Check out the Town's xeriscaping (landscaping for water conservation) demonstration sites at the Okotoks Recreation Centre, Recycling Centre, Northridge Drive medians, Rotary Performing Arts Centre, and Seaman Stadium. These are non-irrigated demonstration sites that incorporate the various principles of xeriscaping to achieve beautiful low maintenance landscapes. Other xeriscaped sites include the heritage garden at the Okotoks Museum and Archives Heritage House, the Healthy Okotoks Coalition community garden and Voluntree Grove at Kinsmen Park.
For information and suggestions on recommended plants, trees and shrubs to include in your yard, please see the following:
- Recommended Plant List for Xeriscaping
(includes plants that are drought-tolerant and deer-resistant and grow well in our zone, but are not part of the Water Conservation Rebate program.)
- Water Conservation Rebate Program Plant List
(includes plants that are eligible for rebates as part of the Water Rebate program.)
The xeriscaping information includes recommended landscaping practices that work well in our area. The Town encourages you to consider these xeriscaping principles and plant material choices when landscaping your property.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Parks at 403-938-8958.