Public Parking - Centre in the Park

Public parking in Centre in the Park is managed through an integrated parking system by Strathcona County. 

Parking options

As a result of an incident November 6, the Community Centre Parkade remains closed. Public parking is limited in the area and public transit is recommended if possible.

  • Current parking options include limited street parking and outdoor parking lots at no charge as listed below. Please follow posted signs.
  • Public parking in the new Centre in the Park Parkade is expected to open at some point in January.
  • The re-opening of the Community Centre Parkade is anticipated for mid-March 2019.

New development underway

Construction of new residential and commercial buildings, and a new parkade, is underway in Centre in the Park.
Please note: The Community Centre Parkade is currently closed.

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Public Parking map

Print-friendly   Centre in the Park - Public Parking map (2.6 MB)

Legend: 

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


Street Parking 

Festival Lane, Festival Avenue, Festival Way

  • Current parking options include limited street parking and outdoor parking lots at no charge as listed below. Please follow posted signs.
  • No charge, 2-hour time limit or as posted (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)

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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, 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

Traffic Safety Bylaw (548.9 KB)

Parking violations will be issued to the registered vehicle owner for failure to comply with parking time limits and/or fees as posted. 

During construction or 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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Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • 1. What is the philosophy of the CITP parking management program?

    Centre in the Park is a sustainable urban design development concept.

    We are trying to get away from creating a large expanse of surface parking. It is intentionally designed with traffic calming measures to accommodate pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Underground parking is preferred to better use land for other types of development needs; surface parking is to be minimized.

    Centre in the Park is also a mixed-use area. There are businesses, schools, residences, and cultural, recreational and municipal services within it. An integrated parking management program is necessary to manage parking demands of visitors, library patrons, staff, students and residents.

  • 2. Why does the County need to charge for parking?

    Paid parking and time limits are parking management tools to ensure turnover during peak periods and improve parking availability.

    There is a cost to providing parking. Parking revenues help offset the capital and operating costs of providing an integrated parking system.

  • 3. Do County staff have to pay to park?

    County employees who choose to park in the Community Centre underground parkade pay to park.

  • 4. Where can you park for "free" with no time restrictions?

    Lot A–Festival Place, Lot B–Kinsmen Leisure Centre and Lot C–Sherwood Park Arena and Sports Centre are no charge and have no time-limit restrictions.

  • 5. From the Community Centre, how long does it take to walk to the farther out "no charge" outdoor parking lots?

    Lot A–Festival Place
    Walking distance – 400 metres – about 5 minutes

    Lot B–Kinsmen Leisure Centre
    Walking distance – 1 kilometre – about 12 minutes

    Lot C–Sherwood Park Arena
    Walking distance – 1 kilometre – about 12 minutes

  • 6. How can I appeal a parking ticket?

    Public parking in Centre in the Park is governed under Bylaw 16-2015. Once a violation tag (ticket) is issued, it is entered into the Provincial Offences system. If the penalty specified on a violation tag is not paid within the prescribed time period, the violation proceeds to Court. Strathcona County cannot retract violation tags.

Last updated: Friday, January 11, 2019
Page ID: 37683