Red Deer’s picturesque ponds will be open for boat rentals this weekend.
The Bower Ponds facilities, which include the pavilion and concession at 5751 Kerry Wood Drive, overlooking the Red Deer River, reopened for public use today.
The facilities will be open weekdays from 4:30 to 9 p.m. and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from today to June 30.
From July 1 to Aug. 31, hours of operation change to 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
From Sept. 1 until Sept. 30, it will be open 4:30 to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on weekends.
Boat rental services close one hour prior to dusk and during poor weather conditions. For more information and rental rates for paddle boats, kayaks and canoes, call 403-318-6298.
Facility space at Bower Ponds Pavilion and the stage can also be booked for small gatherings or special events by contacting 403-309-8411.
People are also reminded not to feed the waterfowl at Bower Ponds as they may be aggressive during spring when they are protecting their nests.
For more information, contact the Bower Ponds information line at 403-347-9777.