Free recreation opportunities

There are lots of opportunities to be active and have fun without having to pull out your bank card! So grab your runners, racquet or swim suit and join in the fun!

Scheduled free activities

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Summer Fun (July and August)

Spray decks and parks

  • Enjoy the sun while cooling off at one of seven spray decks or spray parks! All spray parks and spray decks are now open, weather dependent. Check out details about location and hours of operation. The ArrKann Spray Park and Playground in Ardrossan Regional Park just opened so we hope to see you there. 

Indoor fun

  • Children under 2 years old do not pay admission fees to any recreation facility.

Art Gallery

  • Did you know that admission to Strathcona County's art gallery 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.
  • Have you checked 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.

Disc golf

  • Disc golf similar to regular golf, but instead of using golf clubs and balls, disc golf uses discs. Bring your discs to the Strathcona Wilderness Centre to play for free. Disc rentals are available.


  • Tennis, volleyball, pickleball, handball and basketball provide great opportunities for friends to get together and have fun. These courts are free to use unless there is a booking. To book an outdoor court, email

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Last updated: Tuesday, July 02, 2019
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