The City of Airdrie is a beautiful, vibrant, family-oriented city just north of Calgary. Airdrie has numerous commercial shopping outlets, banking facilities, professional medical and wellness facilities, and fine dining and fast food restaurants. Although the city’s population is 49,560, it still gives off that small town feeling. With a pathway system that links 450 acres of park land and open space throughout Airdrie, and the longest amount of time to drive anywhere in the city being 10 minutes, the use of running shoes, roller blades or bicycles can still be used for transportation. Being home to more than 120 community organizations, there is something for everyone. Residents and visitors can visit the Nose Creek Valley Museum and learn the history behind the Nose Creek Valley area, as well as Airdrie’s roots in agriculture. After a look at our history, why not take in the arts. The Bert Church Theatre is a place for the entire family, with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra and Alberta Ballet being among the many performers. There are many recreation facilities in Airdrie including Genesis Place, a recreation centre with a swimming pool, indoor soccer fields, open gyms (used for anything one needs), an indoor track that surrounds work-out equipment, two ice surfaces, and much more. Some of the other recreational facilities in Airdrie include the Monklands Soccer Park, Chinook Winds Baseball Park. Residents and visitors have many parks to choose from for a family picnic, evening stroll, or to let the kids burn some energy. One of the parks in Airdrie is Nose Creek Park, which has an amphitheatre by the pond, a sheltered area with picnic tables and two separate playgrounds. The park hosts several yearly 14
events held by different community organizations. Chinook Winds Regional Park has a Skate Park, playground, ball diamonds and splash park. Airdrie’s parks, fields and recreational facilities are home to many sports for all ages such as swimming, gymnastics, hockey, football, figure skating, ringette, soccer, baseball, fastball and slow pitch. Other popular sports in Airdrie include basketball, BMX, lacrosse, curling, bowling, volleyball, badminton, tennis, martial arts and golf. In the winter, snow bank and boarded outdoor ice rinks in Airdrie are flooded by the City of Airdrie when the temperature cooperates. The ponds at Nose Creek Park and East Lake Park, as well as creeks in the Summerhill and Waterstone areas are also great places to go for a skate or have a community hockey game. Whether you’re looking for culture, recreation, entertainment, fine dining or shopping, Airdrie truly is a great place to be.
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