St. Albert residents take pride in the community's many green spaces and abundance of trees. The Public Works Department works to ensure the community's parks and recreational areas are at their finest.
Sports field Maintenance
The City maintains an extensive amount of sports fields for the use of leagues, as well as for the general public's enjoyment. For general information on The City’s fields please visit Sports Fields.
There are 25 baseball and softball diamonds maintained by Public Works crews. Each of them is "floated" every day, weather permitting, to level the infield. Minor repairs are made at that time and any repairs of a more significant nature are noted and scheduled.
Soccer and Football Fields
Public Works crews maintain 30 soccer/football fields in approximately a week-long routine. This schedule is weather sensitive as well. Field markings are renewed and general light repairs are made.
Our Parks department is currently working to establish a scheduled upgrade of the football and soccer fields. This would see a small number of fields removed from service every two years to allow a general upgrade to the turf surface, regaining a standard too difficult to attain while the fields are in a continuous annual use.
For more information on The City of St. Albert’s Riel Recreation Park and our multi-use artificial turf field please visit our page on Riel Recreation Park.
St. Albert has 8 tennis facilities, with a total of 20 courts. Public Works maintains the nets, court surfaces, and fencing as required. There are also 4 pickleball courts located at Lacombe Park. For more information regarding tennis court facilities please visit our Racquet Sports page.
Sports Fields Conditions and Closures
For information on City field conditions, please visit our Field Closures page or contact our hotline number at 780-459-1568.
Public Works maintains over 354 waste receptacles throughout parks and along trails across the city. In 2008, the City of St. Albert introduced a new waste initiative with the installation of in-ground parks refuse containers. Since then, Public Works has installed 91 in-ground containers. Currently, under the Parks Refuse Container Replacement Program, Public Works has planned to replace all the remaining standard containers over the next 12 years.
The new receptacles offer a cleaner and more efficient way to dispose of parks waste as they hold approximately 20 times more waste than that of the standard containers. They also have a no spill top which does not allow for any displacement of refuse from animals or environmental concerns.
They City's standard containers continue to be emptied out weekly during the summer and every two weeks during the winter months.
Last edited: October 16, 2016