Mary Reimer Park
At 650 acres, Mary Reimer Park is Hinton’s premier outdoor recreation area. The park is located in Hinton’s Valley District and includes rodeo grounds, ball diamonds, soccer fields, a playground, trails, and an off-leash dog park.
Who was Mary Reimer?
In 1925, Mary Reimer (Thorsen) moved to Hinton with her family to manage the Milner’s Ranch located in the area. After her mother passed away in 1927, Mary moved to Jasper to live with the Milner family, ultimately inheriting their Hinton ranch in 1950.
Soon afterward, Mary married Abe Reimer in 1952, and together they managed a herd of black Angus cattle. Mary was also the first teacher at the Drinnan School and then taught at the Hinton School later in her career. Upon her passing on August 20, 1986 at the age of 76, her brother Art Thorsen inherited the ranch.
Art Thorsen donated 61 acres to the Town for park development that would become the nucleus for what was formerly called the Mary Reimer Memorial Park. Construction began in 1996 and was formally opened on June 27, 1999. The park was expanded in 2002 to 650 acres when adjacent lands in Yellowhead County were added. The park was renamed Mary Reimer Regional Park to commemorate this partnership. The park currently hosts an annual rodeo, baseball and soccer tournaments, and is a great space for everyone to enjoy.