Sherwood Park is a large hamlet in Alberta, Canada located within Strathcona County. It is recognized as an urban service area that was established on farmland in 1955 just east of Edmonton.With a population of 68,782 in 2015, Sherwood Park has enough people to be Alberta’s seventh largest city. Although it is technically still a hamlet the government of Alberta considers it as equivalent to a city.
Sherwood Park offers a unique environment for visitors. With both urban and rural experiences, our region provides special escape for travellers and visitors. Enjoy the award winning Community Centre, the heart of Sherwood Park. Walk through scenic Broadmoor Lake Park, and visit cultural sites such as Festival Place Theatre or the Art Gallery.
Centre in the Park is a multi-use area being developed within the heart of Sherwood Park. It is a place where people live, work and spend their leisure time. I believe that it is the number one place to see when visiting Sherwood Park. It is a well deserved award winning Community Centre that has a lot to offer.
Centre in the Park Features
Community Centre – The Community Centre is a multi-use facility for culture, learning, services and celebrations.
The Library: two floors - 64,000 square feet, including space to park the Bookmobile, which serves rural Strathcona. The Strathcona County Library opened on November 1, 2010 in the Community Centre.
The Agora: community meeting place for celebrations, events, conferences
Council Chambers: a place for local municipal government, community meetings and presentations
Art Gallery: dedicated to art features, displays and education.
The Galleria: an interior street linking the entire centre to County Hall
The Artrium: a casual venue for art displays and corridor to meeting rooms and municipal offices
Family and Community Services: accessible space to deliver programs and services
- Prairie Walk– A pedestrian walkway that links the Community Centre and central plaza area with Festival Place and Sherwood Park’s Heritage Trail system. Prairie Walk has been designed and landscaped to reflect Strathcona County’s history, culture and natural environment. It is my absolute favourite place to take pictures , and each time you visit there is something new to see and experience.
Sherwood Park is my home and I am thankful for everything it has to offer.
Until next time,
Miss Teenage Sherwood Park 2016 – Samantha