Recreation and Culture Strategy

Building Community: A strategy for recreation, parks and culture services in Strathcona County

Thank you for your input!

Feedback is being reviewed to develop the key areas of focus for the Recreation and Culture Strategy. A complete “What We Heard” report will be shared here in March 2019.

Engagement summary from Community Group and Stakeholder consultation.


See what services are offered by Recreation, Parks and Culture:

Community Infographic


Recreation and Culture Strategy FAQs

  • 1. About the Strategy

    Recreation, Parks and Culture is currently planning for the development of a 12-year strategy which will replace the County’s existing Open Space and Recreation Facility Strategy (OSFRS). The new strategy, Recreation and Culture Strategy, will expand the focus on revitalizing and introducing new indoor and open space infrastructure and instead focus on a more holistic view of recreation, parks and cultural priorities in the community.

    Several enhancements to community recreation came out of the OSRFS, including but not limited to, the construction of Emerald Hills Leisure Centre and Sports Pavilion with artificial turf, the revitalization of Ardrossan Recreation Complex, and Josephburg trail.  

    There will be several opportunities for residents to provide input into the strategy. Check back for upcoming engagement opportunities and summaries of what we've heard.

  • 2. Advisory Committee information

    Find out more about the Advisory Committee.

  • 3. Why is a new strategy being developed?

    Recreation, Parks and Culture is currently planning for the development of a 12-year strategy which will replace the County’s existing Open Space and Recreation Facility Strategy (OSRFS). The new strategy will expand RPC’s focus on revitalizing and introducing new indoor and open space infrastructure and instead focus on a more holistic view of recreation, parks and cultural priorities in the community.

  • 4. What opportunities will there be for me to provide input?

    • Household survey will be promoted in September 2018
    • Youth Survey October 2018
    • Community Group Survey September 2018
    • Group conversations and workshops November 2018 – February 2019
    • Intercept surveys and graffiti walls

    Watch for our ambassadors out in the community

    • Strathcona Community Hospital: Oct 15, 9 am – 12 pm
    • Blood Donor Clinic – Agora: Oct 16, 3 – 6 pm
    • Glen Allan Recreation Complex: Oct 17, 12 – 3 pm
    • Strathcona County Health Centre Flu Clinic – Oct 18, 10 am – 2 pm
    • Senior's Dance – Log Cabin: Oct 18, 6:15 – 9 pm
    • Strathcona County Health Centre Flu Clinic: Oct 19, 9 am – 1 pm
    • Strathcona County Library: Oct 20, 12 – 3 pm
    • Strathcona County Health Centre Flu Clinic: Oct 22, 12 – 4 pm
    • Moyer Recreation Centre: Oct 23, 6 – 9 pm
    • Farmer's Market – Community Centre: Oct 24, 4 – 7 pm
    • Strathcona County Health Centre Flu Clinic: Oct 25, 1 – 5 pm
    • Strathcona County Health Centre Flu Clinic: Oct 26, 9 am – 1 pm
    • Sherwood Park Mall Food Court: Oct 27, 12 – 3 pm
    • Strathcona Museum – Spooky Saturday: Oct 27, 6 – 9 pm
    • Haunted Halloween Skate – Ardrossan Recreation Complex: Oct 28, 12:30 – 3:30 pm
    • Ardrossan Recreation Complex: Oct. 30, 5 – 8 pm
  • 5. How will this strategy tie into the County’s vision to be “Become Canada’s most livable community”?

    Recreation and Culture touches many people in their lives and enriches their quality of life and wellbeing

    Recreation and Culture opportunities are an important tool to build strong communities to support the diverse needs of residents.

    With the forward looking approach of this strategy it will help manage, invest and plan for sustainable municipal infrastructure.

    Recreation and Culture helps to provide facilities and services that are available and accessible to residents.

  • 6. When will the final strategy be developed?

    Targeted for June 2019.

  • 7. Where can I go to stay up to date on the progress of the strategy?

  • 8. What will happen to any outstanding projects from the Open Space and Recreation Facility Strategy (OSRFS)?

    While the strategy is being developed, the outstanding projects from OSRFS, or new ones with significant investment, may be approved in the meantime.

  • 9. Classroom Presentation

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 05, 2019
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