Recreation Events & Programs

The Parks and Recreation department is pleased to announce it will be hosting a number of Outdoor Recreation and Environmental Education programs. The County's overall goal is to provide residents and the public with opportunities to be active and form a connection to nature, to increase their overall health and quality of life. There will be programs available for families, youth and adults to attend.

Upcoming Programs & Events:

 

Snowshoes Rentals

Starting in December 7, 2019 the County of Grande Prairie is offering weekend snowshoe rentals at Pipestone Creek Park and Kleskun Hill Park.

Cost: $5.00/ pair (6 pairs at each park)

Time: 1:00 pm -4:00 pm  Saturdays at Pipestone Creek Park (780-766-2391)

1:00 pm -4:00 pm  Sundays Kleskun Hill Park (780-567-4105) You can reserve snowshoes by calling the park hosts, otherwise snowshoes will be rented out on a first come/first serve basis.

If you are interested in group snowshoe rentals (20 people max) please contact the County Parks and Recreation department for details at 780-532-9727 ext 2108.

 

Get outdoors this winter!

Whatever winter throws at us, County folk are a hardy bunch! This year don't hibernate-embrace the outdoors and make a point of enjoying the Alberta sunshine regardless of the temperature. Stay turned for updates on winter programming including family friendly activities like snowshoeing, hiking, photography.

Frostival

 Family Frostival on February 17  12 p.m. -3 p.m. at the Crosslink County Sportsplex.

 Located at the Crosslink County Sportsplex Bring the family outdoors and get “unplugged” at this  FREE Family Day Weekend Event! Stop by for sleigh rides, tobogganing, snow sculpture/snow painting, snowshoeing, bonfires and snacks.

 

 


 

Future Programs

 

Nordic Pole Walking Fundamentals

This introduction to Nordic Pole Walking is a low impact. but great total body workout. Take you outdoor walks to a new level and prepare for an urban or backcountry hike. All skill and fitness levels welcome. Poles will be supplied

 Outdoor Safety FUNdamentals 
Be prepared for the backcountry. This FUNdamentals program includes AdventureSmart and BearSmart presentations where participants will learn about various outdoor safety practices including trip planning, travel and packing tips and how to minimize negative encounters with wildlife.

Exploring My Sense of Nature
Kids participating in this program will be encouraged to explore nature by tapping into their five senses (Sight, Smell, Taste, Touch, Hear) while participating in a variety of activities.  Participants will be encouraged to ‘tune out’ of distractions and focus inward to connect with the nature around them. 

Camping FUNdamentals
Discover the joy of camping and connect with nature in the introduction to camping program.  Participants will learn the basics on how to select a campsite, set up a tent, build and cook over a fire.

Snowshoe FUNdamentals Program
This program will introduce participants to the wonderful activity of snowshoeing.  Participants will learn about snowshoe equipment, the history of snowshoeing, basic snowshoe manoeuvres, how to recognize hazards, and have the opportunity to meet new people

For more information on the County's Recreation Programs, contact the Recreation Program Coordinator at 780-532-9727 or parksandrecreation@countygp.ab.ca.