Leisure and Recreation

Claresholm Arena
4918 – 2nd Street East
(403) 625-2595

*October 1, 2014* Arena ice is ready to go! For scheduling availability, please see our webpage HERE. A bustling place in the winter, the arena hosts hockey and figure skating. For more information on the Claresholm Skating Club, please visit their website HERE. For more information about Claresholm Minor Hockey, please visit their website HERE. Upstairs in the mezzanine, various activities and classes are held including dance. For information about dance, please visit Spring Point Studio‘s website HERE. In the summer, it is the location of lacrosse practices and games, as well as the weekly Farmer’s Market on Wednesdays. The Arena staff now accepts emails for booking the space at rec@townofclaresholm.com and continue to receive phone messages at (403) 625-2595. Please feel free to contact them, or stop by for a visit ~ there is almost always something going on! The last Farmer’s Market for 2014 was Wednesday, September 17th, 2014.

Claresholm Aquatic Centre
212 Fairway Drive West
(403) 625-2172

This wonderful facility features a 5-lane, 25 metre pool, graduated entry (handicap accessible), 30-person hot tub, diving board, Tarzan rope, and many toys! The pool is located at the south entry of the Claresholm Centre for Mental Health & Addictions. Call (403) 625-3071 for swim times or (403) 625-2172 to speak to a member of the staff. Check HERE for updated schedules and for further information! You can also contact them by email at cac@townofclaresholm.com.

Centennial Park Campground
366 – 46 Avenue West
(403) 625-2751

This campground offers full service camping, with hook-ups for water and sewer. A new shower building was recently built and offers change room areas, showers, and a camp kitchen for picnics. Horseshoe pits, ball diamonds, a new playground and the Spray Park are also located at this location. Free wifi is now available as well! Please contact the campground office at (403) 625-2751 or by email at campground@townofclaresholm.com to book a spot. The campground is now closed for the season as of Tuesday, October 14th, 2014. Hope to see everyone again next year!

Golf Clubhouse 2014The Bridges at Claresholm Golf Club
349 – 39 Avenue West
(403) 625-3500

This 18-hole golf course is a gem! The original nine holes in Claresholm were opened in 1978, and the new nine opened in June 2005. The back nine is a Les Furber design, with water in play for 12 of 18 holes. The rates are reasonable and the scenery is beautiful. Be sure to check it out on your way through Claresholm! You can visit their new webite HERE. A copy of their scorecard is available HERE. **Golf course is now closed for the season as of Monday, October 20th, 2014. We hope you all had a great season and will come back again next spring!

SPRAY PARK

Opened in the summer of 2008, the spray park is located at the north-east side of Centennial Park Campground and is a great place to be on a hot day! Bring a lunch and enjoy the day! The park opens at 10am and closes at 7pm from Canada Day to Labour Day. Weather permitting, the park may be open earlier in the summer and close later. This park became a reality due to lots of hard work by volunteers from the Claresholm Parks Society. **September 8th, 2014 – SPRAY PARK IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SEASON! Hope that everyone enjoyed another great summer at the park!**

Claresholm Millenium Baseball Complex
6000 – 8 Street West
(403) 625-2595 (Recreation)

Built by volunteers in conjunction with the Town of Claresholm, this facility was completed in 2001. Host to many slowpitch and baseball tournaments, the complex is located north of the Claresholm Community Centre. For information regarding bookings or availability, please contact Recreation Staff by email rec@townofclaresholm.com or leave a message at (403) 625-2595. For more information regarding Claresholm Minor Baseball, please visit their website HERE.

Walking Paths

The Town does have some walking paths available that we hope to develop further in the future. On the west side of Town, there is a walking path along 8th Street, and also through Centennial Park past the Spray Park.

Tennis Courts

Located at the Willow Creek Composite High School, they were refinished in 1999.

Claresholm Curling Rink
430 – 53 Avenue East
(403) 625-3933

The four sheet curling rink was built and is maintained by volunteers of the Claresholm Curling Club. Leagues run November to April. The rink is located at the north-east corner of Town and always welcomes new players and visitors.


Skateboard Park

A new skateboard park was built in the summer of 2003. The park is home to local skaters as well as available to those visiting. The skateboard park is located in the parking lot at the Claresholm Arena.

 

Several recreational sites are located outside of the town limits. These offer outdoor activities and many more recreational opportunities. Be sure to visit … and bring a picnic lunch!

WILLOW CREEK PROVINCIAL PARK

The rolling grasslands and tree-lined creek provide quiet camping and picnicking spots on the edge of the Porcupine Hills. Experience the beauty of the foothills and flavor of ranching country. The area is rich in aboriginal history, and there is evidence of a teepee ring in the park.

PINE COULEE

The Pine Coulee Project was constructed beginning in 1996 and completed in 1999. This project, built north west of Claresholm, was initiated in response to recurring shortages of water supply due to the variable water flow in Willow Creek. The project will provide a reliable water supply for the 4500 residents of the Willow Creek Basin, including the towns of Claresholm and Granum. It will also secure a water source for irrigated land and allow an expansion of the irrigated areas already served. The project will enhance fish and wildlife habitat, as well as create additional water-based recreational opportunities near the existing facilities at Willow Creek Provincial Park.

CLEAR LAKE

A great little man-made lake to visit just east of town! This location offers camping, a playground, and small hall which is great for family reunions or small gatherings. The lake is a great spot for boating, waterskiing or jet-skiing. Call the Municipal District of Willow Creek Office to inquire about booking the hall or camping area for group functions.

CHAIN LAKES Provincial Park

Campsites at this provincial park are all located within willow trees. There are 2 community fire pits in the campground and 2 camp shelters. The lake is quite long and narrow at the base of the valley. Water skiing is not allowed however tubing is. Chain Lakes is mostly utilized by fishermen enjoying the great fishing.
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