Residents and visitors alike often take advantage of Creston’s many parks, suitable for a quick game of catch with the kids, a peaceful place to read or even enjoy a romantic picnic.
(300 block of 16th Avenue South).
The park, created by volunteers, opened in the summer of 2004. It features walkways, one-of-a-kind wooden benches and an amphitheatre, which is often used for musical productions in the summer.One of the park’s most striking features is the Japanese garden, which was developed thanks to a donation from Creston’s Japanese sister city, Kaminoho. Millennium Park can be rented for weddings or special functions on the grounds or in the amphitheatre; contact the Town of Creston for details. Nearby, accessed from the 1400 block of Cook Street, is an off- leash dog park, as well as a network of trails leading to outdoor gym equipment.
(Birch Street,entrance at Ninth Avenue South).
This well-shaded park is popular with families, for obvious reasons: it has a playground, picnic sites, a gazebo, a baseball diamond, a water fountain and washrooms. An exciting feature is the Creston Rotary Splash Playground — a joint project between the two local Rotary clubs — which provides an excellent way for the kids to cool off while Mom and Dad kick back and relax. In 2016 Rotary volunteers constructed a new change room and washrooms, as well as a beautiful gazebo to provide shade and seating in the heat of a summer’s day.
(312 19th Avenue North)
This is the site of the Creston and District Community Complex. The park has a new indoor swimming pool, a playground, two baseball diamonds, the Alex Nilsson Field for soccer, horseshoe pits, a skateboarding park, basketball hoops, volleyball nets, curling and ice rinks (in season).
(Elm Street and 25th Avenue South).
This park has a playground, picnic tables and washrooms.
(Regina Street and 14th Avenue North).
Walking trails are a major feature of this park.
(16th Street and Huscroft Road)
This rural park has a covered outdoor dining area, rental kitchen facilities, a basketball hoop, a playground and a baseball diamond.
(48th Street and Samuelson Road)
The park features 30 picnic sites, camping, a baseball diamond, a horse arena, a horse racing track, horseshoe pits, a playground, a pavilion, a rental kitchen and pay showers.
Canada’s Smallest Park
(Canyon Street Walkthrough).
This one is home to miniature shrubs and small plants — definitely something to write home about!