Parks & Recreation
In Peace River, parks and recreation facilities fall under the auspices of the Community Services Department. With 17 km of walking trails and 22 ha of green space there is a lot to oversee and maintain. The department handles all season activity focusing on facilities like the Baytex Energy Centre and Peace Regional Pool, as well as two sledding hills, during the winter months. In the spring and summer that attention turns to the eight different ball diamonds in town, six sports fields, four tennis courts, 13 playgrounds, two larger parks (12 Foot Davis and Riverfront Park), as well as an off-leash dog park and a spray park. The Town stays in bloom with 65 hanging baskets downtown and over 7000 bedding plants, all of which is watered three times a week – Learn More.
During the summer the parks and recreation section of the Community Services Department also organizes two summer day camps in July and August. Extreme Adventures is an adventure-based program for youth from 10 to 16-years-old and focuses on outdoor activities. Summer Fun is for children six to 10-years-old and features crafts, games, tours and recreationally based activities for children.