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Updated October 26, 2020

Mandatory Masks required for all indoor public spaces

As of October 26, the number of active COVID-19 cases in Okotoks reached 16,  which invokes the bylaw for mandatory masks in all indoor public spaces in Okotoks, effective immediately.  The bylaw will be in effect until actives cases are under 15 for 30 consecutive days. Learn more

Updated August 5, 2020

In response to the Alberta Government’s relaunch strategy, the second stage of the Town of Okotoks’ relaunch plan for public amenities began Friday, June 12. The Town continues to follow the direction of Alberta Health Services (AHS) and the guidelines provided with the provincial relaunch strategy. Stage two includes re-opening some amenities and facilities over the several weeks, with health and safety measures in place, as well as continued adherence to physical distancing rules. Refer to the chart below for details. Note: this list is subject to change.

Parks and Outdoor Recreation Locations

Off-leash Dog ParkOPEN with restrictionsOpen with physical distancing. 
Community GardenOPEN Open as of May 1 2020.
Park spaces, natural areas and pathwaysOPENOpen with physical distancing. 
Okotoks Skate ParkOPENOpen with restrictions and physical distancing protocols in place.
Public playground structures and outdoor fitness equipmentOPEN

Open with physical distancing protocols in place. 

Alberta Health Services guidelines for playground safety

We encourage residents to use parks and open spaces while maintaining physical distancing. Learn more

Ball Diamonds and Playing FieldsOPEN

Will open with physical distancing and other health protocols in place.  Sports teams will be able to play in-region only cohorts of up to 50 players.
Guidelines for outdoor sports activities.

Outdoor Sport CourtsOPENNon-league singles tennis or pickleball will be permitted. Non-league doubles with members outside the same household is not allowed. 
BMX TrackOPENWith physical distancing and other health protocols in place.
Outdoor Park RestroomsThe following are OPEN: Sheep River, Riverside, Kinsmen and Off-Leash (upper parking lot) Parks and Operations Centre parking lot/BMX area.Facilities cleaned once daily.  Please use hand sanitizer upon entering/exiting.
Water Spray ParkOPEN

With restrictions, physical distancing and other health protocols in place. Guidelines for spray parks.

Municipal Facilities

Town FacilityStatusDetails
Okotoks Eco CentreOPENRegular hours 
Southridge Emergency Services/RCMPRESTRICTED ACCESSCall 403-995-6400 to speak directly with an RCMP employee.
Municipal Centre


With restrictions, physical distancing and other health protocols in place. Until this time, service continues to be offered via phone, email and online. Hours and contact information
Operations CentreCLOSED 
Okotoks Family Resource CentreRESTRICTED ACCESSOpen for service by phone, email, and appointment. Hours and contact information

Recreation Facilities
(Okotoks Recreation Centre and Pason Centennial Arenas)


The Town's Aquatics Centre is open. Pason is not open to the public; it is available for pre-booked user groups only.  The walking track and multi-purpose spaces remain closed. Alberta recreation guidelines.

Okotoks Art GalleryOPEN

With physical distancing protocols and new safety measures in place. NOTE: All programs and rentals are cancelled

Okotoks MuseumOPENWith physical distancing protocols and new safety measures in place.NOTE: All programs and rentals are cancelled
Rotary Performing Arts CentreCLOSEDNOTE: All events and rentals are cancelled
Okotoks Public
Crescent Point Field HouseOPEN
Duvernay Field House (Dawgs Stadium)CLOSED 
Fire StationsCLOSEDNo general public access
Finding Reliable Information

Where to find reliable information

The media is actively covering COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) and many people have questions about what is happening and how they can protect themselves. The Internet is full of information, but not all of it comes from a credible source. The following government organizations are reliable sources of information:

COVID-19 Self Assessment Tool

Do you think you might have COVID-19? Take online COVID-19 self-assessment to find out what to do. 

Travel and Flight Information

Effective March 12, all travellers returning from outside Canada must self-isolate for 14 days and monitor for symptoms. As more flights confirm passengers with COVID-19, Albertans should monitor their air travel even if it was limited to within Canada. Find all travel-related advice from the Alberta Government here.

Flights that have confirmed cases and the affected seats is posted online as information is confirmed:


    About the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC)

    In response to the constantly changing COVID-19 situation, the Town of Okotoks has implemented its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) as of Thursday afternoon on March 12. 

    This effectively allows officials to prioritize service delivery and dedicate resources to priority areas, such as a safe supply of drinking water and policing and fire services to the community.  The EOC have the authority to streamline decision-making around corporate processes.