Outdoor Spaces

Downtown

  • Black Street Park – Seventh Avenue and Black Street
  • Shipyard Park – Olgilvie Street
  • Canada Games Centre – Hamilton Blvd
  • Jim Light Park – Third Avenue and Rogers Street
  • Rotary Park – Second Avenue and Robert Service Way

Riverdale

  • Liard Road Tot Lot – Liard Road
  • Tagish and Tatchun (Alsek Park) – between Tatchun Road and Tagish Road off Alsek Road
  • Morely and Peel Park – Morley Road and Peel Road
  • Alsek and Blanchard Park – Alsek Road across from Blanchard Road

Takhini

  • Normandy Park – Normandy Road and Falaise Road
  • Ortona Park (Takhini North Playground) – Ortona Road and Antwerp Street
  • Dieppe Playground – Dieppe Drive past Vimy Place

Whistle Bend

  • Aksala Park – Aksala Drive
  • Caprice Park – Caprice Court
  • Pond Park – Casca Boulevard
  • Godard Park – Godard Way

Porter Creek

  • Pine Street Playground – Pine Street across from Walnut Crescent
  • Fourteenth and Elm Playground – Fourteenth Avenue and Elm Street
  • Tamarack Park – Tamarack Drove off Hickory Street
  • Hickory/Wann Park (Grey Mountain Lions Club Hickory Street Park) – Hickory Street and Wann Road
  • Stan McCowan Park – Sycamore Street off Wann Road

Crestview

  • Crestview Park – Rainbow Road east of Klukshu Avenue

Klondike Hwy

  • Hidden Valley Park – Mossberry Road off Couch Road

Valleyview

  • Valleyview Park – Alleyway behind Valleyview Drive

Arkell

  • Heron Drive Park (Arkell Park) – Sandpiper Drive and Heron Drive

Logan

  • Logan Park – Finch Crescent past Magpie Road

Granger

  • Granger Park – Thompson Road past Wilson Drive

Copper Ridge

  • Grizzly Park – Grizzly Circle
  • Copper Ridge Tot Lot – Stope Way
  • Copper Ridge Playground – North Star Drive
  • Lazulite Park – Lazulite Drive

Hillcrest

  • Hillcrest Park – Park Lane off Hillcrest Drive

Alaska Hwy

  • Canyon Crescent Park – Canyon Crescent before Miles Canyon (Canyon Crescent)
  • Pineridge Park – Harvey Road off Hanson Drive (Pineridge)
  • Wolf Creek Park – Dawson Road past Harbottle Road (Wolf Creek)
  • Mary Lake Park – Fireweed Drive past Aster Place (Mary Lake)
  • Salmon Trail Park – Salmon Trail (Cowley Creek)
  • Dolly Varden Park – Dolly Varden Drive off Salmon Trail (Cowley Creek)
  • Spruce Hill Park – Engelmann Drive (Spruce Hill)
  • Whitehorse Copper Park – Talus Drive and Esker Drive (Whitehorse Copper)

In partnership with neighbourhood residents, Parks installs and maintains approximately 30 outdoor skating rinks throughout the city.

Every fall, neighbourhood representatives submit applications to have the rink in their area activated for the upcoming winter. These representatives are always looking for volunteers to help clear the snow to make the rinks ready for flooding by our department.

If you would like to contribute to active living in your neighbourhood, please contact Parks, and we can direct you to your neighbourhood representative.

Would you like to have an outdoor skating rink in your neighbourhood?

Identify a suitable location

The site must be owned or leased by the City of Whitehorse. If the skating rink is new, ensure the area is level, accessible to a water truck and safe for children.

Commitment

Obtain a commitment from other people in your neighbourhood who are willing to help prepare, and maintain the outdoor rink throughout the season. Identify a rink contact person for the application; this person is responsible for coordinating snow clearing of the rink as per the weekly flooding schedule.

Funding

Funding may be available to construct or upgrade your community rink. The City offers financial assistance through Recreation Grants to encourage volunteer community groups, and organizations to further improve and develop recreation opportunities for Whitehorse citizens.

Current skating rink locations

DOWNTOWN LOCATION FLOOD
DAY
READY
22/23
Shipyards Park Skating Loop Second Avenue and Ogilvie Street Monday / Thursday Yes
Cook Street Park Cook Street west end of Cook Street by escarpment Monday Yes
Whitehorse Elementary School 4th Avenue and Black Street Tuesday No
Taylor Street Rink Tuesday No
RIVERDALE LOCATION FLOOD
DAY
READY
22/23
Morley / Peel Park Morley Road at the intersection of Peel Road Wednesday Yes
Nisutlin Rink Nisultin Drive across from Alsek Road Wednesday Yes
Gadzoosdaa Rink Beside the F.H. Collins student’s residence Wednesday No
Stewart Rink Off Stewart Road Wednesday Yes
Liard Park Off Liard Road Wednesday Yes
Alsek Park Alsek Road between Tagish and Tatchun Roads Wednesday Yes
TAKHINI LOCATION FLOOD
DAY
READY
22/23
Takhini North Tuesday Yes
PORTER CREEK
AND CRESTVIEW
LOCATION FLOOD
DAY
READY
22/23
Hickory / Wann Park Hickory Street at the intersection of Wann Road Monday Yes
Tamarack Street Park Tamarack Drive off Hickory Street Monday Yes
Pine Street Park Pine Street across from Walnut Crescent Monday Yes
Stan McCowan Rink Off Sycamore Street across from Oak Street Monday Yes
Crestview Park Rainbow Road east of Klukshu Avenue Monday Yes
GRANGER, COPPER RIDGE,
LOGAN AND ARKELL
LOCATION FLOOD
DAY
READY
22/23
Granger Park Thompson Road just past Wilson Drive Tuesday Yes
Lazulite Park On Lazulite Drive Tuesday Yes
Winze Park On Winze Lane Tuesday Yes
Kwanlin Dün Rink On Murphy Road Tuesday Yes
VALLEYVIEW AND
HILLCREST
LOCATION FLOOD
DAY
READY
22/23
Valleyview Park Alleyway behind Valleyview Drive Wednesday Yes
Hillcrest Park Park Lane off Hillcrest Drive Tuesday Yes
WHISTLE BEND LOCATION FLOOD
DAY
READY
22/23
Aksala Aksala Drive Wednesday No
ALASKA HIGHWAY
SOUTH
LOCATION FLOOD
DAY
READY
22/23
Gilles Lapres Memorial Park
(Mary Lake)
Fireweed Drive left past Aster Place Thursday Yes
Wolf Creek Park Dawson Road past Harbottle Road Thursday Yes
Pineridge Park On Harvey Road south of Nanson Drive Thursday Yes
Spruce Hill Rink Intersection of Engelmann Drive
and Sitka Crescent
Thursday Yes
Salmon Trail Park On Salmon Trail Thursday No
Dolly Varden Park On Dolly Varden Drive Thursday Yes
Canyon Crescent Park On Canyon Crescent Wednesday No
Whitehorse Copper Park Intersection of Esker Drive and Talus Drive Thursday Yes
ALASKA HIGHWAY
NORTH
LOCATION FLOOD
DAY
READY
22/23
Hidden Valley Park Mossberry Lane off Couch Road Monday No
Raven’s Ridge On War Eagle Way Thursday Yes

Parents – parks and playgrounds are not just for kids!

Come for a workout at one of our new outdoor fitness stations. You can find them at the following locations:

  • At the corner of Nisutlin Drive and Selkirk Street
  • Next to the playground at Rotary Peace Park
  • At the bottom of the Black Street Stairs
  • In the playground at Jim Light Park
  • Next to the playground at Copper Ridge Park

Each fitness station includes a mix of equipment that allows users to target each of the major muscle groups and provide exercises for cardiovascular, strength and flexibility training. Signs explain how to use the equipment properly and safely.

Operating hours are sunup to sundown during the summer.

Located in the Mount McIntyre Recreation area, the park is the ideal environment for both learning and progressing skills on two wheels. Tabletop jumps, skinnies, teeter totters, wall rides and drops…this park has enough thrills to keep all ages and abilities challenged! Dirt n’ Soul is co-managed by Contagious Mountain Bike Club and the City of Whitehorse. A big thanks to both Contagious and the Whitehorse Cross Country Ski Club for bringing a world-class biking resource to our community. Designed and built by pro-rider Jay Hoots with assistance from hard-working volunteers and the City of Whitehorse Trail Crew. Helmets are mandatory.

The Robert Service Campground is currently closed for construction. We look forward to welcoming everyone to our new and improved facilities!