City Hall Park

City Hall Park is an ornamental park located directly west of City Hall. The park hosts 40,000 annuals every year in a variation of colours and patterns in the summer and 100,000 lights in the winter season.

Summer in the Park

Photo of flower beds with City Hall in the background
Photo of pink, purple, orange and yellow flowers
photo of flower bed in full bloom from City Hall

Pollinator Park

City Hall Park is a City dedicated pollinator park. This initiative protects both native and planted habitat specifically for native pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths, beetles and hummingbirds. In these parks especially, there is no spraying for weeds or insect pests, grass is left a little longer, and the edges between grass and forest are more ragged - perfect for pollinators!

Please visit the Pollinator Park webpage for more information.

Winter Lights in the Park

Photo of City-Hall-Park---Winter-landscape
Photo of City-Hall-Park---Winter-large-trees
photo of City-Hall-Park in the Winter---wall-of-trees

After our annual Red Deer Lights the Night event, the lights at City Hall Park will be on every night from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. seven days a week until the second week in January. The light show on the corner of City Hall will play music and lights will flash every night from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. daily. There are over 92,000 light bulbs that light City Hall Park. There are approximately 168 pole decorations in the downtown as well.

History

City Hall Park

City Hall Park dates back to 1902. A legal dispute dragged on for more than a decade before the property was finally awarded to the town. From 1914 to 1924 the park was used primarily for recreation purposes, such as ice skating in the winter and baseball in the summer. In 1943 the Elks Club built a paddling pool on the northeast corner of the park. The original City Hall sat along Ross Street just west of the pool.

In 1949, Park Superintendent, Hugh Gilchrist, drew up plans for an ornamental area at the west end of the park. In 1964 a new City Hall was built and the park was expanded to include the site of the old City Hall.

In 1964 a public library opened on the south side of the park.

News & Notices

Proposed 2019 Operating Budget...

December 12, 2018

With a focus on community safety for our community, the recommended 2019 Operating Budget considers the current state of growth, economy, and maintaining quality of life for Red Deerians.

Notify Red Deer system test this...

December 11, 2018

Residents can expect to receive text, email and phone call alerts on Thursday as The City runs a test of their emergency notification system, Notify Red Deer.

Increase of 1 per cent for exempt City..

December 10, 2018

Exempt staff will see a 1 per cent increase in their salary, effective January 1, 2018, after City Council approved the adjustment at tonight’s City Council meeting.