The Town of Okotoks is pleased to announce the completion of several outdoor recreation facility improvements, including the addition of beach volleyball courts, at Riverside Community Park, located at 1400 North Railway Street.
The volleyball courts include one single court as well as three multi-courts with various net heights. Along with the four beach volleyball courts located at the east end of the new parking area, improvements also include the installation of seating berms, an additional outdoor washroom facility, landscaping, and parking lot upgrades.
The courts are open to the public during normal park hours (5 a.m. to 11 p.m.); and for the remainder of 2021 will be open for drop-in, on a first-come basis. As such, users are asked to be courteous, and adjust use accordingly to share the facility. Courts will be open until mid-October, depending on weather.
Recreation Services will be establishing public drop-in opportunities and rates and fees for booking the courts for exclusive use, starting in 2022. Usage guidelines and more details can be found on the Town's website under the Outdoor Facilities section at www.okotoks.ca/volleyball.
The need for beach volleyball courts was identified as a community priority in the Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Master Plan, created in 2017, and will also support the beach volleyball competitions for the recently announced 2023 Alberta Summer Games.
The addition of the beach volleyball courts allows a greater number of Okotoks residents access to quality outdoor recreation facilities. The courts also provide increased opportunities for organized and unorganized outdoor leisure pursuits for all residents to integrate sports and physical activities in their daily life.