March 2020 News Archive

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City extends recreation and culture facility closures and program cancellations until June 30, 2020

March 20, 2020 5:36 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

As part of the ongoing effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the temporary closure of City of Red Deer recreation and culture facilities, programs and services is extended until June 30, 2020.

“We continue to monitor this ever-evolving situation, and through the Emergency Operations Centre we are making changes and modifications to City operations and policies regularly,” said Karen Mann, Emergency Management Coordinator. “We know these changes have significant impacts on our employees and citizens, and we thank everyone for their support and understanding as we work to protect our community.”

The City’s decision to extend the closure to June 30, 2020 is being done in an effort to be vigilant in The City’s response and planning related to COVID-19.

Registrations are accepted online for programs starting on or after July 1, 2020 via

In addition, The City of Red Deer continues to explore all options related to measures The City can take in response to COVID-19. 

“The City is currently reviewing services such as transit operations, and we anticipate making modifications to potential service changes related to conventional transit in the coming days,” said Mann.

“We are considering a variety of options as we know many people reply on transit to get to work or healthcare appointments.”

We encourage all citizens to follow the recommendations of Alberta Health Services. For the latest information on COVID-19 visit and the latest on how City services are impacted visit Please call the Call Centre, open 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. with questions at 403-342-8111.

For more information:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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