Free recreation opportunities

Little girl in snowsuit, snow boots and helmet sitting in the snow on a blue toboggan.

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

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Crokicurl at Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion - 4501 Emerald Drive, Sherwood Park

Crokicurl is an outdoor game played on a special crokicurl ice surface. The game is a cross between curling and the board game Crokinole. Rules and instructions are listed on site. Please follow all provincial restrictions in place, crokicurl is to be played with members of your household only. 

  • Available on a first come, first serve basis
  • Available Monday to Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Available Saturday and Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Crokicurl is CLOSED when the weather is warmer than 5°C or colder than -20°C.


  • Alert staff attendant when you want to play to disinfect the rocks before and after use 
  • Two teams of 1-2 players each, all members must be from the same household
  • Rocks may be played from any area around the perimeter
  • Rocks are played in alternating order
  • Scoring happens after all the rocks have been thrown

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 extensive public art collection throughout Strathcona County. Discover our collection of murals, sculptures and other treasures. Presently, the collection houses over 350 artworks including 46 works by youth and 39 public art pieces.

Everybody Gets to Play, Play Days - seasonal

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

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Last updated: Thursday, February 25, 2021
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