Riel Recreation Park

An outstanding multipurpose venue

Athletes and fans from across the Capital Region are attracted to Riel Recreation Park for its outstanding multipurpose artificial field, as well as rugby and soccer facilities. Many visit the park to make use of the upgraded 92-stall RV campground, banquet facility and rodeo grounds, the latter of which draws thousands to the area each year with the Rainmaker Rodeo.

Larry Olexiuk Plaque and Statue

Amenities Building at Larry Olexiuk Field

Larry Olexiuk Field

Consists of a multi-use artificial turf field, dressing rooms, and meeting room.

Read more about Larry Olexiuk

Booking Information

Interested in booking Larry Olexiuk Field? Visit the bookings page

Facility Hosts

St. Albert Kinsmen Club

  • Rodeo Grounds (annual Rainmaker Rodeo in May)
  • 92-stall RV facility
  • Kinsmen Banquet Centre

St. Albert Rugby Football League

  • Four regulation rugby fields
  • Clubhouse facility

St. Albert Soccer Association

  • Four regulation soccer fields
  • One mid-size field
  • Clubhouse facility

St. Albert BMX Association

  • Regulation dirt track
  • Clubhouse facility

Girl at Rotary Park Playground

Boat Dock and BLESS Shelter at Rotary Park

Rotary Park

Please Note: Trail closures under the Ray Gibbon Drive bridge construction remain in effect to ensure pedestrian safety. Trail users are asked to plan alternate routes and follow all detour signage onsite while construction activities are taking place. Please use LeClair Way to access Rotary Park/Red Willow Trail and Lois Hole Provincial Park.  

View the Temporary Closure Detour Map

For more details on the construction, please visit the Ray Gibbon Drive Phase 2 project page

Located within the Riel Recreation Park is Rotary Park. It's a popular spot along the Red Willow Trail System for people to enjoy family time together in nature.


  • Playground
  • Concrete picnic tables with fire stoves for public use.
  • Big Lake Environmental Support Society (BLESS) Shelter with covered seating space. Learn more about BLESS
  • Boat dock - Now open for the 2022 season: Find it on the northwest side of the BLESS Shelter by following the natural walking path that leads to the river. The boat dock is available for use from May until October (river depth and weather dependent). It will be removed at the end of each season to coincide with the winterization of seasonal facilities.

Please note that during fire bans, there will be no firewood available for pick up at the park.

How do I get there?

Access Riel Recreation Park from Riel Drive and turn onto Rodeo Drive. Adjacent to the parking lot at the end of Rodeo Drive is Rotary Park.

Recorded Facilities Information Line: 780-459-1568

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Last edited: April 25, 2023