16 km from Edmonton
Oil & gas, manufacturing, retail and services
Approximately 68,733 residents
Kindergarten to grade 12 and nearby post-secondary
Just east of Alberta’s capital city lies Sherwood Park, a peaceful community with tree-lined streets, lakeside neighborhoods, and easy living. Despite maintaining its official status as a hamlet, Sherwood Park is Alberta’s seventh largest city, and is still growing.
Sherwood Park has all the essential amenities and then some, hosting its own festivals, farmers’ markets, and more. There are numerous facilities for recreation, fitness centres, swimming pools, a skate park, BMX track, and 37 parks and sports fields. Golfers love that there are eight local golf courses and two virtual golf courses for inclement weather. For those who like to get outside for activities like picnics, paddling, hiking, and biking, Sherwood Park has plenty of nearby options, including Elk Island National Park, Miquelon Lake, Cooking Lake, Hastings Lake, and the Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary.
Growing families have excellent options for kindergarten to grade 12 schools within the Public and Catholic School boards, as well as the K-12 Strathcona Christian Academy. Sherwood Park is also home to Canada’s first Charter school, New Horizons Charter School, which offers a gifted education program for students from kindergarten to grade nine. There are numerous sports teams, arts and music programs for adults, children and youth of all ages.
Like nearby Edmonton, Sherwood Park has a variety of restaurants, diners, cafes, and pubs. From sushi to southern barbecue, high-end farm-to-table fare or easy and healthy snacks, you have plenty of choice. The City of Edmonton is just a quick half-hour drive away for anything else you might need – or want – to do.
Many Sherwood Park residents work, or go to post-secondary, in Edmonton, so Strathcona County Transit features a double-decker bus express route that travels straight into the capital’s downtown core.
Learn more about living and working in Sherwood Park on the Strathcona County website.