Alberta Parks

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Day Use is permitted. Outhouse facilities are open where feasible - be prepared with your own hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Campgrounds open, starting June 1 at 50% capacity. Second RV units will not be permitted on campsites. We are monitoring our actions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and will adjust as needed.

Optimizing Alberta Parks

Changes to the Alberta Parks system will allow government to focus its energy on renowned signature destinations and examine opportunities for other groups to operate smaller parks and day-use areas.

Immediate changes that will occur in 2020:

Sites proposed for partnerships

The government has assessed all 473 sites in the Alberta Parks system and identified 164 sites proposed for partnerships. These proposed changes account for less than one per cent of the Alberta Parks land base and would not impact protected areas managed for conservation.

Sites removed from the parks system would have their legal park designations removed, and could be open for alternate management approaches. This includes potential Park Partnerships through transfer to another entity such as a municipality, so that sites could continue to provide important economic and recreational benefits to local communities. Some of the sites could also stay open under a public lands management model or revert back to vacant public land.