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Sherwood Park contains over two-thirds of Strathcona County residents! Located near Refinery Row it was established in the mid-1950s and has been growing.
First, the community has a smaller feel and safe neighborhoods. Secondly, the hamlet status of the community allows Strathcona County to share resources. Additionally, Sherwood Park offers so many green spaces, recreation facilities, and wonderful schools.
Above all Sherwood Park has many residents that have grown up in the area. Also, they have decided to raise their own family in the same community.
John Hook Campbell and John Mitchell originally envisioned a small town located near the industries east of Edmonton. However, what they founded in the early 1950s is now a large thriving community.
During the early years, the hamlet was named Campbelltown. After approval from the Municipal District of Strathcona, the first model homes were open to the public in September of 1955.
Subsequently, in 1956, the hamlet name was changed from Campbelltown to Sherwood Park because Canada post claimed that several Canadian communities already have similar names.
Sherwood Park has many awesome events, especially farmers' markets.
A few to explore include:
Also, Sherwood park is also home to many other local businesses. For instance, you can shop for locally curated clothing, and then have a one-of-a-kind meal from a small business owner.
Sherwood Park has many facilities that celebrate the local culture! In the heart of the community is the Centre in the Park because it houses local government resources. Subsequently, they have shopping and outdoor areas. Likewise, the area has a large public library and an art gallery. Festival Place hosts so many events each year with its expansive commitment to the performing arts.
Further, the area has beautiful natural areas like Broadmoor Lake Park! Here visitors can enjoy the spray park, playground, walking trails, and even ice staking in the winter.
Sherwood Park has many schools that are governed by different school boards. Because of the community's commitment to education it has a positive impact on children.
Sherwood Park has so much to offer! An example would be the great recreation facilities with pools and workout spaces. Another awesome perk of Sherwood Park is the great outdoor family areas like the spray park and playgrounds. In addition to supporting an active lifestyle, the Park has awesome ways to unwind with many amenities. For instance, some amenities include the mall, movie theater, and spa experiences.
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The County provides many children's programs for the little ones! In addition to learning and parental support, the programs are also designed to be fun and interactive.
Sherwood Park and the area are also a part of Next Gen Action Groups. This group encourages youth to be involved in the change within the community. Subsequently, the next generation is able to make an impact, explore leadership, discover passions, and build skills.
Sherwood Park also has The Family Resource Network which has a variety of programs. They focus on building well-being and resiliency. Additionally, there are free supports to parents, caregivers, youth, and children.
Did you know that Sherwood park was the first municipality in Alberta to have Double-Decker Buses!
With both the Bethal and Ordze Transit Centre Sherwood Park is able to be connected to Edmonton. For example, they offer routes that stop at the University of Alberta, the Government Centre, MacEwan University, and NAIT.
Strathcona County also strives to be an accessible community to all residents. The Mobility Bus program enables users to have smooth transportation to allow them to travel within the municipality. So the bus offers a door-to-door, accessible public transit service operated by the County.
In 2016 Strathcona County received a Five-Bloom Silver Rating in the circle of excellence category! This award is was given by the Communities in Bloom National Symposium on Parks and Grounds at the National and International Awards.
Strathcona in Bloom is a group that encourages the community and has the motto of "People, Plants, and Pride". So they also partner with local greenhouses as they cover the county with flowers.
Strathcona County continuities to enhance the area with flowers through the efforts of volunteers, business, county staff, and homeowners!
As Sherwood Park’s newest community, Salisbury Village, Particularly located on Wye Road between Sherwood Drive and Brentwood Boulevard the location is convenient. Salisbury Village has been named a finalist by the Canadian Home Builders Association for Best New Community. The area is a mixed-use residential and commercial area. Specially equipped with large wetlands, forested areas, and green spaces.
This 70-acre community offers a variety of well-designed housing types that will cater to diverse lifestyles. Trails, walkways, parks, and playgrounds all contribute to an active and outdoor environment to encourage and facilitate a healthy and friendly lifestyle.
SummerWood has many natural areas featuring multi-use trails, three playgrounds, and the Summerton Spray Deck splash park. Located in Sherwood Park it has easy access to major highways to commute with ease.
The charm of the creekside living allows residents to relax and take in nature with the many parks and paved walking paths. Thus SummerWood is located near grocery stores, shopping centers, restaurants, and Strathcona recreation facilities.
Emerald Hills Urban Village is located adjacent to Highway 16 allowing for travel to the surrounding areas while still being connected to Sherwood Park. The community is a dynamic and active neighborhood, designed to encourage community among residents.
Although this neighborhood provides benefits to both people, it also provides benefits to the planet. Creating an integrated area that is designed for all uses allows the area to cater to everyone. This pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use community will be great for young families, active adults, and vibrant seniors. Additionally, the neighborhood will make sustainable living easy, attractive, and affordable.
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In Alberta, the term hamlet describes an urban center governed by the municipality in which it is located. Strathcona County for exmaple remains a municipality made up of both rural and urban areas. It is incorporated as a specialized municipality and is eligible to receive grants and other benefits. Also, the County has a tradition of working together and the residents wish to honor the pioneer founders' legacy.