Historic House Makes Humpy Hollow Park Home

Historic House Makes Humpy Hollow Park Home

Humpy Hollow Park was a largely unknown fenced park located at 17 Avenue S.E. and Centre Street, next to the Catholic Pastoral Centre. That is until it became home to McHugh House, the city of Calgary’s sixth oldest residential property.

In early 2014, the Catholic Diocese decided that it wanted the former home of prominent Calgary pioneer and rancher, John Joseph McHugh, moved off of their 18 Avenue property so they could begin redevelopment. Calgary city council voted to save the 19th century home by moving to Humpy Hollow Park.

Built in 1896, the home is an example of Queen Anne Revival-style architecture. The City plans to restore the home and explore new uses for it.

Humpy Hollow Park is two hectares featuring grassy area, picnic tables, benches, and a tot lot. Parking is available for two-hour periods.

Humpy Hollow is a small fenced park beside the Catholic Pastoral Centre and is now home to the historic McHugh House.

Humpy Hollow Park

17 Ave SE (at Centre St)

5 am – 11 pm