Kiwanis Park is a memorial park located on the west bank of the South Saskatchewan River in the Meewasin Valley in the community of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada.
Kiwanis Park is part of the Meewasin Valley park and trail system. The Meewasin Valley Trail measures 60+ kilometres and connects to many picnic day use sites, activity destinations, lookouts and riverfront parks including Kiwanis Park.
The downtown park was first established in 1946. It is located between the Broadway Bridge and the University Bridge on the banks of South Saskatchewan River. It is easily accessed from downtown shops and stores.
Kiwanis Park is a memorial park created to honor and remember the many historical events of the world and of Saskatchewan. There are monuments, pavilions, fountains, statues and information billboards detailing historical events.
The exhibits in the park tell stories of history. There is a statue of Gabriel Dumont, who was a general for the Louis Riel Metis forces during the 1885 Northwest Rebellion.
There is a Thompson Belvedere Memorial which honours a local Kiwanis member who was a Royal Canadian Air Force Commander named R.W. (Bobby) Thompson.
There is a Spirit of Youth sculpture which was erected during the 1989 Canada Summer Games and a Century 100 Capsule which was built in 1982 to honor the 100th birthday of Saskatoon (1882). The capsule is scheduled to be opened in 2032.
There is a Memorial Fountain of Youth which was created to remember those who died in WW2 (1939 to 1945) and there is a Vimy Memorial Band Shell which was created to remember the Battle of Vimy Ridge during WW1 (1914-1918).
Along the trail are sitting benches and Information billboards. The signs detail the history of the South African War known as the Boer War (1899-1902) and the Korean War (1950-1953).
From Kiwanis Park there are easy access views of the Bessborough Hotel and some historic churches. The hotel is a historical building of Saskatoon which was built in 1932.
A short paved pathway in the park connects all the outdoor exhibits. The Meewasin Valley Trail connects to the park so there are people hiking, jogging, roller blading and biking nearby.
Explore the Meewanis Valley Trail north from Kiwanis Park and connect with Kinsmen Park or explore south and connect with Friendship Park.