Firewood in City Parks

The City does not provide firewood in parks. However, residents can bring their own firewood to build a fire in designated areas.

  • Park users should not bring elm for their fires, in order to minimize the spread of Dutch Elm Disease
  • Park users are encouraged to purchase firewood from local suppliers including several retailers or Kerry Wood Nature Centre and Fort Normandeau, to reduce the risk of introducing tree pests
  • Park users are also prohibited from cutting down branches or using deadwood found in parks. Using deadwood to make a fire interferes with the natural processes in our parks. Dead and decaying trees protect our soil, water, and wildlife habitat.

 

News & Notices

Open call for musicians, storytellers...

November 15, 2018

The City of Red Deer is holding an open call for musical acts, performers and storytellers to provide entertainment in City Hall Park and other downtown locations during the 2019 Canada Winter Games, February 15 to March 2, 2019.

City Council hears from public on...

November 13, 2018

City Council heard from approximately 29 citizens at a public hearing about a land use bylaw amendment for a proposed future supervised consumption services site at 5233 54 Avenue, near the existing Safe Harbour site.

City and CUPE, Local 417 reach agreement

November 13, 2018

City Council ratified a new three-year collective agreement with the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Local 417, at its November 13, 2018 meeting.