Assiniboine Park is at jct. Park Blvd. and Corydon Ave.; it also may be accessed from Portage Ave. via a footbridge over the Assiniboine River. The 153-hectare (378-acre) park has an English garden, a sculpture garden, a duck pond, a miniature steam train, a children's playground, a small art gallery (the Pavilion Gallery Museum), a zoo and an outdoor theater where concerts are held in summer. Large grassy areas and walking and biking paths provide recreational opportunities; tobogganing, cross-country skiing and ice-skating are available in the winter. Winnipeg's only cricket tournaments are played in the park.
Assiniboine Forest, south of the park off Grant Avenue, is one of the largest urban nature parks in Canada. The 283-hectare (700-acre) forest of aspen and oak is home to more than 39 species of mammals, including deer and foxes, and more than 80 species of birds. The 1-kilometre (.6-mi.) Saginay Trail leads hikers to Eve Werier Pond, where a variety of waterfowl can be seen.
Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.