There are no circumstances in which stormwater facilities are safe for walking, skating or any other use: the surface may look solid, but changes underneath present a significant danger. Stormwater facilities are not formed naturally. They are specifically created to take run-off from local streets and filter it before it flows into the river.
There are a number of reasons they are not safe:
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Yes, there are public washrooms in a few locations:
Visitor Information Center, downtown at 521 First St W (just east of Fifth), open 7 days a week 10am-5pm.
There are also washrooms open daily May to September, weather permitting, at the Cochrane Ranche Historic Site (Hwy 1A east of Hwy 22) and Mitford Pond Park (west end of West Rock Road off of Hwy 22).
Yes! As soon as the colder weather permits, Parks staff actively work on establishing two outdoor skating areas:
Both are maintained for ice skating as long as the weather allows. Lights are on nightly until 10pm. Always call the 24-hour Facility Status Line for updates before you head out: 403-851-2552.
A Festival and Events permit is required to host any event in a Town park. Please call 403-851-2535 for more information.
If you would like to honour a loved one, family or group with a bench or picnic table in a Town park, you can purchase a piece of park furniture and have it installed by Town Parks staff, complete with bronze plaque. Find out more or apply.
A permit is required to access your property through a Town park or pathway. Contact us at least 72 hours before you need access 403-851-2590 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be prepared with information such as the type, size and weight of vehicle being used, materials to be transported, and the length of time required to complete the work. All permits are weather dependent. There is no charge for the permit. Permits are assessed on an individual need basis.
Fishing is permitted at Mitford Pond. Mitford Pond is stocked annually with trout. Anglers 13 years old and younger are allowed to use bait and keep one trout per day. All other anglers 14 years and older, must release their catch and use single barbless hooks on their lures or flies, absolutely no bait. A license is required by any person 16 or over. There is no night or ice fishing permitted.