Recreation, Parks & Leisure

The Town of Coaldale offers recreation and culture programs & facilities for people of all ages.

Learn more in this section …

Recreation & Culture Programs

The Town of Coaldale offers Recreation and Culture Programming.

Winter 2018 Courses are now open for registration. CLICK HERE

For more information call 403-345-1324.

For Registration and Payment visit the Town Office at 1920-17 Street. 403-345-1300


Sport and Recreation Working Group 

The Council of the Town of Coaldale appreciates citizens getting involved in their community affairs by actively participating in boards, committees and working groups.

As a member of the Sport and Recreation Working Group, you will have direct influence on the programming of a future sport and recreation facility for the community.

If you are interested in serving on the Working Group, please return the application form to the Town Office, or email the completed form to us.

APPLICATION FORM

WORKING GROUP INFORMATION


Coaldale Skating Schedule

Please be aware that helmets are required for all skaters 12 years old and under and are recommended for older skaters as well. In the interest of public safety and skater enjoyment at the Coaldale Arena, hockey sticks and pucks are not allowed during public ice times or during the regular Parent & Tot Skate. Please not pucks and sticks are allowed during the Parent & Tot Hockey Skate Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m.

Please click on the links below for the rules governing use of the Coaldale Arena including Public Skating, Dressing Rooms and Arena Protocol.

Public Skate Protocol

Dressing Room Code of Conduct

Arena Protocol


Town of Coaldale Recreation and Culture Guide

Coming Soon: Please check back for our Winter 2017-18 Recreation & Culture Guide.


Coaldale Pool

 

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 $85/hour and includes 15 swim passes.

Please check out our Family Swim Rules.

For more information, please contact the pool office at 403-345-1346 between May 8 and August 27.


Southern Alberta Summer Games- check back in the Spring of 2018 for updated information.


Coaldale Parks

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.

Tot Lot/Spray Park

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

McCain Park

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

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

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

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.


 

Leisure

Coaldale Public Librarylibrary

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 help@coaldalelibrary.ca.
Location: 2014—18 Street
Website: www.coaldalelibrary.ca
Facebook: Coaldale Public Library
Twitter: @CoaldaleLibrary

 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
Websitewww.burrowingowl.com

Gem of the West Museum & Tourist InformationGem Museum

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
Website:  www.gemofthewest.ca

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
Website: www.landolakesgolf.com 

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
Website: indianhill.ca

Accommodations and Camping

Coaldale Inn

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

Website: indianhill.ca/camp-fish/