Free Events & Activities within Red Deer

Are you looking for fun things to do in Red Deer that cost little or no money? Here's what the community has to offer!
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Indoor - Recreation Facilities

Collicutt Centre
Annual Free or Discounted Programs
Free Annual Events at the Facility
  • Youth & Volunteer Centre - Camp Alexo (summer camp pick up and drop off site)
  • Health Action Team Leadership Day (April 26, 2017)
  • Go Girl Event - free to all grade 5 girls throughout the City (occurs in May each year)
Free Programs or Events through Partnerships with Community Organizations
  • National Drowning Prevention Week - water smart learning activities for children (July 16-22)
2017 Special Initiatives
  • Rip 'n Rec Summer Pass
  • Canada Winter Games - Free access to the facility on March 11, 2017 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
G.H. Dawe Community Centre
Free Annual Events
  • Grow Boy Event - free for all grade 6 boys throughout the City
  • Xplore Sport Day - September 9, 2017 - 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Free Programs or Events though Partnerships with Community Organizations
  • National Drowning Prevention Week - water smart learning activities for children (July 16-22)
2017 Special Initiatives
  • Rip 'n Rec Summer Pass
  • Canada Winter Games - Free access to the facility on March 11, 2017 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Recreation Centre
Annual Free or Discounted Programs
Free Programs or Events through Partnerships with Community Organizations
  • National Drowning Prevention Week - water smart learning activities for children (July 16-22)
2017 Special Initiatives
Michener Centre
Annual Free or Discounted Programs
Free Programs or Events through Partnerships with Community Organizations
  • National Drowning Prevention Week - water smart learning activities for children (July 16-22)
2017 Special Initiatives
Culture Services Centre
Annual Free or Discounted Programs
Servus Arena
Free Annual Events
  • Monthly Community Free Skate/Play Event
Facility Opening/Re-Opening and Ground Breaking Events
  • Official opening - date TBD

Outdoor - Ongoing Programs and Amenities

City operated
Free Activity Amenities
  • Parks and park amenities
  • Blue Grass Sod Farm Central Spray and Play Spray Park
  • Kin Kanyon Rock
  • Great Chief Park - Pitch and Putt (re-opening in 2018)
  • Discovery Canyon and nature themed playground
  • Picnic areas - city wide
  • Cross country ski trails
  • Bower Ponds
  • McKenzie Trails
The City of Red Deer has:
  • 165 playgrounds
  • 10 outdoor fitness parks
  • over 110 km of walking and biking trails
  • 85 ball diamonds
  • 78 turf football/soccer fields
  • 2 dog off-leash parks (Three Mile Bend Recreation Area - Off Leash Park and Oxbows Off Leash Dog Park)
  • 75 outdoor skating parks
  • 50 outdoor tennis courts
  • 25 outdoor basketball courts
  • 2 disc golf courses
  • 9 pickle ball courts
  • 1 cricket pitch
  • 2 skateboard parks (Red Deer Skatepark and Glendale Skatepark)
  • horseshoe pitches
  • Red Deer Mountain Bike Park
  • Great West Adventure Park - BMX
  • 5 Community Food Forests
  • Maskepetoon Park
  • City Hall Park
  • Heritage Tours
  • Public Art walking tour
  • Picnic Paks

Outdoor - Special Events

Free annual events
City operated
Community operated
  • Health Action Team Leadership Day (at the Collicutt Centre in April)
  • Youth & Volunteer Centre - Camp Alexo - (summer camp pick up and drop off site at the Collicutt Centre)
  • Go Girl (free event for all grade 5 girls throughout the city; held at the Collicutt Centre in May)
  • Grow Boy (free event for all grade 6 boys throughout the city; held at the G.H. Dawe Community Centre in May)
  • Canada Day Celebrations (held at Bower Ponds on July 1)
  • CentreFest (takes place on Ross Street)
  • Public Markets
Events that are a result of City Sponsorship Agreements
  • Blue Grass Sod Farms Annual Family Picnic
2017 special initiatives