June is Recreation and Parks Month!

Celebrate June is Recreation and Parks Month (JRPM) by getting active and playing outdoors! St. Albert has an abundance of outdoor recreation opportunities and throughout June, residents are encouraged to try new activities, and explore the parks and trails with family and friends.

Watch the JRPM proclamation video below!

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Why is recreation so vital? It promotes mental, physical, and social health benefits for people of all ages, and it helps bring communities closer together. The City of St. Albert is proud to offer a variety of diverse recreation opportunities for different ages, genders, abilities, and interests. There are countless ways for anyone to celebrate JRPM in our beautiful, botanical arts city!

Did you know these amazing facts?

  • St. Albert has over 111 km of recreational trails that connect the city’s river valley, parks, neighbourhoods and urban areas.
  • There are over 128 recreation sites in St. Albert and that number keeps growing every year.
  • In 2023:
    • Over 900K spontaneous users took advantage of the City’s recreation facilities and parks to swim, skate and move.
    • Almost 1.8 million people visited our recreation facilities, and nearly 245K participants took part in recreation fitness and aquatics activities.

#CelebrateJRPM Contest

We're excited to join in on the Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) #CelebrateJRPM contest from June 1-30 where you can win a grand prize just for having fun and playing!

CONTEST DETAILS

One grand prize is up for grabs! Simply enter the contest by posting on social media and including the below in your post(s):

  1. A photo that shows how you are participating in the weekly JRPM theme
  2. Include the hashtag #celebrateJRPM
  3. Tag the ARPA Facebook and Instagram accounts

One post = one entry to the grand prize draw. The more you post, the more chances you get to win!

Learn more and see full contest details

WEEKLY THEMES

This year, there are four weekly themes with activity ideas to inspire and motivate you to get active and explore the many benefits of recreation and parks.

Read below to see the themes and local activity ideas!

Download the activity guide

Week 1: June 1–9: Love Your Parks & Green Spaces

Explore one of St. Albert’s many parks, walk or bike along the beautiful trail system, launch your kayak from the new Kingswood Park boat dock to explore the Sturgeon River, and much more!

Week 2: June 10–16: Connect with the Land

Immerse yourself in nature at the Grey Nuns White Spruce Park – an ecological and historic wonder right in St. Albert. Did you know the City won multiple awards for its work to help people learn about and explore this unique area? It’s truly one of a kind and a must see!

Week 3: June 17 – 23: Inclusive Recreation

Bring the family to the Fountain Park outdoor playground, St. Albert’s first accessible and inclusive play space area! The playground features elements that are developmentally appropriate for children with and without disabilities and are thoughtfully designed to provide a safe and fun place where children of all abilities can share in friendship and play.

Week 4: June 24 – 30: Explore Your Community

Cool off at the Versailles Park Splash Pad, Woodlands Water Play Park presented by RE/MAX or Grosvenor Outdoor Pool. Also make sure to bring the family to visit our new parks: Raspberry, Jennifer, Chelles & Everitt Parks.

 

 

Featured Activity: Summer Solstice Yoga

In celebration of June is Recreation and Parks Month, join in the outdoor Summer Solstice Yoga practice to salute the sunshine and blue prairie sky on the first and longest day of summer!

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2024
Time: 12:05–12:50 p.m.
Location: Kingswood Park (rain out option will be at Servus Credit Union Place)
Admission: FREE with a donation to the St. Albert Food Bank..

Please sign up online to reserve your spot


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Last edited: May 31, 2024