Situated in the leafy Highlands neighbourhood, the Highlands Lawn Bowling Club welcomes people of all ages and abilities from all over the city of Edmonton.
Lawn 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.
In 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.
The 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.
In 2018, the club celebrated 100 years of lawn bowling in Highlands.
The 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.
Out of town bowlers are welcome to pop by for a game for $5.
Highlands is a great club full of friendly members. Come out and participate.