- May long weekend - September long weekend (possibly until September 30, weather permitting)
- Park Entry:
- $8.00 per day.
- Payment Information:
- Cash, Cheque, Interac, Visa & MasterCard accepted.
- 51.48489 -107.06715
Framed by the picturesque traffic bridge on the south and the Sky Trail walking bridge (CURRENTLY CLOSED) on the north, the panoramic view of the South Saskatchewan River is the setting for the Outlook & District Regional Park. Located adjacent to the Town of Outlook, this 100 acre park is able to satisfy the recreational needs of the entire family. The natural beauty of the park, the spacious campsites and the mature golf course make this park a popular spot for family reunions, a weekend getaway or an extended stay. Visit our website to see what the park and town have to offer.
The Town of Outlook has a variety of shopping experiences, worship services, banking, repair services, motels, variety of restaurants, gas stations, medical services, and hospital. There is a laundromat close to the park as well as a rental store. A Farmer's Market is held downtown every Friday and a market garden is open Tuesday to Saturday. The RecPlex offers a skating arena, four sheet curling rink, bowling alley, as well as ball diamonds. You can also be entertained at the library, movie theater, or the Kinsmen Park with a supervised playground program during July and August. Town maps are available at the park entry booth.
Park / Area History
The park was established in 1922 with the swimming pool(closed) being built as the second swimming pool(closed) in Saskatchewan. The area had been a recreational site since World War I. The natural terrain of the park along the east bank of the South Saskatchewan River includes some of the oldest stands of elm trees, confirmed by the Canadian Forestry Service to be over 150 years old. The 100 acre site became a regional park in 1961. Campsites and a large picnic area are situated around the elm trees. In 1971 a nine hole golf course was constructed along the scenic east bank of the South Saskatchewan River. In 1984, 26 new electrical campsites were added with a modern washroom and shower facility.
Thirteen new campsites and a group camping area were finished in 2000. In 2009, 19 new sites with power and water were created. In 2011 there were 13 new campsites added to the park. In the fall of 2003, the old CPR train bridge was converted to a walking bridge, SkyTrail (currently closed), with the help of the local volunteers and the 33rd Field Military Engineer Squadron of Calgary. Unfortunately the SkyTrail is closed due to structural reasons. It is unknown when the SkyTrail will be repaired.
Barrier Free Access
Campsites: Level grass/gravel. Wheelchair accessible washrooms and showers are available.