Parks and Recreation

Updated Notice (posted: 2:00PM - September 15, 2017)

The following RDEK Parks are OPEN, as the status of the back country closure has been recinded by the Southeast Fire District.

  • Old Coach Trail, Columbia Valley
  • Cherry Creek Park, Near Meadowbrook
  • Avery Road Launch, St Mary’s Lake
  • Elk Valley Park, near Elkford - closed for the season as of today, September 15, 2017
  • Aldridge Park (is part of the Moyie area evacuation area)
  • Wycliffe Park
  • Wycliffe Exhibition Grounds
  • West Fernie Park

The following have always and will remain open:

  • Windermere Beach
  • Crossroads Ball Park
  • Koocanusa Boat Launch

The RDEK operates three Regional Parks, a number of Electoral Area parks, trails, an arena and an Exhibition Ground.

The parks system dates back to the 1970's when the RDEK acquired Crown Land at Wycliffe and Tie Lake for development as public parks. Over the years, other parks, trails, ballparks and arenas have been added forthe public to enjoy. From large sports fields to bocce pits, ice skating to bocce and baseball, there is something for everyone.

The photo gallery on this page (coming soon) features images from around the region and highlights the amazing recreational venues we have here in the RDEK.  Challenge yourself to get out and explore everything this area has to offer!

Event Calendars:

2017 RDEK Parks Opening Dates

Wycliffe Park - May 1 , 2017
Elk Valley Park - May 1, 2017
Tie Lake Park - May 1, 2017

Last edited: Fri, September 15, 2017 - 1:09:17