Consumers rejoice: Sherwood Park is a shopaholic’s Shangri-La that’s home to 6 malls/shopping centres that feature a combination of chain department stores and eclectic, one-of-a-kind specialty stores. It’s also an outdoors enthusiast’s paradise serving up 6 outdoor ice rinks, a golf course, skateboarding park, BMX biking track, 7 tobogganing hills, 37 parks and ball fields, and a 42-km recreational pathway that plays host to a steady flow of bikers, joggers, roller bladers, and Sunday strollers. The Stratchona Wilderness Centre, meanwhile, is a 4-season destination where visitors can ski, hike, bird-watch, camp, or canoe in an unspoiled natural setting.
An extremely sports-centric community, Sherwood Park is home to the Crusaders of Alberta Junior Hockey League fame and the Dukes of the Western Major Baseball League. The city also operates a highly-respected AAA hockey program and is a hotbed for competitive high school football. From youth programs through high school and into adulthood, Sherwood Park offers its residents an array of organized health-and-fitness-minded activities.
A city with a vibrant local arts scene, Sherwood Park gives its arts community a variety of platforms to showcase their masterworks. The A.J. Ottewell Community Centre, Art Gallery @ 501, and the Smeltzer House Centre for Visual Arts all host art shows and exhibitions regularly, while the Festival Place entertainment complex features musical and theatrical performers from around the globe.