in the leafy Highlands neighbourhood, the Highlands Lawn Bowling Club welcomes
people of all ages and abilities from all over the city of Edmonton.
bowling has a long history in the Highlands. A photo from 1918 depicts a happy
group of lawn bowlers on William Magrath’s lawn on Ada Boulevard. Magrath was
co-owner of the Magrath-Holgate & Co. Ltd., the developer and builder of
the Highlands subdivision in the early 20th century. His mansion,
built in 1912, still stands. Magrath was an avid sportsman, with particular
interest in lawn bowling, curling and baseball.
1921, the bowling green and a baseball diamond were built in the park area at
62 St. and 113 Ave. In the 1950s a clubhouse was built with changing rooms for
skating and hockey, a member’s lounge and space for the lawn bowling club. The
Highlands Lawn Bowling Association was created in 1957.
Lawn Bowling Club received a certificate of incorporation under the Societies
Act on July 15, 1993, enabling the club to apply for grants for renovations.
The greens were renewed and refurbished in 2002.
2018, the club will celebrate 100 years of lawn bowling in Highlands.
club today has members from ten years old and up. Lawn bowling is truly a sport
for a lifetime. The club has an array of bowls for use by members. We have
coaching for new members and for members wanting to perfect their skills. The
club hosts special events and tournaments throughout the season which runs from
mid-May to late September.
of town bowlers are welcome to pop by for a game for $5.
is a great club full of friendly members. Come out and participate!