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City of Red Deer plans for the return of outdoor fitness, outdoor pool, spray parks and more

May 28, 2021 1:03 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

On May 26, 2021, the provincial government released a three phased plan to reopening, with the first phase beginning on Tuesday, June 1.

As a result of the provincial announcement, the outdoor pool at the Recreation Centre will open for Household Activity Reservations and lane swim individual reservations on Thursday, June 3. As well, outdoor fitness will once again offer classes beginning June 1 and summer day camps are open for registration now - for camp options beginning in July. Due to the recent announcement, full-day summer camp options are being developed and more information will be released soon. Additionally, local sport organizations can once again rent outdoor fields and diamonds to host training sessions for up to 10 people, including coaches.

Activity Reservations are available through the Value Pass option for $27 per month. This pass allows customers to access outdoor fitness, virtual fitness, lane swimming, and all other individual Activity Reservations for one monthly fee.

The Blue Grass Sod Farm Central Spray and Play and the water feature at Kin Kanyon will open for public use on Saturday, May 29.

“We are very much looking forward to a summer full of recreation and culture opportunities, and are happy to get the ball rolling on some of them now,” said Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent. “The outdoor pool at the Recreation Centre will be operational for the first time since 2019. We are thrilled the community can access this amenity once again - and for a limited time, rent a portion of the pool for one hour for just $25.”

The outdoor pool will be available by Household Activity Reservation, or through lane swimming individual Activity Reservations only. Households may rent either the deep end, or shallow end for a one hour period.

Activity Reservations are bookable beginning on Saturday, May 29 through Look ‘n Book.

As a reminder, registration is currently open for:

  • Summer Day Camps for children aged 3-17 years
  • Preschool programming
  • Private swim lessons
  • Outdoor fitness
  • Household Activity Reservations for the ball diamonds and artificial turf at Setters Place and Great Chief Park
  • Virtual programming including; fitness, family, and arts & culture programming
  • Picnic shelters are bookable for gatherings of up to 10 people

For the most up-to-date program and activity information, and to register, please visit Look ‘n Book. Alternatively, customers can create their own custom Activity Guide to view the programs specific to their family at

“We are happy to have had the time from the provincial update to plan for the return of recreation and culture pursuits in our city,” says Barb McKee, Recreation Superintendent. “We are full of hopeful optimism as we plan for the return of further opportunities in June and July.”

More information about the impacts of phase two and three of the provincial reopening plan will be released as those milestones draw near.

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For more information, please contact:

Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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