The Great Chief Park is a recreation facility park located in the southwest sector of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada. The Great Chief Park is part of the larger park and trail network in Red Deer called Waskasoo Park.
Great Chief Park was named after Chief Maskepetton who was a Cree leader of the 1800s. He was first a warrior and then a peacemaker. He was best known for his efforts of promoting peace among the First Nation tribes of the Central Alberta region in particular the Blackfoot Tribe..
The Great Chief Park in Red Deer, Alberta was established in 1964 in honor of Chief Maskepetton. To the north of the Great Chief Park is the Bower Ponds Park and to the south is the Kiwanis Park.
All three parks are connected by the 9 kilometre Waskasoo Park North Bank Trail which follows the Red Deer River from Heritage Ranch to the Discovery Canyon.
The Great Chief Park offers many recreational services and facilities for activities including baseball, fastball, soccer, football, canoeing, cycling, jogging and xc skiing. The park hosts sporting events on a regular basis.
There is also a nearby boat launch for accessing the Red Deer River in the summer for boating and fishing and for snowmobiles during the winter.