Parks Recreation & Culture
Situated in downtown Moose Jaw is the Jewel of the Prairies, Crescent Park. It is just one block east of Main St N, between Athabasca St E and Fairford St E and encompasses over six blocks of land, or 28 acres. The park has a rich history and offers a variety of recreational opportunities throughout the year.
Amphitheatre and Crescent Park Bookings
The amphitheatre, located south of the intersection of Athabasca St E and 2 nd Ave NE, is used for a variety of outdoor concerts and events throughout the warmer months. The amphitheatre, fountain, waterfall and other areas of Crescent Park may be booked by contacting the Parks and Recreation Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or (306) 694-4430.
Arts and Culture
Crescent Park is home to the Moose Jaw Public Library and the Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery. Both are located just south of the intersection of Athabasca St E and 1st Ave NE and provide a variety of programming for all ages. The original library was built in 1912 and features rich architectural details such as the marble clad foyer and stained-glass dome. The art gallery was built as an attachment to the library in 1966 and expanded in 1992. The Moose Jaw Museum and Art Gallery features a heritage gallery, visual art gallery, and a collection of outdoor tree stump sculptures. Crescent Park is also home to sculptures, murals and monuments celebrating events in Moose Jaw and Canada’s history.
The amphitheatre is popular for concerts and other events throughout the summer months. It also features a mural depicting Moose Jaw’s history. A dance floor was installed in front of the amphitheatre in 2019.
The Phyllis Dewar Outdoor Pool is located along Fairford St E. Built in 1966, the Olympic-sized pool is named for local swimming star Phyllis Dewar. She trained in Moose Jaw and went on to win the women’s national competition and four gold medals at the British Commonwealth Games in 1934. The pool uses the historic Natatorium building, which opened in 1932. Information on the outdoor pool can be found on our swimming page.
Tennis courts and a lawn bowling green are located on the east side of Crescent Park. The tennis courts were built in the 1910’s and are still in their original location. The lawn bowling club was formed in 1918 and moved to its current location in Crescent Park in 1953.
Crescent Park also features wide trails for walking or running, a spray park, playground, and open spaces for getting active or just enjoying the sunshine.