Facilities, Parks & Playgrounds

The Town of Whitecourt developed a playground replacement program in 2014, which has outlined priorities for the next several years.  Over the last few years, Baly, Blueberry and Wagner playgrounds, as well as equipment at Southland Park have been replaced.

Summer is an excellent time to get out and get active!  Visit one of our many parks and playgrounds or go for a walk or a bike ride.

Check out our new playground and park map

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Allan & Jean Millar Centre

58 Sunset Boulevard | Phone: 780-778-3637

  • The ATB Financial Fieldhouse, play park, boardroom, raquetball courts. Rental spaces are available for birthday parties and special events.
  • The Alliance Pipeline Aquatic Centre features a swimming pool, lazy river, waterslide, kiddie play area, whirlpool, and sauna. A variety of public, family and fitness swims are scheduled. Lessons and special events are also available.
  • For program information or rental inquiries contact Guest Services at 780-778-3637.

For hours and rates please click on Facility Information.

Forest Interpretive Centre & Heritage Park

3002 33rd Street | Phone: 780-778-3433 | Toll Free: 800-313-7383

  • A 7,300 square foot facility, featuring meeting spaces, Whitecourt’s Visitor Information Centre,and a multi-media gallery. The multi-media gallery explores the role of the forest in Whitecourt’s growth and development. All public areas of the facility are wheelchair accessible.
  • Located on the grounds surrounding the Forest Interpretive Centre, Heritage Park features three visitor accessible buildings, a barn and a number of assorted antique vehicles and farm machinery.
  • Explore the 800-metre Interpretive Trail that winds through the forest.
  • For rental inquiries or tourist information contact the Forest Interpretive Centre at 780-778-3433.

Services:

  • Accredited Visitor Information Centre open year round
  • Local, provincial and national visitor information is available
  • RV parking available 
  • All areas are wheelchair accessible
  • Meeting rooms available rent 
  • Public washrooms and picnic area
  • Sani-dump station located on grounds

Graham Acres

Located along Flats Road | Phone: 780-778-6300

  • This is a major sport field and ball diamond complex.
  • For rental inquiries or information regarding use and leagues, contact the Community Services Department at 780-778-6300.

Outdoor Ice Rinks

For information contact the Town Office at 780-778-2273.

  • Three outdoor rinks are maintained by the Town of Whitecourt between mid-November and March. The rinks are located at Central School, Percy Baxter School and St. Joseph School. In addition, there are a number of smaller neighbourhood rinks located throughout the community.
  • Rotary Park has a pond (illuminated by street lights at night for your enjoyment) that is cleared for winter recreational use. Keep an eye out for special events scheduled during the winter at the pond in Rotary Park.

Scott Safety Centre

72 Sunset Boulevard | Arena Office Phone: 780-778-8888

The facility houses two ice rinks and a restaurant.

  • The McLeod Rink opens in August for summer ice time, and stays open until the end of March.
  • The Athabasca Rink is available from October to the end of March.
  • For ice rental inquiries, and information regarding public skating times, contact the Community Services Department at 780-778-6610.

Whitecourt Curling Rink

70 Sunset Boulevard | Phone: 780-778-4128 or 780-778-4512

  • Operated by the Whitecourt Curling Club and offers men’s, women’s, mixed and junior league curling from mid-October to the end of March.
  • Facility rentals include ice surface and/or lounge room for Christmas parties, weddings, etc.

Whitecourt Golf and Country Club

Located along Flats Road | Phone: 780-778-3531

  • Located on Flats Road, this is an 18-hole golf course with clubhouse facilities and pro-shop.
  • Contact the Golf Club at 780-778-3531.

Anniversary Square

  • Located in the downtown core, Anniversary Square commemorates Whitecourt's 50th Anniversary.  The park features a clock tower and Whitecourt's 2009 Time Capsule, which won't be opened until 2049, is buried under this feature.

Centennial Park

  • Located on the south boundary of Town, this is a large green space with numerous walking trails.

 

Friendship Park

  • Located in the downtown core, Friendship Park commemorates the bonds of friendship that exist between Whitecourt’s Twin Town Kamiyubetsu, Japan.

Heritage Park

  • Located on the grounds surrounding the Forest Interpretive Centre, this park features three visitor accessible heritage buildings, a barn and a number of assorted antique vehicles and farm machinery.  The Old Blue Ridge Church is often used for weddings.  Excellent site for family photos!
  • Explore the 800-metre Interpretive Trail that winds through the forest.
  • For more information on Heritage Park, contact the Forest Interpretive Centre at 780-778-3433.

Memorial Point

  • Memorial Point is located at the top of the stairs leading from the Highway 43 Walking Trail, north of the intersection of Millar Road and Sakwatamau Drive.  The memorial recognizes and honours Whitecourt and Woodlands County residents who have lost their lives while serving in the Canadian Armed Forces, police force, fire and ambulance services.  A stainless steel tree is adorned with copper leaves, each representing an individual who died while serving our community and/or country.

Off Leash Dog Park

  • An Off Leash Dog Park has been developed on the north-east boundary of Rotary Park. Your four-legged friend can take part in special off leash privileges while you relax and enjoy the outdoors. The park is an area where well-mannered dogs can enjoy a good run, or socialize with other dogs, while under the supervision of the owner.

Riverboat Park

  • Located on the west edge of Town, this park features a picnic area, shelter and boat launch to access the McLeod and Athabasca Rivers. A popular fishing spot!

Skateboard Park

Visible from the intersection of Pine Road and Highway 43.  Located behind the Community Resource Centre on Sunset Boulevard.

  • Local skateboarders can show off their best tricks at Skateboard Park.  The plaza-style design includes many street skateboarding features including: stairs, rails, hips (two ramps placed together at an angle), and hubbas (a ledge running alongside a set of stairs).  The layout has left room for a second phase of the skatepark which will feature a concrete bowl for skaters to fine tune their tricks.

Rotary Park

Located at the end of 51st Street, north of the Fire Hall | For information contact the Town Office at 780-778-2273.

  • Features picnic areas, sport fields, playgrounds, an asphalt trail and a pond that is stocked for family fishing in the summer and cleared for winter skating.
  • Grab your fishing rod and tackle, and take your family fishing at Rotary Park.  Fishing is limited to people under the age of 16 years, or those accompanied by one or more people under the age of 16 years.  Fishing at Rotary Park is permitted from May to October. 
  • The Whitecourt River Slides are open during the summer months for family enjoyment.  The water feature consists of two man-made creeks with a series of pools and drops for tubing and play, with a shallow basin and beach at the end of the creeks.
  • Constructed in 2013, the Rotary Park Playground is the tallest playground structure in Alberta, and features a Rocks and Ropes Adventure component, Little Tikes play structure, electronic ICON component. 
  • The Off Leash Dog Park is located on the north-east boundary of Rotary Park.  Take your well-mannered dog to enjoy a good run or socialize with other dogs.

For more information on Rotary Park, click here.