Spring Activity Guide

Nurture your body, mind and spirit this spring with energizing fitness programs and inspiring nature experiences!

The spring is a chance to start fresh and try a new activity or challenge your physical fitness. Whatever you need, in any moment, the City of St. Albert has a variety of activities.


Outdoor Exploration

Individual listening to music beside the Sturgeon River    Couple standing in a park smiling

Now Open and Coming Soon

The City is excited to reopen some recreation amenities just in time for outdoor spring fun! Further openings are planned this spring (weather dependent).

Now Open

  • The Woodlands Skatepark is now open with improved terrain and features that cater to users of all ages and skill levels of non-motorized wheeled action sport users. Learn more about the new skatepark
  • The picnic shelter at Lions Park is available now on a first-come basis, as it is not bookable this season.
  • The BLESS Lookout is open for sightseeing and wildlife watching at the Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park.

Opening Soon

  • As early as April 1:
    • Tennis/pickleball courts
      • All court use requires that you book your time by signing up on the sheet provided at the court prior to use.
      • Bookings are limited to 30 minutes when others are waiting to provide as many people as possible with access while still aligning with provincial guidelines.
      • Courts are single play only.
    • Pavilions at Kingswood Park and Lacombe Lake Park will open for washroom access only (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.).
    • Portable toilets at Alpine and Rotary Parks and the washroom at Lions Park (8 a.m. – 8 p.m.).
  • As early as April 6: Larry Olexiuk Field
  • As early as May 3: Sports fields
  • Timing TBD: Beach volleyball courts at Woodlands Park and boat launch at Rotary Park.

To learn more, visit Welcome Back

Parks

There truly is no better place to slow down and rejuvenate your spirit than in one of our captivating parks. St. Albert has over 100 park locations you can explore with the family that feature accessible options and amenities, so everyone can enjoy spending time in them.

Find a park near you

Check out our dog parks

Activity ideas include:

  • Walking and running
  • Biking and rollerblading
  • Wildlife watching
  • Picnicking 
  • Photography
  • Kayaking
  • And so much more!

coal mine park - new city park

Visitors will appreciate an immersive nature experience in our newest City park in Erin Ridge North. This park is designated as a Significant Natural Area and features a pollinator garden, natural forested area with walking trails and interpretive signage.

Learn more about Coal Mine Park

Trails

You'll be in awe at the vastness of our trail system and left inspired by the beautiful adventure it will take you on. One popular route begins at the Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park and travels along the Sturgeon River to Kingswood Park. Along the way you'll pass scenic areas like Big Lake, Lions Park, St. Albert Botanic Park and many others!

Plan Your Trail Adventure

Fun Fact:  St. Albert has over 65,000 trees and has received the distinguished honour of being one of the Tree Cities of the World!


Fitness Programs and Drop-In Classes at Servus Place

We are excited to welcome patrons back to our facilities! All activities are by reservation only and must be booked before arriving at the facility. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

To learn about what’s reopening and modified operations, visit Welcome Back

Individual lifting weights    Servus Place instructor teaching a weight class

Learn more about virtual fitness 


Swimming Lessons at Fountain Park Recreation Centre

All activities are by reservation only and must be booked before arriving at the facility. Walk-ins will not be permitted.

To learn about what’s reopening and modified operations, visit Welcome Back 

Parent and baby swimming at Fountain Park Recreation Centre    Child swimming at Fountain Park Recreation Centre

Spots are available in one-on-one and one-on-one household swimming lessons at Fountain Park Recreation Centre starting this April and May. Registration is now open


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Last edited: April 7, 2021