The Town of Coaldale offers recreation and culture programs & facilities for people of all ages.
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Recreation & Culture Programs
The Town of Coaldale has taken on
Recreation and Culture Programming
formerly offered through the
County of Lethbridge Community Learning Council.
Course registration for Winter 2016-17
opens December 15
For more information call 403-345-1324
or visit Community Services
at the Gem of the West Museum.
Town of Coaldale 2016-2017 Public Skating Schedule
Public skating times are proudly sponsored by the Kinette Club of Coaldale.
The scheduled times are in effect from September 2016 to March 2017.
Public Skating begins Thursday, Sept. 8 at 9:45 a.m. with Parent & Tot Skate
and Friday, Sept. 9 with Public Skate at 1 p.m.
Please Note: Public Skating times are subject to change so please follow us on Twitter @CoaldaleAB and on Facebook at fb.com/CoaldaleAB for the most up to date information.
Town of Coaldale Leisure Guide
Click on Guide for electronic version or stop in at Community Services for a copy of the Winter guide.
The community pool has undergone extensive change over the last few years, the perfect place to escape the summer heat. In addition to public and family swimming, private bookings and children’s swimming lessons, the pool offers fitness classes and adult lessons.
A new private gazebo area featuring a private patio and BBQ can be booked for special events. The private gazebo area is available during public swim times for only $60.00/hour and includes 20 swim passes.
Please check out our Family Swim Rules.
For more information, please contact the pool office at 403-345-1346 between June 1 and August 28.
The Town of Coaldale offers a number of local parks and green space, the perfect place to kick off your shoes. Community gardens, state-of-the-art sports fields and specialized facilities make each park unique. Also, some parks are available for private bookings.
For information on sport field openings please call
the Sports Fields line at 403-345-1333.
With a wading pool and spray park, the Tot Lot is a wonderful place for adults and their toddlers. Washrooms/change rooms on site. Weather permitting, the facility usually opens around mid-June and closes in early fall. Best of all, entry is free!
Location: 2211—16 Street
Kin Skate Park
Into skateboarding or biking? Be sure to check out Kin Skate Park, located at 2310–22 Avenue. Developed and funded by the local chapter of the Kinsmen Club, this is the spot to try (or watch others trying) the latest board tricks.
For young children there’s a separate playground area, making Kin Skate Park an inviting place for the whole family.
Location: 2310-22 Avenue
This green space was created with funding from the McCain Foundation. It’s the ideal spot for a small picnic, a game of pickup soccer or a Frisbee toss. Located on the corner of HWY 3 and 13th Street, McCain Park is centrally located and close to the recreational “headquarters” of our community.
Rotary Memorial Park
Rotary Memorial Park is one of the Town’s most recent additions. Located at 19 Avenue & 13 Street, it couldn’t be situated in a better spot to sit down and enjoy a cold drink or ice cream. Relax on a park bench, or take a walk and enjoy the flowers and greenery. This community enhancement project is a must-see!
Location: 19 Avenue & 13 Street
Millennium Park—Veterans’ Cenotaph
This lovely, vast open green space is the home to the Town’s Veterans’ Cenotaph. Each year on November 11th, the park hosts the community’s Remembrance Day ceremony.
More than 11 acres in size, Millennium Park is also a major recreational intersecting point, connecting green space from the Hospital, Jennie Emery Elementary School, the Coaldale Sportsplex and ‘the HUB,’ an indoor recreational and social programming facility. Within the Park are a community fruit and vegetable garden, sports fields and a natural outdoor amphitheatre.
Location: Behind the Coaldale Sportsplex and across the road from RI Baker Middle School, along 13 Street between 20 & 21 Avenue.
Garden Grove Park
The Garden Grove Park was recently upgraded with brand new playground equipment and a pair of saucer swings. A volunteer-based build took three days to put up the new equipment in the fall of 2014. There is also green space for families to enjoy a picnic.
Location: 22 Street between 17 A and 16 A Avenues.
Eastview Park has an asphalt area for rollerbladers, ball hockey, basketball and other sports, as well as soccer pitches. For those interested in walking the park, there are plenty of benches to rest on or while away an afternoon.
Location: 1825-10 Street
Kinship Park is one of the newest playground and park areas developed in Coaldale. It is located in the Cottonwood subdivision, east of the Land-O-Lakes Golf Club. It includes playground equipment, swings and picnic tables. There is also green space for kicking around balls and playing catch.
Location: Aspen Drive off of Cottonwood Drive
Parkside Park is located in the Parkside subdivision on the East side of Coaldale and features playground equipment.
Location: West end of Parkside Drive
Off-leash Dog Park
Located at the corner of 20 Avenue and 8 Street, just West of the Owl’s Nest Campground, this park is ideal for dog owners who want to let their canine companions run leash free. Dog owners are reminded it is their responsibility to clean up their dog’s poop in this park and anywhere in Coaldale where they walk their dogs.
The off-lease dog park also serves as a stormwater retention pond during storm events and may be out of commission at times of high water volume due to storm run-off.
Interested in learning more about the Town’s overall master plan for recreational and park facilities? Consult the Town of Coaldale Recreation, Parks and Culture Master Plan.
The Coaldale Public Library is a member of the Chinook Arch Regional Library System. Patrons with a Coaldale Library membership card can use any library in the system, including Lethbridge Public Library, and have access to more than 900,000 digital and print items. The library welcomes school groups and runs various programs such as Small Wonders, Tween Club, Summer Reading Programs, and Adult Book Club. The County of Lethbridge Community Learning Council is located in the Coaldale Public Library.
The Coaldale Public Library is also home to the McCain Gallery, a facility hosting various exhibits, and can be rented for small workshops or events.
The Coaldale Public Library publishes a bi-monthly newsletter with news and event information. For additional information, or any other questions, call 403-345-1340 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: 2014—18 Street
Facebook: Coaldale Public Library
Alberta Birds of Prey Centre
The Alberta Birds of Prey Centre is a world-renowned conservation organization. Funded by donations and corporate sponsors, the Centre is dedicated to preserving Alberta’s wildlife heritage — and, especially, birds of prey. Visitors can learn more about owls, eagles, hawks and falcons through wildlife exhibits and demonstrations that encourage hands-on participation with free hourly flying demonstrations. There’s also a wetland and park area on-site. The Centre is open from May 10 through September 10, seven days a week, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Group tours may be arranged. Call 403.345.4262 for more information.
Location: 2124 – 16 Avenue
The museum, run by a community group consisting mainly of volunteers, focuses on preserving local historical information and artifacts that tell the story of Coaldale and its residents. The facility is open Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from late May through September and is fully accessible. Closed 12 to 1 p.m. Admission is by donation. The facility can also be booked for cultural events and meetings. To arrange a tour or for booking information call 403.345.1323.
Location: 20 Street & 13 Avenue
Land-O-Lakes Golf Club
This golf course is one of the best in Southern Alberta. The 6,459-yard, par-71 course, offers rolling greens, white sand, trees and an abundance of water, as well as a driving range, practice green and fully stocked pro shop. A licensed on-site restaurant at the clubhouse provides the perfect place to unwind after a challenging game. Land-O-Lakes is located in the southwest corner of Town. For more information or tee times call 403.345.2582.
Location: 102 Fairway Drive
Indian Hills Golf Course
This nine-hole, 2,983-yard course boasts mature trees, dogleg fairways and compact greens requiring pinpoint accuracy. Golfers can also enjoy the course’s driving range, practice green and clubhouse, which includes a fully licensed restaurant. Camping facilities are available across the road at McQuillan Lake. From Highway 3 turn onto Highway 512, about six miles east of Coaldale. Continue east from the four-way stop at Readymade for another mile, then proceed south for 3.5 miles. Call 403.345.5911 for more information or tee times.
Location: 12 miles southeast of Coaldale
Accommodations and Camping
Newly remodeled one bedroom guest rooms, featuring Queen and King-sized beds, prices starting at $89.00. Family restaurant open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sports pub hours 11 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Location: 913 19A Avenue
Indian Hills Campground
McQuillan Lake, located near Indian Hills Golf Course, is a peaceful spot and especially popular with fly fisher and birdwatchers. Annual trout stocking has made McQuillan Lake a popular sporting area for year-round fishing. For more information call 403.345.5911.
Location: 12 miles southeast of Coaldale