Red Deer’s outdoor fitness, outdoor pool, spray parks, outdoor fields reopening

Setters Place at Great Chief Park

As a result of the provincial government’s announcement of the three-phased reopening plan starting June 1, the outdoor pool at the Recreation Centre will open for household activity reservations and lane swim individual reservations on June 3. Outdoor fitness will offer classes beginning June 1 and summer day camps are open for registration now for camp options beginning in July.

Full-day summer camp options are being developed.

Local sport organizations can rent outdoor fields and diamonds to host training sessions for up to 10 people, including coaches.

The Blue Grass Sod Farm Central Spray and Play and the water feature at Kin Kanyon will open for public use on May 29.

“We are very much looking forward to a summer full of recreation and culture opportunities, and are happy to get the ball rolling on some of them now,” said Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent.

“The outdoor pool at the Recreation Centre will be operational for the first time since 2019.”

Households may rent either the deep end, or shallow end for a one-hour period.

Activity Reservations are bookable beginning on May 29 through Look ‘n Book.

Registration is currently open for:

-Summer Day Camps for children aged 3-17 years

-Preschool programming

-Private swim lessons

-Outdoor fitness

-Household activity reservations for the ball diamonds and artificial turf at Setters Place and Great Chief Park

-Virtual programming including fitness, family, and arts and culture programming.

-Picnic shelters are bookable for gatherings of up to 10 people.

“We are happy to have had the time from the provincial update to plan for the return of recreation and culture pursuits in our city,” said Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent.

“We are full of hopeful optimism as we plan for the return of further opportunities in June and July.”

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