Beaches & Lakeside Parks
Please note: The City is no longer charging visitors any fees to access the local beaches. However, there are only 58 parking spaces available at the Chestermere Recreation Centre and there will be a $10 charge per space to park at that location. Read more about parking under the 'Beach Parking' tab below.
Chestermere Lakefront Park Hours:
Closed from 12 a.m. - 5 a.m. Open otherwise unless posted.
Lakeside Park & Beach Locations:
|Anniversary Park & Beach|
|Location: 208 West Chestermere Drive|
Amenities at Anniversary Park include a beautiful sand beach, a lakeside promenade, rolling grass hills, picnic spaces increased green spaces! There are also bathrooms onsite.
|Cove Park & Beach|
|Location: 259 Cove Road|
Located at the northeast end of the Lake, Cove Park is a tranquil location to enjoy the small beach, walking path along the peninsula and a brand new pirate ship playground. A small tennis court, basketball pad and gazebo are also located in the area.
|Location: 421 East Chestermere Drive|
Sunset park is a favourite place for paddle boarders, windsurfers, sail boarders and kit skiers. There is no beach but there are concrete steps into the lake. Barbeque pits, a beach volleyball court and a birth forest make it a popular destination for picnics.
Visitors to the beaches and lakeside parks may swim in the lake. Lake water quality is monitored regularly and information about lake maintenance can be found here.
- There is NO PARKING PERMITTED at Anniversary Park or in front of residents’ driveways.
- There are ONLY 58 PARKING SPOTS FOR BEACH GOERS AT THE REC CENTRE parking lot. The CRCA announced that they will be charging $10 per vehicle to park in their lot. Read more about that decision here.
- Once the Rec Centre parking lot is full, you must find somewhere else to park. Recommended spots include the west side of West Chestermere Drive (without blocking other roadways), and the John Peake Park parking lot. If there is no room in these places, consider visiting the beach on another day.
- If you are parking on a street, you cannot park on the grass and you cannot park within 1.5m of a driveway.
- As per provincial easing of COVID-19 measures on July 1, 2021, there will be no capacity limits at the beach.
- If someone is uncomfortable with the crowds, especially if you have not had your 2nd vaccination, you may want to consider visiting the beach on another day.
- Fencing may still be up due to contractor availability to remove it.
- As there will be no capacity limits, staff will not be monitoring the beach. However, RCMP and CPOs will be doing regular patrols in the area throughout the weekend.
- Washrooms and showers are cleaned and sanitized regularly.
If you’re planning to visit the park or the beach, here’s a few things you need to know:
- Parks are generally unsupervised and use may involve risk of injury. The City of Chestermere is not responsible for loss or injury to park users or damaged property.
- There is no lifeguard on duty. Enter the water at your own risk.
- Pets must be on leash and stay on the grass. Take responsibility for picking up after your pet and for their behaviour.
- Shade shelters under 10x10 feet are permitted on the grass, and shade options that do not need to be staked down are permitted on the sand area.
- Do not dig below six inches in the sand. A filtration liner is installed under the beach. Digging or placing items such as umbrellas in the sand can puncture the liner.
- Littering is prohibited.
- Smoking and alcohol are not permitted.
- BBQs are not permissible in the beach area.
- If you are sick, you must stay home. People who have travelled internationally in the last 14 days, or are a close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days, are not permitted.