If you grew up in Red Deer during the mid 70's and early 80's you may recall the opening of Bower Ponds. The pavillion on the ponds the bridge, and fish. Yes fish. They stock bower ponds and as young kid growing up you may have rode your bike from southern subdivisions like Morrisroe and tried your hand at catching one.
A few years back the Red Deer river swelled over its banks and flooded many areas including Bower Ponds. Fortunately it didn't destroy the area and left ity pretty well intact. One of the benefits was fish from the river were now introduced to a new home and stranded in the ponds when the river level receded. You may catch a whopper of a fish.
the cronquist house is located at Bower Ponds and is available for rent for group functions and meetings. The area is also popular for Canada Day celebrations with music, dancing and more going on during Canada Day. On warm sunny summers days you will often find a bride and groom posing for photos as the picturesque nature of the area is a favourite for wedding photos.
Take some time out of your day, walk the paths, ride your bike or rent a paddle boat and enjoy Bower ponds. Should you find yourself there during the winter, don't worry you can go ice skating.
Posted by Patrick Galesloot
on May 6, 2011