Mother nature delays sport field openings

April 28, 2017

Mother nature delays sport field openings

The cold hands of mother nature have delayed outdoor sport field openings in Strathcona County. The wet weather and lack of sunshine have left the fields unsuitable for use.

While the Emerald Hills Artificial Turf is open, opening dates for all other outdoor fields are tentatively rescheduled for:

  • May 8: Non-irrigated sport fields
  • May 15: Strathcona Athletic Park (SAP) Fields and Diamonds, Millennium fields, Salisbury Fields and diamond, Sherwood Heights diamonds #1, 2, 3 & 4 and Centennial Park diamond #9.

A complete listing of field closures is listed onlineor by calling the field closure line at 780-467-5800. Residents are encouraged to sign up for the sports field and diamond status e-newsletter for updates.

County crews join residents in hoping for warm weather and dry conditions. Until then, crews will inspect and re-evaluate the outdoor fields as weather conditions improve.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.


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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595