We’ve switched to biennial data gathering for the city profiles — The data available here was collected in early 2022 and originally published in last year’s Canadian City Parks Report.
City Profile
Population: 98,406
  • Lethbridge has the most hectares of parkland relative to population with 30.1 hectares per thousand people.
  • Lethbridge is above average for percentage of parkland that is natural area at 69%.
  • Lethbridge is one of 57% of cities that has a seniors strategy that includes parks.
  • The city is developing an Indigenous Placemaking Strategy and undergoing a public space audit to review the city’s public realm through the lenses of truth, reconciliation and inclusion. The strategy is being informed by engagement with Blackfoot and other Indigenous communities in Lethbridge, and will consider the renaming, reframing and placemaking of the city’s public spaces.
  • The Lethbridge Parks & Pathways app is a GPS-enabled phone app that assists users in exploring the extensive river valley or searching for park amenities and recreation opportunities. The app is available for Apple and Android devices.
  • The city is partnering with the University of Lethbridge to naturalize three test plots with native grasses that support pollinator species and require less maintenance. The program, which supports the city’s goal of naturalizing 100 hectares of parkland, will test two different seed blends and determine the best strategies for future park naturalization work.
of total city land is parkland

12,700 ha of total city area

10% of land available for development
Parkland provision goal (distance to park / ha per 1000 people)
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Thirty-five cities participated in this year's report and we hope more will join us next year.
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