Sage Creek is home to a myriad of trails, parks and playgrounds, providing places to play, exercise or take in the sights and sounds of the community. Residents are connected to these spaces through a network of walking and cycling trails, carefully integrated within the natural landscape.
More than 9 km of trails inspire those who live here to create a more active lifestyle. Trails are constructed from crushed limestone to increase shock absorption, while allowing for easier year-round maintenance. They are also more pet-friendly than traditional asphalt or concrete as they remain cooler in the hot sun.
Trails wind through and off the Hydro Corridor – a huge swath of land that incorporates a tremendous amount of green space into the centre of the community.
Sage Creek trails are directly connected to Winnipeg’s other trail systems including Bishop Grandin Greenway and Lagimodière Active Transportation pathways, making active transportation a viable option for those who prefer to get to work by bicycle or by foot.
Parc Ron Duhamel Park is a central gathering place for outdoor activity, sport, and events in Sage Creek. The park features a basketball court, baseball diamond, winter toboggan slide and – thanks to the Sage Creek Residents’ Association’s fundraising and volunteer efforts – a large community playground.
Parc Ron Duhamel Park is the chosen venue for many events throughout the year including the Sage Creek Residents’ Association Canada Day Celebration and Movie Night in the Park.
Families often walk, bike or run to one of many mini playgrounds situated around the community along the trail system. Each playground has its own unique design, incorporating jungle gyms, swings or other play structures for the kids as well as exercise equipment designed specifically for teens and adults.
Fun on foot for kids and adults alike, walkers can follow the natural mulch path and see where it takes them! A range of activities are built into this innovative trail including log to log lunges, stepping stones and a willow tunnel.
The Nature Trail is fun and also functional, serving as a storm water retention basin for this area of the community. When there is heavy rain or potential flooding, the basin holds the water while it is slowly released into the land drainage system. This helps keep water away from homes, lightens the load on sewers, and filters out sediment and chemicals.