th birthday. It quickly became a focal point for community activities and events. From the enthusiastic efforts of early citizens through to the contributions of many committee groups, the Urban Park Program was one more step to ensuring Grande Prairie residents have easy access to significant areas of open space and developed leisure and recreation opportunities.
The concept for Muskoseepi Park was created in 1980 when the Provincial Government of Alberta announced that funding for the development of urban parks in Grande Prairie and several other communities was available through the Heritage Trust Fund. A steering committee was formed and the citizens of Grande Prairie were given opportunities for planning input. Muskoseepi Park was officially opened on July 6, 1986.
City parks and green spaces are available to book for events.
Applying for an Outdoor Site and Park Use Permit will ensure the park is mowed, litter is picked up and extra garbage cans are put out, as needed.
FEES AND CHARGES
Non-Profit organizations: FREE
Per Day: $35.00
Per Week: $50.00
Per Month: $150.00
For fee information for the Montrose Cultural Centre Green Space, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780-357-4987.
HOW TO BOOK
Fill out an Outdoor Site and Park Use Permit request form.
Submit completed applications to email@example.com or call 780-538-0451 for more information.