Beaches & Lakeside Parks
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, fire 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 on the east side of West Chestermere Drive.
- Free angle parking will be available along the west side of West Chestermere Drive up to Lakeside Greens Drive. If you are parking on the street, the City urges users to park as far off the road in the grassy areas as possible while being cautious and courteous to other vehicles. Alternate parking may be available at John Peake Park. If there is no room in these places, consider visiting the beach on another day.
- The CRCA announced the will allow for parking when their facility schedule will allow for it. There will be a charge of $10 per vehicle to park in their lot. Read more about that decision here.
- As per provincial easing of COVID-19 measures on July 1, 2021, there are 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.
- As there are 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.
If you have concerns about poor behaviour at the beach, call the non-emergency RCMP line at 403-204-8900.
The City of Chestermere’s Alcohol in the Parks pilot project is now available at two City parks, allowing for responsible alcohol consumption within clearly designated areas of John Peake and Sunset Parks.
Parkgoers now have the option of having an alcoholic beverage between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. at both City parks. Users may roam around the large grassy areas with an alcoholic beverage as long as they remain within the clearly defined areas found on posted signage at the parks.
The City of Chestermere asks users to drink responsibly and please be respectful to other park users and their surroundings.
The City is also asking parkgoers to tell us about their user experience with the pilot project. Users can access our feedback link through QR codes posted in the parks or by visiting Chestermere.ca/parkfeedback.
o This pilot project will only take place at John Peake Park and Sunset Park.
o These locations were chosen with surrounding areas in mind, ensuring proper distance from playgrounds and family-central locations, with access to portable washrooms.
o It will allow the consumption of wine, coolers, beer, cider, liqueurs and similar type products ONLY in the grassy areas of the parks - not in the parking lots or sidewalks. The consumption of any “spirits” is prohibited in an open space.
o Consumption will be allowed between the hours of 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. ONLY.
o No glass beverage containers are allowed.
o Disruptive behaviour, public intoxication, and public urination WILL NOT be tolerated. Users are expected to be respectful of other parkgoers and to clean up after themselves.
o As this is a pilot project, if unacceptable behaviour becomes an issue, the City of Chestermere Administration/Municipal Enforcement reserves the right to cancel the program at any time, without warning.
After reviewing feedback from the City’s public consultation, other City units such as Community Peace Officers, RCMP, and legal counsel earlier in the summer, Chestermere City Council decided to proceed with introducing the “Alcohol in the Parks” pilot program. The pilot will be reviewed again in late Fall. Amendments were made to the Community Standards Bylaw (004-12) in conjunction with these groups to allow for the project to proceed.
If you've visited John Peak or Sunset Parks lately, you may have noticed our new lakeside brick fire pits. They are usable year-round so everyone can enjoy Chestermere's lakeside parks in all seasons.
These fire pits are FREE to use on a first-come, first-served basis - just BYOFW (bring your own firewood)!
We ask users to be fire safe while using them:
✔️ Never leave the fire unattended.
✔️ Make sure the fire is out before leaving.
✔️ Only use firewood - please don't burn other materials.
✔️ Check for local fire bans before starting your fire.
✔️ Call 911 if the fire gets out of control.
For more information, please see Community Standards Bylaw (004-12).