This first round matchup is a classic pairing of new vs old. Legacy Park is the newest of all parks in this tournament but packs a powerful punch as the #1 seed in the north. Only open since 2018, the park is not one of the dynasties in the parks system. However, this expansion franchise comes to the tournament loaded with unique talent such as the Challenge Course, dedicated pickleball and tennis courts, several kilometres of pathways, playground, and ornamental garden. There's also a few heavyweights in the minor leagues that plan to make their appearance in this tournament, such as the spray park, pavilion, picnic shelter, and discovery playground. The park has experienced some growing pains in its early years so it could be primed for an upset from Adams Park. In existence since 1923, Adams brings its own unique style to this matchup with the City's only Viking-themed playground, Logan Boulet Arena and much beloved summer flower gardens. Can this long-standing city park make an early centennial celebration by taking down the up and comer in the first round? You decide!
One of the few river valley parks in this year's tournament, Peenaquim Park plans to make a run at representing the north as parks champion. The park is situated along the Oldman River, just west of Legacy Ridge subdivision, and contains community favorites such as the off-leash dog area, disc golf course, and Softball Valley, as well as being home to the Fish & Game Shooting Range. Their opponent, Royal View Cemetery, has plans of their own for an extended playoff run as the lone cemetery representative in this tournament. Though not containing traditional play elements, Royal View provides a peaceful retreat at the City's north end with serene walking paths and a growing urban forest. Additionally, this location boasts the City's only green burial plots and visitors to this site have been known to never leave once they arrive!