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Community Parks

District of Clearwater’s vision for parks:
District of Clearwater envisions maintaining and developing a range of parks that address the cultural, natural and social needs of the residents and visitors to Clearwater.

Mission Statement:
To provide community parks capable of addressing a range  of passive to active recreational activities to meet the various needs of each neighbourhood and area park and to maintain a safe quality park system.

Capostinsky Park
Capostinsky ParkLocated on Kurylowich Drive this Ball park has two full sized diamonds, grand stands, area for beer gardens, washrooms.  Activities such as Slow pitch and Fastball keep this park busy throughout the spring and summer months.

The public is welcome to use this Park.

Chad Memorial Park
Chad Memorial ParkLocated across from the Clearwater Fire Hall approximately 1.0 km east off Highway #5 at the junction of the Wells Gray Hotel on Clearwater Village Road.  This park was established in memory of Fallen Volunteer Firefighter “Chad Schapansky”.  This is a neighbourhood park with a sitting area marked by a cenotaph and a great view of Raft Peak.

The public is welcome to use this Park for special events such as , weddings, birthdays or family reunions.

Dutch Lake Park
Dutch Lake ParkLocated on Old North Thompson Highway approximately 0.5 km from the main Highway#5.  This park is in the heart of Clearwater and the lake is known as a “jewel” , this shoreline park is approximately 10.5 acres in size.  There is a full service beach house, picnic shelter and swimming wharf, the primary usage is for swimming, picnicking, canoeing and kayaking.  The park is also used extensively in the winter for ice fishing, the lake is stocked.

The public is welcome to use this Park for special events such as , weddings, birthdays or family reunions.

Raft River Viewing Park
Raft River ParkLocated approximately 5.0 km north of Wells Gray Information Centre just off Highway #5 adjacent to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.  This park serves as a cultural icon to the Simpcw First Nations, the viewing platform allows for users to be able to enjoy the salmon run in late August, early September of each year.  During the third week of August the Simpcw First Nations in partnership with the Municipality, the Community Resource Centre and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans hosts the “First Fish Ceremony” and the second week of September a three day School Program is run for the schools in the area to come and learn about the Simpcw First Nations and their cultural and history.

The public is welcome to use this Park for special events such as , weddings, birthdays or family reunions.

Reginald Small Park
Reginald ParkLocated on Old North Thompson Highway along the Clearwater River, below the RCMP Station and across from the Bible Camp this park approximately 0.2 ha and a great place to take a break for a picnic lunch or a rest while walking from the down town core.  The Royal Canadian Legion holds the Remembrance Day Ceremonies here.

The public is welcome to use this Park for special events such as , weddings, birthdays or family reunions.

Rotary Sports Park
Rotary ParkLocated southeast of the Wells Gray Information Centre off of Murtle Cresent and adjacent to the Ace Western Motel.  This park has four tennis courts, skateboard park and a basketball court.  This is park shares a parking lot with the North Thompson Sportsplex and Clearwater Secondary School creating a great location for a central meeting place.

The public is welcome to use this Park for special events such as , weddings, birthdays or family reunions.

Weyerhaeuser Pioneer Park
Weyerhauser ParkLocated approximately 0.5 km off main Highway #5, it can be found by turning southeast on to Park Drive and west down Murtle Road.  This park has a natural setting and is used by many for a play date with friends and families.  The park consists of a large playfield adjoining a small area of playground equipment, a bank of 6 swings and two picnic tables.  The park is surrounded with a lush forest and a walking trail that joins the park at both ends to the Weyerhaeuser Subdivision.

The public is welcome to use this Park for special events such as , weddings, birthdays or family reunions.

Wyndhaven Park
Wyndhaven ParkLocated approximately 1.0 km north of the Wells Gray Information Centre just off Clearwater Valley Road on Wyndhaven Drive.  This is primarily a neighbourhood park, it hosts a playground area, large playing field and has access to walking trails.

The public is welcome to use this Park for special events such as , weddings, birthdays or family reunions.

Park Use Files

TypeFile NameDate ModifiedSize

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Application to Operate a Temporary Food Service 6:25 pm 07/12/20152.9M

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District of Clearwater Facility Use Application Capostinsky Park 6:26 pm 07/12/2015574.7k

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District of Clearwater Facility Use Application Except Capostinsky Ball Park 6:26 pm 07/12/2015346.3k

Recreation

Mission Statement:
The Community Recreation/Healthy Living Program mission is to deliver health, fitness and recreation programs, initiatives and events in order to provide increased opportunities and to encourage and promote a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages and stages of life.

Goal and Objectives:

  • To strengthen and improve the wellness of our community by providing increased opportunities for citizens to be involved.
  • To build community capacity through continued collaboration with local agencies and services.
  • To develop, deliver and facilitate comprehensive health, fitness and recreation programs for citizens of all ages and stages of life by identifying the needs of our community through surveys and the utilization of the full continuum of a Community Development model.
  • To create a centralized hub of community activity through the utilization of grass fields, community ball fields, tennis and basketball courts, the skateboard park, the curling rink, the arena and the library.
  • To work with school staff and establish holistic approaches to school health to create a school that is consistently strengthening its capacity to be a healthy setting for learning and working.
  • To develop and mentor relationships with youth to provide opportunities for social-emotional learning to create a sense of school connectedness and belonging.
  • To assist school staff with the development of initiatives addressing education and awareness of current student health, wellness, social and emotional issues.
  • To build a foundation for future community recreational programs that will attract future economic ventures by developing policies and guidelines for community programming.