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Alberta Recycling Grant awarded to the Great Chief Park Enhancement Project

March 6, 2017 10:53 AM
City of Red Deer and Alberta Recycling Management Authority logos
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The flooring for the main floor of the new pavilion building at Great Chief Park will now be greener, thanks to a grant from Alberta Recycling. 

The City of Red Deer received grant funding of $26,845.00 through the 2017 Municipal Demonstration Grant Program. This funding is for rubber flooring made from recycled tires for the new pavilion building. The rubbing flooring will allow athletes to access the facility in their equipment with ease, without damage to flooring or equipment and will withstand the heavy use of sports cleats and skates worn by the athletes using the facility.

“Building environmentally friendly amenities at Great Chief Park is one of our top priorities, and this grant from Alberta Recycling allows us to do that literally from the ground up,” said Curtis Martinek, Project Superintendent.

“The benefits of tire recycling are ‘rolling back’ to Red Deer with this grant to purchase a recycled tire product for your community,” said Bob Barss, Chair of Alberta Recycling.  “Through Albertans’ dedication to the environment, 100 million tires have been recycled since the program began and Red Deer is increasing that number because of the Great Chief Park Enhancement Project.”

The Great Chief Park Enhancement Project will include a new artificial turf field with a long track speed skating oval that will be built over the turf during the winter months. The project will also include a new pavilion building and general site improvements such as parking and maintenance facilities. More information at 

The Alberta Recycling Management Authority is a not-for-profit association responsible for managing Alberta’s tire, electronics and paint recycling programs. The association reports to the Minister of Environment and Parks, and is run by a Board of Directors representing many stakeholder groups. More information at

For more information, contact: 

Curtis Martinek
Project Superintendent  
The City of Red Deer

Elizabeth Gray
Public Information Manager
Alberta Recycling
Direct line: 780-415-8362
Toll-free: 1-888-999-8762 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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