Community Centre Parkade to re-open May 8

May 1, 2019

Community Centre Parkade to re-open May 8

Strathcona County’s Community Centre Parkade will re-open for public parking on May 8, after a six-month closure due to the November 6, 2018 explosion incident.

Restoration work has been extensive, from repairing the concrete damaged by the blast, to cleaning all walls, floors, ceilings and elevators to remove soot, to replacing some electrical and PVC piping, upgrading the HELP phones to newer technology, and much more.

The May 8 re-opening date coincides with the re-opening of Strathcona County Library on the same day, as announced earlier.

“We are looking forward to welcoming back the full host of activities that make the Community Centre a community destination,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “Strathcona County Library is one of the great facilities that makes this area such a vibrant hub. Adequate parking is a necessity.”

“Throughout the recovery process, our primary focus has been on health and safety,” adds Mayor Frank. “As the final areas re-open, a clean, safe and secure building continues to be first and foremost. Again on behalf of Council, I thank the staff for their significant efforts toward the restoration, and our community for the patience and understanding shown.”

The Centre in the Park area has approximately 1,300 parking spaces managed through the County’s integrated parking system of on-street, outdoor surface lots, and two underground parkades – the Community Centre Parkade that opened in 2010 and the new Centre in the Park Parkade that opened in March. Both parkades offer the first two hours parking at no charge.

Parking enforcement is in effect in the area; follow all posted signage. Centre in the Park parking information can be found at


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 hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. 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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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595