Beaches & Lakeside Parks
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- Beach Admission Fees
- COVID-19 Regulations
- Beach Capacity Limits
- Location & Hours
- General Park Regulations
- Beach FAQs
Beach Admission Fees
On July 28, City Council passed Bylaw 026-20 that implements beach admission fees for non-residents. Please prepared to show identification upon arrival to Chestermere beaches.
2020 Beach Admission Fees
|Type of Admission||Fee|
|Visitors over 15 years of age||$15|
|Youth between 3 and 14 years of age||$5|
|Infants under 3 years of age||Free|
|Family (maximum of 2 adults & 3 youth)||$40|
Note: Payment must be by credit & debit cards only. Cash will not be accepted.
Resident Identification: Chestermere residents over the age of 15 will need to prove residency by showing identification before being allowed complimentary entry. This can be a driver’s license, mail, or school ID. An adult resident can also vouch for another person’s residency.
Wristbands: Once visitors have paid or been verified as a Chestermere resident, beachgoers will be given a wristband that allows access to any of the three lakeside parks that day, provided the park is not already at capacity. People with a wristband will be permitted to leave the beach area and return as they need, so long as the maximum capacity isn’t reached.
Visiting our Lakeside Parks & Beaches during COVID-19:
If you plan to visit a Chestermere beach or lakeside park, here is what you need to know:
Before You Come:
- 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.
- Plan ahead. The beach may be full by the time you arrive (see capacity limits above), and you will need to wait or find alternate arrangements.
- Beaches and lakeside parks are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Booking a spot in advance is not an option.
- Read the Provincial Beach Guidance Document before you arrive.
At the Beach / Park
- See above for current beach fees and capacity limits.
- Parking at Anniversary Park will be closed off to provide room for queuing and accessibility parking. Visitors can park in the designated areas in the Rec Centre parking lot.
- Visitors should always maintain 2 meters of physical distancing during all types of activities.
- Visitors are encouraged to wear a mask other than when they are in the water.
- The Province is currently advising that COVID-19 transmission through water is currently unknown, and people entering the water do so at their own risk.
- The Province advises beachgoers to avoid sharing items such as food, toys and supplies with people who don’t live with you.
- Additional safety measures in place include clear markings for lineups to bathrooms and showers, increased signage, more hand sanitizing stations, and limiting the number of people entering the washroom at a time. Visitors must respect the limits on those facilities.
- Washrooms and showers are cleaned and sanitized regularly.
- The City will be controlling and monitoring capacity limits with fencing, designated entrances and exits, and staff.
- Regular patrols will be occurring in the parks and beaches.
- If visitors do not respect health regulations, the RCMP or public health inspectors are authorized to enforce orders under the Provincial Health Act.
- Visitors violating the orders will be asked to leave and may be fined.
- The City can also limit or close the beaches if necessary.
Maximum Lakeside Occupancy Limits:
Note: These are maximum limits; if overcrowding continues to be a problem or enforcement officers determine that people are not following the provincial regulations, the City may further limit or close beaches. If visitors (regardless of whether they are residents or not) come to the park and it is at capacity, they will need to wait or come back later.
The City of Chestermere announced new occupancy maximums and other regulations are under the Provincial Beach Guidance Document to ensure that visitors to our beaches and parks can have a safe and healthy experience.
Closed from 12am-5am. 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. The park is free to visit.
|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.
Visiting the Park
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.
- 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.
- Can I go swimming in the Lake?
- Is lake water quality tested?
- Will we limit those using the lake to Chestermere residents?
- Are the beaches open?
- Can I go fishing in the lake?
- Can I use the Boat Launch?
- Are there guidelines for occupants of a boat? Do they have to be from the same address?
- Can I use a kayak or other non-motorized vessel on the lake?
- I heard there have been dead fish found in the lake, is there a concern with water quality?
- What kind of algae is in the lake? Why is it there?