Facilities & Services
Family fun for everyone!
Enjoying an array of outstanding recreation facilities is one of the cornerstones of the Waskesiu experience.
You really will have a ball here – and more!
Mini golf, tennis, pickleball, lawn bowling, basketball, shuffleboard, futsal, foosball, ping pong, dodgeball, floor hockey, spike ball, bocce ball, baseball - and so much more!
We are open daily from the May long weekend to the September long weekend from 9 a.m. to dusk.
Fun filled activities to choose from:
•Little Al’s Mini Golf - Saskatchewan’s best mini golf course in the heart of Waskesiu!
Tennis - court rental and equipment rental available
•Pickleball - court rental and equipment rental available
•Lawn Bowling - equipment rental for lawn bowling balls and mats
Key sports activities available on the new sport court will include:
•Basketball – rental equipment available
•Volleyball – rental equipment available
•Floor hockey – rental equipment available
•Futsal/Soccer – rental equipment available
•Dodgeball - rental equipment available
•Outdoor fitness park – for use by adults only, additional exercise equipment available
•Shuffleboard – court rental and rental equipment available
•Ninja Line - for use by children only
•Disc golf – disc golf course is free to use (discs available for sale or rent)
•Outdoor Table Tennis – table rental and rental equipment available
•Outdoor Foosball Table – table rental and rental equipment available
•Indoor Table Tennis – table rental and rental equipment available
•Tiny Tot’s playground area – free to use
•Spike Ball - equipment rental available
•Bocce Balls - equipment rental available
•Horseshoe Pits – rental equipment available
•Baseball – rental equipment available
•Football – rental equipment available
Find out about all the wonderful annual events we host in Waskesiu.
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The Waskesiu Recreation Association Inc. (the “WRA”) is a small (but mighty) Saskatchewan non-profit organization focused on providing quality recreation facilities and events that help – year after year - make Waskesiu such a popular destination for visitors and residents.
If you would like to buy a recreation season pass they are a great deal – and, more importantly - they help the WRA continue to improve recreation opportunities and facilities in Waskesiu.
WRA facilities that currently permit advanced bookings are:
Advance Booking of WRA Facilities:
•The following facilities are available to rent, including for “exclusive use” bookings (for an extra fee)
•Multi use sport court
•Little Al’s Mini Golf
•Gordie Howe Memorial Fitness Park
Payment in cash, by debit card, or by credit card is gladly accepted.
Please contact us at email@example.com or at 306-663-0601 for more information.
Note: Some rental equipment, especially if it’s being taken off-site for use, requires ID and/or a credit card to be left with us, along with a contact name and phone number.
Meet your match and play tennis in Prince Albert National Park!
We have six (6) beautiful tennis courts, providing plenty of court space to enjoy a quick game, a few sets, or a full match. Thanks to the generous support of the Waskesiu Foundation, and in particular, Gordon, Jill, Edward and Katherine Rawlinson, all of our courts were resurfaced in 2016..
In June of each year the Waskesiu Recreation Association hosts the Waskesiu Tennis Tournament Open. This is a Tennis Saskatchewan-sanctioned event featuring men’s and women’s singles, doubles and mixed doubles competitions.
Our courts are available to the general public to rent for a fee. Rental equipment is also available for adults and children. Advanced bookings are recommended, but not required.
Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports around – so why not enjoy a game in Waskesiu with your family and friends!
We have two excellent courts available to the general public to rent for a fee. Rental equipment is also available. Advanced bookings are recommended, but are not required.
Multi-use Sport Court
Our beautiful new sport court was completed in the fall of 2020, thanks to the generosity of the Waskesiu Foundation and its donors.
People of all ages and fitness levels are invited to share a wonderful recreation adventure in the great outdoors – playing in the fresh Waskesiu air. Our new multi-use sport court is available to the public to rent.
Rental equipment is also available.
Some of the sports activities available on the sport court include:
Thanks to generous donors (the Lorne McConaghy family) and our wonderful partner – the Waskesiu Foundation – our shuffleboard court is finally here!
Our new shuffleboard facility is a beautiful, full-sized court with specially engineered shuffleboard tiles and discs, and comfortable benches on either end. Join us for a game – all ages are welcome!
Shuffleboard court rental and rental equipment is available.
Gordie Howe Memorial Fitness Park
In 2018 the Waskesiu Foundation partnered with the Waskesiu Recreation Association to construct a new outdoor fitness park – the “Gordie Howe Memorial Fitness Park”.
Our Fitness Park was dedicated on August 5, 2018 by Murray Howe, son of hockey legend Gordie Howe. Gordie Howe lived, worked, golfed and fished at Waskesiu during his hockey career and called Waskesiu his “favourite place on earth”. During his early NHL years, Gordie spent many summers in the Park - working at the Waskesiu Golf Course, and fishing with one of his on-ice rivals – legendary goaltender Johnny Bower.
The fitness park is a tribute to “Mr. Hockey”, who in life symbolized the best in physical fitness, human kindness, humility, and compassion.
A new floor of athletic tiles was installed by the Waskesiu Foundation in the spring of 2019 giving users a more solid footing, and protecting joints from impacts.
The facility is available to the general public for free, and is intended for adult use only. Additional exercise equipment, including kettle balls, is also available free of charge.
Lawn Bowling Green
Lawn bowling is a great sport for the entire family, and has a long history in Waskesiu dating back over 70 years.
Our original lawn bowling green was designed with technical assistance from world-renowned golf course architect Stanley Thompson, and is currently being refurbished with support from Parks Canada and the Waskesiu Foundation.
When the work is completed, by the fall of 2021, the renewed facility will be re-named the “Stanley Thompson Lawn Bowling Green” and will have 5 new lawn bowling rinks for visitors and residents to enjoy.
Join us for a game! Rental equipment is available, and all ages are welcome!
Christopher Ridsdale Children's Ninja Park
Have your kids or grandchildren ever found themselves sitting on the couch watching “American Ninja Warrior” and thinking, “Man, I’d love to try that!”? Well, now they can!
Come visit the new Christopher Ridsdale Children’s Ninja Park! It’s the perfect way for kids to test their ‘ninja’ skills while getting an excellent workout. They will find many obstacles to challenge themselves in new ways with every visit!
The facility is available to the general pubic for free, and is intended for use by children only.
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, but instead of a ball and clubs, players use a flying disc. The object is to complete each hole in the fewest number of throws.
Disc golf can be played at almost any age, making it a great lifetime fitness sport. It’s very easy to learn, and everyone can play! Enjoy a game in the heart of beautiful Waskesiu on our 9 hole course, which features both wooded and open terrains.
Our disc golf course is located in the “Day Use Area” (near the Main Beach). It is open to the public and free to use. We have discs available for sale or rental at the Recreation Building (near the tennis courts).
Outdoor Table Tennis (Ping Pong)
Table tennis (ping pong) is great fun for the whole family and – here’s a bonus – now you can play outdoors!
Our new outdoor table is made of high-strength materials, is weather resistant and offers excellent playing quality.
Join us for a game. All ages are welcome!
Table rental and rental equipment is available.
Outdoor Foosball Table
Do you like to play foosball? Here’s a chance to enjoy the game in the great outdoors!
Our new foosball table is weatherproof and ideal for outdoor activity.
Table rental is available.
Indoor Table Tennis (Ping Pong)
Table tennis (ping pong) is great fun for the whole family and – here’s an added bonus – now you can play indoors or outdoors!
Join us for a game. All ages are welcome!
Our indoor and outdoor ping pong tables are available to rent and rental equipment is available if needed.
Outdoor Giant Chess
Are you ready for your very own version of “The Queen’s Gambit”?
Chess is an excellent game for all ages – challenging and entertaining – and now you can enjoy playing a match outside with our new giant chess set. It’s your move!
Our giant chess set is available to rent, so come and join us for a game. All ages are welcome!
Outdoor Giant Checkers
The game of checkers is fun for all ages – and now you can enjoy playing outside with our new giant checkers set!
Our giant checkers set is available to rent, so please join us for a game.
Spike Ball (Roundnet)
Spike Ball (or Roundnet) is great fun, and features elements from many other sports - such as volleyball and four square.
The game is usually played between two teams of two people. After the serve, there are no boundaries of play! Participants are free to run, set, and spike the ball from anywhere around the net.
Come out and give it a try! Spike Ball nets and balls are available for rental at the Recreation Building (near the tennis courts).
Did you know that “bocce” is closely related to British bowls, having developed from games played in the Roman Empire?
In its present form “Bocce Ball” was developed in Italy, but is played around the world – including right here in Waskesiu!
The game is enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities – so why not give it a try while enjoying the great outdoors?
Bocce Balls are available for rental at the Recreation Building (near the tennis courts).
People often say that “Close only counts in horseshoes”, so why not give it a shot!
Come and enjoy a game with family or friends!
The horseshoe pits are located in the “Day Use Area” (near the Community Hall). They are open to the public and free to use. We have horseshoes available for rental at the Recreation Building (near the tennis courts).
Take me out to the ball game!
Come and enjoy a game of baseball or softball with family or friends in the heart of beautiful Waskesiu. Our baseball diamond is located in the “Day Use Area” (near the Main Beach).
The diamond is open to the public, and it’s free to use! We have equipment available for rental at the Recreation Building (near the tennis courts).
Up for a friendly game of football while visiting Waskesiu?
Play in one of our many green spaces, including the “Day Use Area” (near the Main Beach). Touchdown!
We have footballs available for rental at the Recreation Building (near the tennis courts).