Free recreation opportunities

Sculpture at Broadmoor Lake against darkening sky sunset.

Please note: many of the opportunities listed in the calendar below require pre-registration to participate. Click on the event link for more information.

Scheduled free activities

View all events in the community calendar

Outdoor trails

Beaverhills Biosphere

Parks and playgrounds

Dog off-leash areas

  • Take your dog for a walk in of the County's well maintained, off-leash areas.

Tobogganing - seasonal

  • Here's a list of toboggan hills in Strathcona County. Grab your sled and head out to a local hill for some great tobogganing fun.

Outdoor skating - seasonal

  • Outdoor rinks are scheduled to open mid-December, weather dependent.

Cross country skiing in green spaces - seasonal


Art in the County

  • Admission to Strathcona County's art gallery, Gallery@501, is free (suggested donation only). Gallery@501 is located in the Community Centre (Sherwood Park) and have scheduled new exhibits and programs throughout the year. Gallery@501 will be closed as of December 9 due to the new provincial restrictions in place, check back for updates. 
  • Check out the paintings, sculptures and other treasures in Strathcona County's extensive Art Collection. Discover our collection of public art using the online map or view the entire collection, which includes 46 works by youth.

Everybody Gets to Play, Play Days - seasonal

  • Free, outdoor family friendly activities scheduled throughout the year. 

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Last updated: Thursday, April 22, 2021
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