Get your last dose of summer in

City Parks

School has started up, but that doesn’t mean the outdoor fun has to end!

School has started up, but that doesn’t mean the outdoor fun has to end! Get that last dose of summer heat and sunshine in with this handy list of outdoor activities and their planned closure dates in the coming weeks:

  • City Parks don’t close! If you’d like to visit parks like Strathcona, Kin Coulee, Police Point Park and Lions Park, you can head over anytime and enjoy all that nature has to offer.
Echo Dale Swim Lake will be closed in early September.
  • Echo Dale Regional Park Swim Lake closes Monday, Sep 6th. The rest of Echo Dale’s activities, such as fishing, biking, paddling, beach volleyball, day-use area, etc., will remain open throughout the Fall.
Elkwater has a number of camping options, with some open year-round.
  • Cypress Hills Camping has varied closure dates. Some camping closes Sept 6th, Oct 11th, and some stay open year-round, so peruse their website and choose what works best for you and your camping plans.
Splash pads around the city will be closing in September.
  • Splash Parks are nearing the end of the season with planned closure dates of:
  1. Ross Glen Town Centre – Monday, Sept 6th
  2. Saamis Rotary Park – Monday, Sept 6th
  3. Kiwanis Central Park – Sunday, Sept 19th
  4. Strathcona Park – Sunday, Sept 19th
Medalta is open all year, with limited hours in the winter months.
  • Medalta in the Historic Clay District’s hours will change on September 7th. Currently, they are open daily from 10am-5pm but will be changing to their winter hours of Tuesday-Saturday 10am-4pm.
The Sunshine Trolley is running through September, with tours Wednesday through Saturday.
  • The Sunshine Trolley remains open for September. If you’re planning a ride on the Trolley, Visit the Tourism website to ensure it runs on your scheduled outing date!