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Public Parking - Centre in the Park

Changes to public parking

Changes to public parking in Centre in the Park are effective March 2, 2015.

New! Take advantage of the first two-hours “free” parking in the underground Community Centre parkade.

Centre in the Park is a sustainable urban design development in Sherwood Park, Alberta. Facilities within this community hub include:

  • Community Centre and County Hall
  • Strathcona County Library
  • Festival Place
  • Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre
  • Kinsmen Leisure Centre

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Parking has changed

Why the need to change parking in Centre in the Park?
Two exciting projects will soon be underway — a residential development and a mixed-use residential/commercial development. The sale of these lots means the parking lot north of the Art Gallery will no longer be available, effective March 2, 2015.

Public parking options
Public parking in Centre in the Park will be managed through an integrated parking approach. There are approximately 1,400 public parking stalls in Centre in the Park on Strathcona County property. This includes outdoor parking lots, street parking and the Community Centre Parkade. Schools, residences and businesses in the area also have parking for their needs.

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Public Parking map

Print-friendly Centre in the Park - Public Parking map (611.8 KB)

Legend: 

  • P Parking
  • Wheelchair Handicap parking spots
  • Bus Transit stop

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Community Centre Parkade

The Community Centre Parkade offers heated, underground public parking.

Pay by Plate machine - First two hours parking will be no charge in the parkade.

To take advantage of the two-hour, no-charge public parking (and to avoid a parking ticket), once you’ve parked your vehicle in the parkade, you must register your licence plate number at the Pay by Plate machine, even if you are parking for two hours or less.

If you plan to stay for more than two hours, you must purchase the additional parking time at the paid parking rates that apply.

How to use Pay by Plate

  1. Know your vehicle’s licence plate number
  2. Go to Pay by Plate machine
  3. Enter licence plate
  4. Follow machine instruction prompts
    • First two hours will indicate no charge - $0.00 amount
    • Pay by credit card OR exact bills/coins
  5. Take receipt (no need to place display on your dashboard)
  6. You can also go back to the Pay by Plate if you need to purchase more time.

Parkade times and rates
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
NEW! First two hours – no charge
Additional time – $2 per hour
(Parking Level P1 only during these times)

After 5 p.m. on weekdays, and all day weekends and holidays
NEW! First two hours – no charge
Any additional time – $2 flat fee
(Parking Level P1 and P2)

Parkade hours of operation
Monday-Friday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Handicap parking — available in the parkade on Level P1 and P2. No charge to drive down to P1 to the elevators to drop off or pick up a person with disabilities.

Why only two-hour no-charge parking?
Parking time limits = greater turnover of parking spaces = better parking availability overall

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Street Parking

Festival Lane, Festival Avenue
• No charge, 2-hour time limit
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday
• No charge, no time limit after 5 p.m. on weekdays,
and all day weekends and holidays

Festival Way
• No charge, no time limit

Library Book Drop — Parking on Festival Lane
• No charge, 5-minute maximum, all times

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Outdoor Surface Parking Lots

Lot A – Festival Place
• No charge, no time limit

Lot B – Kinsmen Leisure Centre
• No charge, no time limit

Lot C – Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre
• No charge, no time limit

Lot D – County Hall
• No charge, 30-minute maximum, all times
• Education Station customer parking

Temporary parking lot, north of Library
(Lot designated for future development.)

• No charge, 2-hour time limit
7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday
• No charge, no time limit after 5 p.m. on weekdays, and all day weekends and holidays

Note: Parking rates and time limits are reviewed annually.

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Parking enforcement in effect

Bylaw 13-2011

Parking violations will be issued to the registered vehicle owner for failure to comply with parking time limits and/or fees as posted. During events, parking restrictions or changes may apply.

An alternative to parking…

Strathcona County Transit offers service to Centre in the Park, including direct and convenient travel to the Community Centre and Sherwood Park Mall from the new Bethel Transit Terminal. For route maps and schedules, visit www.strathcona.ca/transit.

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Further information

Public Parking - Frequently Asked Questions

Email: CITPparking@strathcona.ca
Phone: 780-464-8403

Last updated: Friday, February 27, 2015
Page ID: 37683