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 over 2018. 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:

Snowshoe Rentals Program

Have fun while learning a new winter activity!

The County of Grande Prairie is offering people an opportunity to snowshoe! Pipestone Creek Park and Kleskun Hill Park will offer snowshoe rentals for $10 a pair while we still have snow.

Times and Location:

Saturday & Sunday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact Park Hosts to reserve snowshoes.  Kleskun Hill 780-567-3685 or Pipestone Creek 780-766-2391

Gardening FUNdamentals Workshops

Raised Bed Gardening Workshops

Join Heritage Farm in this hands on Permaculture workshop where you will learn how to grow your own food in our northern climate. Whether you are new to gardening or an experienced Zone 2 grower, this workshop will show you the tips and tricks to help with a successful harvest. The workshop includes hands on instructions on building your own raised beds, an introduction to Permaculture techniques, soil science and the cultural requirements of raised bed gardening to grow organic food for your family. 

Monday, April 15 County Parks & Recreation Shop 6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m. Register HERE

Tuesday, April 16 Bezanson Legion 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Register HERE

Wednesday, May 8 County Parks & Recreation Shop 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Register HERE

Cost: $25.00 per person


Future Programs

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.