Yes, users may swim in the lake. However, 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.
Buoys are placed near the parks during the summer (Anniversary and John Peake Park) that mark shoreline areas that can be used for swimming.
Please be advised that you swim at your own risk. There are no lifeguards on duty.
Yes. Guided by the Alberta Safe Beach Protocol, the City tests water quality at the Beaches once weekly in partnership with AHS.
Lakeside parks will have new maximum capacity limits to ensure that visitors can effectively distance from each other.
The maximum limit at Anniversary Park is 615 people (115 on the beach), the maximum limit at Cove Beach is 205 (39 on the beach) and the maximum at Sunset Park is 483. If overcrowding continues to be a problem, the City may further limit or close beaches.
If visitors come to the park and it is at capacity, they will need to wait or come back later. There will not be a time limit on how long visitors can stay at the park once admitted.
Due to fire hazard and safety issues, BBQs are not permitted in any Chestermere park or beach. Permanent City BBQs are provided at Sunset Park for public use.
Only umbrellas and sunshades that don’t require extensive securing into the ground are permitted in the beach areas. Securing a larger tent with stakes, etc. can puncture a protective liner installed under the sand, causing damage. Tents larger than 10×10 are permitted, but only in grassy areas, and they must be properly secured, as to not fly away should the wind pick up.