Whether you’re in the mood for a bike ride, a walk with your dog, or you want to have fun with the kids at the playground, Kin Kanyon is the best place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of Red Deer. You can walk through the seemingly never-ending trails and have a blast experiencing the natural beauty of the area regardless of what season is (that being said, we love the Kanyon the most during the summer season.) To celebrate our favourite time of the year, we thought we’d take a moment to acknowledge one of our favourite parks in the city and look back at some of the projects we've helped fund.
The Kinsmen began contributing to Kin Kanyon in 1959. Throughout the years, the park has added open pit barbecues, picnic tables, sitting benches and even a spray fountain/wading pool that's become essential during those hot summer days! Part of the much larger Waskasoo Park, it's paved roadways are perfect for strollers and wheelchairs; this means we can all appreciate the beauty of the park.
Of course, there’s one thing that we’ll always miss from this great place. At 26 feet tall—it sure looked a lot taller when we were younger—the Kin Rocket was one of the best attractions of Kin Kanyon. Built in 1967 by the Kinsmen, this nostalgic spot still brings back memories from many Red Deer citizens. While it might not be around anymore, the rocket acts as as a reminder of some of the funnest times we've had as kids.