Information for Stony Plain

The Government of Alberta has announced Stage 2 of the Relaunch Strategy regarding COVID-19. The Town has been working to understand the new guidelines and outline the required human and financial resources required for reopening. See the official news release for more information.

Stage 2: Facility Reopenings

Stony Plain Public Library

The Stony Plain public library is projected to reopen to the public on June 22 with restrictions. Please visit the library’s website for updated information.

Community Halls

Stony Plain community halls including Heritage Park and the Community Centre are permitted to open in Stage 2. Town staff are communicating the new guidelines to facility users and preparing the facilities for public access. The facilities will be available for booking and public access on July 2. 

Sport Fields

Town sport fields are permitted to open in Stage 2 and are prospected to be ready for booking and public use by July 2. Organized sport groups will be required to meet provincial guidelines. Town staff will be working with users to ensure the guidelines are met and fields are being used safely.

Glenn Hall Centennial Arena

The Glenn Hall Centennial Arena is permitted to open in Stage 2 with restrictions in place. Town staff are working with users to ensure all guidelines can be met.  

Stony Plain Outdoor Pool

The Stony Plain Outdoor Pool is permitted to open in Stage 2. Town staff are reviewing staffing and financial resources required to meet the guidelines for opening. Pools were initially included in Stage 3 of the provincial relaunch.   

Stony Plain Rotary Spray Park

The Stony Plain Rotary Spray Park is open for use from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.

  • Do not attend or use the spray park if you are feeling unwell.
  • Maintain two meters between yourself and others not from your household.
  • Practice healthy hygiene habits. Bring your own hand sanitizer and sanitize your hands regularly.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Do not share towels and leave toys at home.

Use of the Spray Park is at your own risk. 

Summer Programs

Administration is currently reviewing provincial guidelines for day camps and the feasibility of reinstating summer programming.

Greenspace and Horticultural Service Level Changes

In response to a revised budget, residents will see a decrease in greenspace and horticultural service levels this summer. The change in service levels will have the following implications:

  • Grass cutting has been reduced from cutting once a week to cutting every second week;
  • Shrub beds will not be maintained; and
  • Flowers will not be planted this year.

Other Recreation Facilities

The following facilities are currently open for use:

  • Tennis and Pickleball courts
  • Basketball courts
  • Playground structures
  • Skate park
  • BMX track

Safe practice procedures are in place. The following will be required from all users:

  • If you have any symptoms (fever, cough, fatigue, etc), stay home and isolate.
  • Sanitize your hands before and after using the courts.
  • Keep your distance, stay away from others. Leave at least 2 meters of space between players at all times.
  • If the court is crowded, head to another court.
  • Each player should bring different coloured balls to the court (or mark the balls brought by each household). Only pick up/touch your own equipment; do not touch your opponent’s equipment.
  • At the end of your match, collect your own equipment and sanitize your hands.
  • Do not shake hands.

The following facilities continue to be open to the public with social distancing and mass gathering public health orders in place:

  • Athletic fields/ball diamonds (casual use only)
  • Umbach Off Leash Dog Park
  • Stony Plain Golf Course
  • Trails
  • Parks/greenspaces (casual use only)

Exercise social distancing at all times while using outdoor spaces.

The following facilities are open with limited public access:

Town Services 

The following Town operated facilities remain closed to public access until further notice. View the official news release in our Newsroom.

  • Town Office 
  • Public Works
  • Stony Plain Fire Hall
  • Stony Plain Youth Centre (Check out the Virtual Youth Centre)

Accessible Transportation

Currently, the Accessible Transportation Service is operating on a normal schedule. Cleaning procedures and frequency have both been enhanced to protect the wellness of passengers and operators.

Operational Services

All services are operating as usual including bi-weekly garbage pick up.

Payments can be made through calling the Town office, your web banking, or through the drop box located outside Town Office. The drop box located outside the main door can also be used for dropping off any documents.

Email us 

Utility Payments

Council has approved the waiver of late payment penalties charged on utility billings for 90-days to provide relief to residents and businesses struggling with the impacts of COVID-19. Visit our Utilities and Water page for more information.

What assistance is the Town offering to utility account holders in response to COVID-19?

On March 25, 2020, Town Council approved the waiver of late payment penalties charged on utility billings for 90-days to provide relief to residents and businesses struggling with the impacts of COVID-19.

Cut-off notices and utility cut-offs are suspended for a 90-day period to ensure everyone has access to services.

If you are unable to make payments on utility bills for these three months, you will have until June 30, 2020 to do so without penalty. You will still receive your bill each month but will not be penalized for late payment.

Can I stop my auto payments for utilities? 
Yes, to stop your auto payments fill out the payment cancellation form or emailed request referencing your account information. If you have any questions call 780-963-2151 (press 0 for reception) or email us
When do I have to pay my utilities? 
You will still receive your bill monthly although penalties will not be applied until July 1st on any unpaid balances as at June 30, 2020. It is highly encouraged that you continue to make your monthly payments if the means are available. 

Tax Payments

Town Council approved the waiver of payment penalties for property taxes. You will not be charged late penalties and will have until August 31 to make payments before penalties kick in September 1. Those who are able are encouraged to pay their property taxes by June 30.Visit our Tax Payments page for more information.

To cancel your pre-authorized plan fill out this form

Note: If you cancel your tax auto payment, you will need to pay any outstanding amounts owing before signing up again for the remainder of the year.

Events and Programs

The following events have been cancelled for 2020:

  • Canada Day Citizenship Ceremony
  • Farmers’ Days
  • Summer Programs (may be changed for alternate format)
  • Shikaoi Exchange
  • Street Markets
  • Outdoor Movie
  • Outdoor Pianos
  • Art Walk
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Garage Sales

These events have been postponed:

  • Ballroom Dancing
  • Tourism Marketing including Destination Guide
  • Horse and Wagon Mural Tours
  • Creating Connections – Accessible Art
  • Time Capsule Exhibit
  • Mural Conservation
  • New Mural
  • Rain Barrel Sale
  • Large Item Drop Off
  • Arbour Day

These events have been modified:

  • Canada Day
  • Jane’s Walk (Virtual tour)
  • Summer Sessions (Live online or rescheduled)
  • Poet Laureate (Online)
  • Public Art Projects (Virtual community input)
  • Indigenous People’s Youth Advisors Program (Online)

We remind you, for the safety of everyone, if you are feeling sick, stay home and contact Alberta Health Services