Free recreation opportunities

Family Tobogganing
Enjoy free play days, art exhibits, swimming, skating, and more with Strathcona County's free recreation opportunities.

Updates and notices

June 16, 2020

Strathcona County indoor recreation facilities remain CLOSED, targeted re-opening dates listed below.

Strathcona County is taking a phased approach to re-opening recreation and culture facilities. Residents can expect the delivery of County-run services to look different upon re-opening. The safety of our guests and staff remains our top priority.

Please note: re-opening dates listed below are targets and may be subject to change.

  • Millennium Cards continue to be suspended with no payments being taken. Cardholders will be notified before payments resume.
  • Fees and admission rates for re-opening are being reviewed, more information to come.
  • Strathcona Wilderness Centre – campsites and fire pits to open June 19, Lodge and Info Centre to open July 7 to 15.
  • Wellness centres, racquet courts, and fitness tracks – to open July 7 to 15.
  • Indoor fields and dry-surface spaces – to open July 7 to 15
  • Halls at Ardrossan Recreation Complex and Moyer Recreation Centre – to open July 7 to 15
  • Arenas – phased re-opening starting the week of July 7
    • Sherwood Park Arena, Sherwood Park Sports Centre, Glen Allan Recreation Complex – July 7 to 15
    • Millennium Place – August 4 to 7
    • Ardrossan Recreation Complex – mid August
    • Strathcona Olympiette Centre – late August
    • Moyer Recreation Centre – mid September
    • Broadmoor Arena – TBA
  • Festival Place – accepting September rental bookings starting July 15.
  • Public meeting spaces – to open July 7 to 15.
  • Emerald Hills Leisure Centre – to open July 15 to 22.
  • Kinsmen Leisure Centre – to open mid August
  • Pool at Millennium Place – to open early November (due to in progress revitalization project).
  • Indoor playgrounds, youth lounges, and child minding – remain closed (listed in Stage 3 of the province’s relaunch plan.)

More information including guidelines for guests and precautions taken to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 will be available prior to re-opening. Learn more about Strathcona County’s response to COVID-19.

Scheduled free activities

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Winter Fun 

Art Gallery

  • 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.
     
  • 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.

Tobogganing

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

Outdoor skating

  • Check out which outdoor rinks are still open, weather permitting. 

 

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Last updated: Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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