Parks and sports fields
Playground and outdoor amenities closed
March 26, 2020
In an effort to keep our community safe, all playgrounds and outdoor amenities are CLOSED until further notice. This includes spray decks, spray parks, courts, the Millennium Place skateboard park, gazebos and picnic shelters. Parks and trails (except for at the Strathcona Wilderness Centre) remain open. While using the trail system, please remember to:
- walk within your own neighbourhood and stay close to home
- always keep at least 6 feet (2 metres) distance from others
- stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with other people
- share the trails and warn others of your presence as you pass
- avoid touching communal surfaces
Visit Strathcona County’s COVID-19 page often for updates.
Outdoor playground and amenities closure
1. What amenities are included when you say "hard surfaces"?Permanent link to What amenities are included when you say "hard surfaces"?
Outdoor playgrounds and hard surfaces, including spray decks, spray parks, outdoor courts, the Millennium Place skateboard park, gazebos and picnic shelters will remain closed until June 15, or until further notice.
2. Why can't we continue to use outdoor playgrounds?Permanent link to Why can't we continue to use outdoor playgrounds?
Alberta Health Services has directed that groups of 15 or more are not allowed, and that people need to maintain a space of 6 feet (2 metres) or more between each other. The County cannot ensure that this won’t happen if the playgrounds and other park amenities remain open.
In addition, outdoor playgrounds have numerous places that are touched frequently and are not disinfected.
3. Can I still go for walks in parks and on trails in our community?Permanent link to Can I still go for walks in parks and on trails in our community?
Parks and trails, except the Strathcona Wilderness Centre, can still be used for recreation. Maintaining physical distance from others (2 metres or 6 feet) is important when using these spaces.
4. What about outdoor fields and diamonds?Permanent link to What about outdoor fields and diamonds?
All bookable diamonds and fields are closed. IN addition, we will not be taking any bookines for fields or diamonds prior to June 15 or until further notice. While they may be open as a park space, we are not taking bookings on them and will continue to follow Alberta Health directive.
We are woking closely with community organizations with regards to fields and diamonds.
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With over 120 parks and playgrounds (including ones with wheelchair accessibility and/or specialized equipment), 15 outdoor courts for tennis, volleyball, pickleball and basketball, as well as numerous fields and diamonds, Strathcona County offers a wide variety of places to participate in many activities.
Is my sports field or diamond open?
To book a field, diamond, or outdoor court, or learn more about our fees and charges call 780-467-2211.