Parks & Playgrounds

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The City of Grande Prairie is currently completing an engagement survey on park and playground use throughout the community to gauge the needs and wants of our residents as we complete budget planning for our parks and playgrounds. We are aiming to get a better idea of who uses the parks and playgrounds, which locations are most popular, what features are in highest demand and many more areas of park and playground usage.

We appreciate everyone's feedback to help inform the budget deliberation process for the development, maintenance and enhancement of services related to parks, playgrounds and recreational play in Grande Prairie!

The City of Grande Prairie has an annual Parks Outdoor Asset Management budget of $1,890,803, which comes out of the $7,892,322 overall Parks Operations budget for 2019. This budget includes repairs and maintenance on all outdoor infrastructure including upkeep through monthly scheduled inspections by a certified inspector.

In addition, there is $20,000 budgeted every second year for playground surface replacement and $450,000 budgeted annually for playground equipment replacement from the City's capital budget.

As of 2019, the City owns 103 playgrounds. Developers install playgrounds when constructing new neighborhoods. Playgrounds are constructed to meet specifications, inspected and are then under warranty for two years. The City assumes ownership once the playground has been constructed and assumes the responsibility for ongoing repair, maintenance and life cycle replacement. The typical lifespan of a playground structure ranges between 15 to 20 years.

The playgrounds the City owns do not include those located on school sites.

View a full listing and map of all of our parks and playgrounds on our online interactive Parks app.

The City of Grande Prairie is currently completing an engagement survey on park and playground use throughout the community to gauge the needs and wants of our residents as we complete budget planning for our parks and playgrounds. We are aiming to get a better idea of who uses the parks and playgrounds, which locations are most popular, what features are in highest demand and many more areas of park and playground usage.

We appreciate everyone's feedback to help inform the budget deliberation process for the development, maintenance and enhancement of services related to parks, playgrounds and recreational play in Grande Prairie!

The City of Grande Prairie has an annual Parks Outdoor Asset Management budget of $1,890,803, which comes out of the $7,892,322 overall Parks Operations budget for 2019. This budget includes repairs and maintenance on all outdoor infrastructure including upkeep through monthly scheduled inspections by a certified inspector.

In addition, there is $20,000 budgeted every second year for playground surface replacement and $450,000 budgeted annually for playground equipment replacement from the City's capital budget.

As of 2019, the City owns 103 playgrounds. Developers install playgrounds when constructing new neighborhoods. Playgrounds are constructed to meet specifications, inspected and are then under warranty for two years. The City assumes ownership once the playground has been constructed and assumes the responsibility for ongoing repair, maintenance and life cycle replacement. The typical lifespan of a playground structure ranges between 15 to 20 years.

The playgrounds the City owns do not include those located on school sites.

View a full listing and map of all of our parks and playgrounds on our online interactive Parks app.

  • The following survey is about Grande Prairie Parks and Playgrounds. The feedback will be used to determine what you value most about this service. A balance will be sought regarding service level delivery and user demands in an effort to be more effective.

    The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.


    The following survey is about Grande Prairie Parks and Playgrounds. The feedback will be used to determine what you value most about this service. A balance will be sought regarding service level delivery and user demands in an effort to be more effective.

    The survey takes approximately 10 minutes to complete.


    Consultation has concluded