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Open Spaces (Parks)

Email:  openspaces@okotoks.ca  
The Open Spaces team provides professional care of parks, pathways, playgrounds, outdoor recreation facilities, natural spaces, and trees. Open Spaces will also provide information on parks and natural areas stewardship, vegetation management and urban forests.

Okotoks residents have made a significant commitment to their open spaces, which means that they think about and consider many different types and kinds of green spaces and natural areas outside of traditional municipal parks. Residents consistently have reported that open spaces are important on their list of priorities towards the kind of community they want to live in and be part of developing for the children and grandchildren. Pathways, the river valley, local community parks, urban forests, the community garden, the river valley escarpment, boulevards etc. all receive attention in our Open Spaces planning and management.
Parks and Amenities
- 96 Parks
- 48 Playgrounds
- 14 Ball Diamonds
- 15 Soccer Pitches
- 2 Football/Rugby Fields
- 1 Outdoor Fitness Trail
- 5 Tennis Courts
- 8 Basketball Courts
- 1 Multi Sport Courts
- 5 Football Fields
- 1 Running Track
- 8 Outdoor Skating Rinks
- 4 Toboggan Runs 
- 1 Skateboard Park
- 1 BMX Track

Town Xeriscaping Initiatives
Check out the Towns xeriscaping (landscaping for water conservation) demonstration sites at the Okotoks Recreation Centre, Recycling Centre, Northridge Drive and Seaman Stadium.  These are non-irrigated sites planted with drought resistant turf mixes, ornamental grasses and other drought-resistant plants.  Visit the heritage garden at the Heritage House, the Healthy Okotoks Coalition community garden and Voluntree Grove at Kinsmen Park and the water features at Suntree Park.  
Birth Place Groves
Town of Okotoks would like to announce the first of many Birth Place Groves. The groves will represent Okotoks newest citizens of each year which will grow into a grove that can be visited and enjoyed by people of Okotoks for decades or even centuries. For more info click here