Outdoor Amenities

To limit the spread of COVID-19, the City is opening outdoor recreation amenities using a staged approach following public health order and provincial guidelines.

Amenities are available for spontaneous and organized sports groups. Group bookings for some locations will be available on the specific dates listed below.

Now Open

  • Boat docks
  • BLESS Gazebo and other municipal gazebos in St. Albert
  • BLESS platform
  • Dog parks/off-leash areas
  • Kinsmen RV Park
  • Lacombe Lake Park
  • Municipal picnic shelters
  • Pavilions (Lions, Kingswood and Lacombe Lake Parks)
  • Play structures: follow Government of Alberta guidelines
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Outdoor public washrooms: open 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Lions and Kingswood Parks).
    The Lacombe Lake Park washrooms will be closed for maintenance until further notice.
  • Sports fields (ball diamonds, football and soccer) and Fowler Athletic Park - spontaneous use
  • Tarmacs
  • Tennis and pickleball courts: washroom facilities are closed
  • Trails
  • VASA Hemmingway - artist use only
  • Viewing platforms

Opening Soon

  • A selection of baseball diamonds will be maintained to sport field standards - available for booking on July 6:
    • Alpine Park
    • Deer Ridge Park
    • Erin Ridge Park
    • Fountain Park 1
    • Gatewood Park
    • Mission Park
    • Poplar Park
    • All ball diamonds are open for spontaneous use
  • Larry Olexiuk Field
    (anticipated to open as early as the week of June 28 to July 4, 2020)
  • Woodlands Beach Volleyball
    (anticipated to open as early as the week of July 12 to July 19, 2020)
  • Woodlands Water Play Park
    (anticipated to open as early as the week of July 12 to July 19, 2020)
    • We know how much residents love our Woodlands Water Play Park. To ensure you could get back to enjoy the great outdoors, the City has implemented modifications to follow the provincial guidelines and to ensure your experience is a safe and memorable one. Modifications include:
      • A capacity of 100 people
      • Shortened season (8 weeks)
      • No change rooms – so arrive ready to play.
    • Woodlands Water Play Park is a popular spot! We ask that community members share the amenity during peak demand as much as possible and continue to practice physical distancing. See you soon!


  • Restrictions on mass gatherings and requirements for physical distancing are in place and must be followed when using amenities. 
  • Residents are asked to practice good hygiene (e.g. wash/sanitize hands before and after use, avoid touching their face, etc.).

For information on the City’s municipal Recovery Plan, visit the Facility Re-entry Plan.


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Last edited: June 30, 2020