Registered Play in the Park activities
Register your family / cohort and enjoy some outdoor playtime with facilitated games and activities. Play in the Park is a one-hour instructor lead session, appropriate for all age groups. It is offered at 6 different locations within Strathcona County.
Activities feature a new theme each week and include sports, wellness, music, movement, arts, crafts and nature. This registered, outdoor activity meets all Alberta Health guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Find the schedule and register online with Recreation Online.
Play in the Park FAQs
1. How many spots are available for each one-hour Play in the Park session?Permanent link to How many spots are available for each one-hour Play in the Park session?
There are 15 spots available per location and timeslot.
2. What age range is Play in the Park for and how much does it cost?Permanent link to What age range is Play in the Park for and how much does it cost?
There is no age limit to participate in Play in the Park however there needs to be an adult participating in each family or cohort. Activities are geared for people of all ages and can be adapted based on ability.
Registration costs $4 per person and includes one hour of facilitated activities. Children under 2 years old can participate for free.
3. What do I need to know before I go? What precautions are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?Permanent link to What do I need to know before I go? What precautions are in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
Our Play in the Park Activities have been created following all Alberta Health Guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Participants must register in advance online with Recreation Online or by calling 780-467-2211.
- Participants can arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before the activities start and leave immediately after they finish.
- Come prepared, no washrooms or changing facilities will be available. Dress in layers, wear sunscreen, bring bug spray, bring water, etc.
- Participants must stay home if sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and will be asked a series of pre-screening questions before activities commence.
- Hand sanitization stations will be available for use before and after class.
- Equipment will only be shared amongst individuals from the same household and will be sanitized between use.
- Family groups will maintain a distance of 2 metres (6 feet) from each other and the facilitators at all times.
- Participants must follow all posted signage.
No equipment will be needed, unless indicated in the course description. Check the course description before registering for more details.
Equipment provided will only be shared among members of the same household / cohort and will be santized between use.
5. What locations is Play in the Park available at?Permanent link to What locations is Play in the Park available at?
All Play in the Park activities are outdoors. There will be signage on site to help direct you to the exact location.
- Strathcona Wilderness Centre (outside)
- Smeltzer Grounds
- Broadmoor Lake Park - Field A
- Ardrossan Recreation Complex Green Space (by the spray park)
- Glen Allan Recreation Complex Green Space (behind building)
- Emerald Hills Green Space (in front of Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion)
6. Where do I find the schedule and register for Play in the Park?Permanent link to Where do I find the schedule and register for Play in the Park?
Regisration for Play in the Park begins on Monday, June 22. You can register online and find the full schedule including date, time, location and activity type on RecOnline.Strathcona.ca. If you are unable to register online you can call 780-467-2211 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) to register over the phone. New Play in the Park sessions are added to the schedule every two weeks.
Indoor and outdoor group fitness classes
Registered, indoor and outdoor adult fitness classes are now available for summer 2020. These new classes meet all Alberta Health guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Find the class schedule and registration information at RecOnline.strathcona.ca
Please note: Registration can be completed online up to 24 hours before each class. To register the day of please call 780-467-2211 (available Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
Fitness Classes FAQs - Summer 2020
1. Where is Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion?Permanent link to Where is Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion?
Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion is located at 4501 Emerald Drive, Sherwood Park. It is northeast of the Emerald Hills Leisure Centre and Archbishop Jordan Highschool.
2. Where do I park at Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion?Permanent link to Where do I park at Emerald Hills Sports Pavilion?
You can park in the east parking lot located next to Archbishop Jordan Highschool.
3. How many spots are available for each fitness class?Permanent link to How many spots are available for each fitness class?
Fitness class sizes have been reduced in order to follow Alberta Health's guidelines for gatherings and physical distancing.
Check the course description before registering for more details. Any fitness class equipment listed is optional and will be the responsibility of the participant to provide their own. Modifications will be available for participants without access to personal fitness equipment.
5. What protocols will be in place to ensure participant safety and help prevent the spread of COVID-19?Permanent link to What protocols will be in place to ensure participant safety and help prevent the spread of COVID-19?
The health and safety of our community, including our staff, remains our top priority. Our group fitness classes meet all Alberta Health guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 for gatherings and activities:
- Participants are asked to follow all on site signage and answer a series of COVID-19 screening questions before class.
- Hand sanitizing stations will be available before and after class.
- Participants are encouraged to bring their own mats if needed, no shared equipment will be used.
- Participants are asked to arrive a maximum of 10 minutes before class starts and leave immediately after.
- Physical distancing measures will be in place to protect participants and instructors.
- Outdoor classes are limited to no more than 50 attendees, including staff.
- Participants should avoid touching commonly touched surfaces.
- Participants must stay home if they are sick or displaying any symptoms of COVID-19.
6. What happens to my outdoor fitness class if it is raining?Permanent link to What happens to my outdoor fitness class if it is raining?
In the event of inclement weather, classes will be cancelled 2 hours prior to class start time. Participants will be notified by the email address used for registration. A refund for the class amount will be applied to the credit card used for registration.
7. Can I bring my children while I participate?Permanent link to Can I bring my children while I participate?
Only registered, class participants are able to attend each fitness class. Children are able to accompany their parent / guardian during Baby Worx but are expected to follow all guidelines, including maintaining a physical disance of 2 metres (6 feet) from individuals who are not from the same household.
8. What is the age limit for the fitness classes?Permanent link to What is the age limit for the fitness classes?
Participants must be at least 14 years of age to attend.
9. How much do the outdoor fitness classes cost?Permanent link to How much do the outdoor fitness classes cost?
Outdoor fitness classes are $7 per class. To participate, you must pre-register online at reconline.strathcona.ca or by calling 780-467-2211.
10. Where do I find the class schedule and register?Permanent link to Where do I find the class schedule and register?
Visit reconline.strathcona.ca to find the latest outdoor fitness class schedule and to register. The schedule will be posted two weeks in advance, check back for new classes.
Registered programs update
New outdoor programs (outdoor fitness classes and Play in the Park) have been created to meet Alberta Health Services guidelines to help stop the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Visit RecOnline.strathcona.ca for the full schedule and to register.
All previously scheduled Strathcona County summer camps and registered indoor summer programs have been cancelled and refunds have been processed. For any inquiries about refunds, please call 780-467-2211.The safety of our guests and staff remains our top priority. The 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. Learn more.
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