Published on June 14, 2022

Celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month

There is no community quite like St. Albert in the spring and summer seasons. As a recognized Tree City of the World and with our abundance of parks, playgrounds, green spaces and over 99 km of trail system, the options for getting active outdoors in our community are endless.

Each year, the City of St. Albert teams up with the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) to promote outdoor activities and the recreational opportunities in our community by encouraging residents to celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM)

Visit the City’s Recreation and Parks Facebook page to find out what the daily JRPM challenge is – ranging from building a nature craft, going on a bike ride or visiting a nearby pond or lake – this list goes on! Most of the activities are simple and easy to incorporate into your day.

Residents can also join the ARPA's #CelebrateJRPM social media contest to win great prizes like a two-night stay at the Jasper Park Lodge. To enter, participants must post a photo completing the daily activity on the day of the activity and tag #CelebrateJRPM in their post.

Family riding bikes

ParticipACTION Community Better Challenge

This month, you can also help St. Albert earn the title of Canada’s most active community!

Join the Community Better Challenge by entering your activity minutes from June 1 to 30 on or through the free Participaction mobile app. Even simple activities like walking to the mailbox or taking the stairs can be tracked and counted. You can enter your minutes at any point in the month, it doesn’t need to be entered on the day of the activity. 

St. Albert could win $100,000 to support local physical activity initiatives, and there are some fun individual prizes up for grabs as well!

The City encourages residents to discover and celebrate the benefits of Recreation and Parks in St. Albert by getting outdoors, taking part in JRPM activities and tracking active minutes in the ParticipACTION challenge. And remember, staying active isn’t just limited to June – opportunities to appreciate and enjoy our parks and recreation spaces are available year-round!

Learn more on the June is Recreation and Parks Month page.

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Last edited: June 15, 2022