The North West Foothills Recreation Board (NWFRB) was founded in 2010 to explore and develop recreation projects within Council Divisions 3, 4 and 5 of Foothills County (Millarville, Priddis, Red Deer Lake & De Winton Areas). NWFRB is a Committee of Foothills County Council.
To work with the residents and established Associations within Foothills County, Divisions 3, 4 and 5, to identify their recreation requirements and engage the communities in the development and provision of recreational facilities without impacting taxes.
NWFRB is pleased to announce that our pathway project is open for use! Since 2010, our recreation board, volunteers, donors and partners have planned and built Phase 1 Outdoor projects in the Seaman Sports Park, including two regulation ball diamonds, access roads and a parking lot. As we continue to develop Phase 2 Outdoor facilities, our latest endeavor features this 1.2 km long, 2 m wide, leveled, shale-surface pathway in a beautiful mountain-view setting. Enjoy the pathway for walking, running, biking, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing! No horses or motorized vehicles are permitted on the pathways or park grounds. Dress for the weather. Please keep pets on a leash and under control at all times, and please clean up after yourself and any pets.
Seaman Sports Park
Seaman Sports Park is located on 30 acres directly south of Highway 549, approximately 0.8 km east of the intersection of Highway 549 and Highway 22, adjacent to the Millarville Racetrack grounds. People of all ages are able to use the Seaman Sports Park and connect with one another while enjoying the outdoors and the amazing scenery. At the park, you will have access to a parking area. The park, driveway, parking lot, pathway and grounds are not maintained in the winter. Please note that park-users enter and use the park at their own risk. Park photos can be viewed on our Facebook page
Pathway Opening Event
Join us on Saturday, September 17, 2022, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm to test out our new pathway at Seaman Sports Park! Stop by after the Millarville Market. Meet the Board, go for a walk and enjoy a refreshment with us.
Thanks To Our Partners
Thanks go to Foothills County Council, Community Services, Public Works and Agricultural Services, for their work to prepare for the pathway and build it out in 2021 (and of course for all the other previous projects). We are grateful to the Seaman family for their continued support, for the contributions of volunteers and for all other donors, including support from the Crescent Point Community Grant Committee, the Scott Seaman Foundation, the Calgary Foundation, the Millarville Sports Association, the Legacy Community Foundation and dedicated community members.
Next Steps Together
We hope the community enjoys this facility while working together towards the next phase of the Seaman Sports Park! We invite you to become involved and join us as we begin planning and fundraising for a picnic area, a specialized accessible playground area, a multi-sport field and other upgrades. Please see our draft site plan below, which shows our pathway and the proposed future project locations on the site.
Keeping You Informed
We look forward to having some fun while working with you to reach our goals. We will publish information about upcoming events and projects to keep you informed and invite your participation. We’ll use our Facebook page and other means to make sure you get all the details.
Let’s Make It Happen
Your involvement is welcome! Help us plan these projects to build out our park. Help us with your tax-deductible donation (receipts available for amounts over $100). Your support is our future!
Head to the North West Foothills Recreation Board Facebook page, and stay connected!