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:

 Kids Can Catch Event 

Sunday, August 11, 2019 9:00 am -1:00 pm  Pre-registration for the event is required. Click here to register. 

The County of Grande Prairie has teamed up with Alberta Conservation to host the province-wide program, Kids Can Catch Event at the County Sportsplex Pond located at 7407 - 108 Street in Clairmont (on the east side of the Sportsplex parking lot behind the playground) This event is free to attend and creates a non-competitive family fishing atmosphere to hook new and young anglers on fishing. It is a chance to fish and learn about fish conservation and responsible angling.

This event is open to families with kids under 16 years of age. You can bring your fishing gear or use the event fishing rods. Kids under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult to participate in the event. The program will accept up to 20 participants in each hour time slot. Deadline to register is August 10, 2019 at 6:00 p.m.

Keep in mind that fishing regulations still apply.

The Crosslink County Sportsplex will have FREE drop-in at the Fieldhouse with bouncy houses from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm during the event.

In the event of inclement/poor weather, the event may be cancelled.

It is recommended that participants dress appropriately according to weather conditions, and bring insect repellent.

 We are excited to have this program as an annual event every summer.

 


 

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.