Strathcona County trails and parks
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.
Trail mapThis guide shows the trail system parks within Strathcona County. Use the map features below to plan your route and filter by trail surface type, park amenities and subdivisions.
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Cycle mapThis guide provides information on featured routes along with 287 km of trails in Sherwood Park. Explore new routes and make your bike ride a little more interesting by visiting points of interest along the way.
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Cycle Map featured routes
Route Distance: 3.9 km
Single loop trail that will take you through Centennial Park, past the legacy forest and pollinator habitat. As you ride past Lakeland and Sherwood Drive, you are also on part of the TransCanada trail. Stop at the benches and lookout points along the wetlands to watch for waterfowl. Check out the video of Trina and Megan from Hodges and Mohr Realty Group as they experience the trail.
Distance: 5.4 km
A looped trail that passes green space, water and more, including the Emerald Hills Leisure Centre and Regional Park. Cycle to the pool for a fun recreational swim. Stop and admire the public art in front of the Emerald Hills Sport Pavilion.
Distance: 5.0 km
A fun trail that will take you to the BMX Bike Skills Park, featuring dirt ramps, rock boulders and logs. Enjoyable for all ages and skill levels. View public art at the Fire Station 6 and RCMP station. Take a side trip to the Clover Bar Ranch Spray Park.
Distance: 5.1 km (Gentle Hills)
This point-to-point trail takes you through the quiet neighbourhoods of Summerwood to Regency Park. The trail will take you past the Something Fishy loop. You will pass playgrounds, fields and wetlands. Just off this route is the Heritage Hills Children’s Pump Track.
Distance: 2.4 km (Gravel Sections)
This unique looped trail features some gravel and boardwalk terrain. Interpretive signage, benches and lookout points along the route make for a fun family learning experience for all ages. Look close along the trail to spot the fish ladder!
Distance: 2.0. km
This short looped trail is serene and boasts a large green space for a picnic or place to enjoy a quiet book on your travels. Interpretive signage provides an educational experience.
Distance: 4.1 km
This looped route features parking and washrooms at the Glen Allan Recreation Complex. Along the route you will find four playgrounds, shale trails through forested areas and many picnic tables and benches. Stop and use the outdoor fitness behind the Glen Allan Elementary School.
Distance: 5.3 km (Gravel Sections)
This trail incorporates Nottingham Blvd and loops back around to Strathcona Athletic Park. The island, which was constructed in the 1980’s, features a fun playground and outdoor fitness equipment, as well as a gravel trail circling around the island.
Distance: 2.5 km
Cycle through Strathcona County’s humble past including Lord Strathcona, Smeltzer House interpretive signage and public art, the Ottewell homestead, the Lendrum Sisters, and memorial trees. Jaunt across Broadmoor Blvd to see the covered bridge in Woodbridge Lake Park.
Distance: 3.0 km
Start at Broadmoor Lake Park and make your way to Herb Belcourt Park. This scenic trail includes interpretative signage and several pieces of public art. Let the kids cool down in the RE/MAX Spray Park and Playground. Pedal down to the Prairie Walk to Community Centre, Gallery@501, and Library. Check out the video of Broadmoor Lake Park's trail!
Strathcona County Regional Trail
This 22 kilometre section of trail in Strathcona County is part of the regional trail system along the North Saskatchewan River. The entire regional trail system is 88 kilometres, connecting Devon to Sturgeon County.
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