The McKenzie Lake Residents Association is a non-profit organization geared towards providing a wide array of recreational services, programs and facilities for our members and their guests. We serve 3,200 residences and over 11,000 members. In addition to the lake, members have access to tennis courts, basketball courts, a beach volleyball area, and a toboggan hill.
McKenzie Lake is a 43 acre lake combined with an 18 acre park for a total of 61 acres. The lake holds 200 million gallons of water fed by the City of Calgary. It is 28 feet at its deepest point with an average depth of 15 feet and has a marked shallow water swimming area with sandy beaches.
The Association also provides its members with access to equipment such as rowboats, canoes, kayaks, and pedal boats. To ensure a safe and fun environment, we provide life jackets at no charge for boating purposes. The lake is stocked with approximately 2000, 8-12 inch rainbow trout in May, June, and September of each year. No fishing license is necessary.
In the winter time the Association provides a variety of skating surfaces including illuminated hockey rinks, an ice skating pad with a fire pit, and a 2.5 kilometer skating path around the lake. Skating areas are machine groomed with our own zamboni.
The Beach Club facility is available for rent year round to members for a nominal fee. View the “Beach Club Rentals” tab for more information.
The activities of the Association are determined and governed by an elected Board of Directors comprising at least three (3) and no more than fifteen (15) members, that is, residents of the McKenzie Lake Residents Association.
Board Members are:
Tom Carey - President
Chad Smith – Vice President & G.M. Liaison
Joe Creaghan – Vice President & Treasurer
Angus Ainslie– Vice President & Secretary
The Board of Directors have hired a General Manager who has been assigned responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations of the Association including the operations at the lake facility:
Brad Buxton - General Manager
Mike Horder - Operations Manager
Donna Cuthbertson - Office Administrator