Al Anderson Park

135 Hampton Circle

Located in the centre of Hampton Circle.

Al Anderson is Hampton Village’s largest park. Features include a Splash Park, Community Rink, Playground, Sliding Hill, Ball Diamond, Soccer Fields, and beautiful walking trails.

Park Namesake: A well-known figure in Saskatoon’s athletic scene, a young Al Anderson opened “Al Anderson’s Source for Sports” in Riversdale in 1957 where it still stands today. Through his life, Anderson has been involved in the community as a board member and volunteer for organizations like the Saskatoon Community Hockey Association, Participaction Saskatoon, and the Saskatchewan Association of Rehabilitation Centres. He was a founding member of the Kinsmen Elmwood Lodge and helped found the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, which works to champion the prevention of conditions such as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. Anderson was CTV’s Saskatoon Citizen of the Year for 2009 in recognition of his work in the community.

Anita Langford Park

130 Hampton Circle

Located West of Al Anderson Park.

Park Namesake: Originally from Moose Jaw, Anita Langford came to Saskatoon to attend university. She settled here permanently in 1973 in Holiday Park. Her political life began with the Holiday Park Community Association and its fight to preserve the Saskatoon Sanatorium in the late 1980s. In 1994, she was elected to City Council in Ward Two and served two terms before leaving politics in 2000. One of her lasting achievements on Council was to help get the much-needed 22nd Street and Circle Drive interchange built. She also fought against slum landlords and was a prominent voice against poverty and the exploitation of children in Saskatoon’s inner city neighbourhoods.

Draggins Car Club Park

1002 Hampton Circle

Located East of Al Anderson Park.

Features include a Ball Diamond and beautiful walking trails.

Park Namesake: The Draggins Car Club was formed in 1957 by a small group of Saskatoon automobile enthusiasts, with a mandate to promote their hobby as a “safe and credible sport” and to support motorsports generally. The club held ice drags on Hudson Bay Slough in the winter of 1958-1959, and on April 1, 1961, held its first car show. This has become an annual event, held every Easter weekend. It is also one of the longest-running car shows in Western Canada. April 2019 is the club’s 59th show. Funds raised from the Annual Rod and Custom Draggins Car Show support charitable causes such as the Saskatchewan Abilities Council’s Camp Easter Seal. Draggins Club members also staff Salvation Army kettles at Christmas and bring their cars to community events throughout the year.

C. Jack Mackenzie Park

1362 Richardson Road

Located between Richardson Road & Lehrer Crescent.

Features include beautiful walking trails.

Park Namesake: Chalmers “Jack” Mackenzie (1888-1984) studied civil engineering at Dalhousie and Harvard before coming to Saskatoon in 1910. Here he worked as a surveyor and building inspector before taking a teaching position at the University of Saskatchewan. He served in France during the First World War and in 1922 became the first Dean of the College of Engineering here, a post he held until 1945. MacKenzie served on Saskatoon’s City Council for one term, in 1929 -1930, before stepping down. He is best remembered for designing the Broadway Bridge, a Depression- era relief project. He also designed the “Ceepee” Bridge across the North Saskatchewan River at Borden. Mackenzie left Saskatoon in 1945 for Ottawa where he had a long, varied, and distinguished career, indicative of which is his appointment on July 6, 1967 as one of the first group of Companions of the newly-created Order of Canada. This is an honour reserved for those who have “demonstrated the highest degree of merit to Canada and humanity.”

Rik Steernberg Park

310 Hargreaves Green

Park Namesake: Born in Vancouver, Rik Steernberg graduated from the Electronic Engineering Technologist program at STI (now Sask Polytech) in Moose Jaw and came to Saskatoon in 1978. His political life began on the Parkridge Community Association executive and other local boards before being elected to City Council in Ward 3, serving from 1994- 2003, when he stepped down. In 1999, Steernberg sought the provincial NDP nomination for Saskatoon Fairview. He ran unsuccessfully as a Liberal candidate in the same riding in a 2003 provincial by-election and again in the general provincial election held later that year. He also ran unsuccessfully for City Council in the 2011 Ward Three by-election.

Rendall Park

1101 Korol Green

Park Namesake: Lisa Rendall (1965-2011) was an on-air personality at radio stations in Estevan, Regina, Toronto and Saskatoon. In Saskatoon she was the morning show co-host at C95. In 2000 she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. She took her diagnosis public. In the fall of same year the station held the first “C95 Radio Marathon for Breast Cancer Research.” This became an annual event which, as of 2018, has raised more than $4.6 million for the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency. In 2001, Rendall started the “Lisa Rendall Golf Classic” to raise money for cancer research. As a public speaker, Lisa worked to educate people about cancer and the importance of research. She was an inspiration to women suffering from breast cancer. Among her other awards and accolades, Rendall was named YWCA Woman of Distinction in 2006 and CTV Saskatoon Citizen of the Year in 2010.

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