Telford Lake is a popular recreational area adjacent to the William F. Lede Park and connected to the Multiway Trail System. Visitors and residents alike can enjoy boating and bird watching. The lake hosts dragon boat competitions in summer and Leduc Motorsports Club and Alberta Endurance Ice Racing Association events during the winter.
The Leduc Boat Club is located on the lakes south side, offering a variety of paddling programs and races. The club is the operating arm of the Telford Lake Alberta Training Centre Society, which aims to develop and promote Telford Lake recreational opportunities.
Telford Lake is named after Robert Taylor Telford, who first settled by the lake in 1889 and is the founder of what became the City of Leduc. Telford was Leduc's first postmaster, first general merchant and first justice of the peace. He also later became Leduc's first member of the Legislative Assembly, and he served as Mayor from 1915-16.