Type of entity
Authorized form of name
City of Red Deer Recreation section
Parallel form(s) of name
Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules
Other form(s) of name
- Recreation department
- Recreation Administration
- Recreation Facilities
Identifiers for corporate bodies
RCA ; RCF ; RCN
Dates of existence
As a precursor to the Recreation section, the Red Deer Athletic Association was formed in 1945 as a volunteer society with the mandate to organize sports and recreational activities and facilities in Red Deer. In October 1951, the functions moved to the Red Deer Recreation Commission who was funded and supported by the City of Red Deer.
In 1970, the responsibility moved from the City Commissioner to the Director of Finance and Services (City Treasurer). During this period, the Waskasoo Urban Park Project was a primary focus.
In 1985, the Community Services directorate was created, taking responsibility for Recreation, Parks, and Family and Community Support Services departments. Within this structure, in 1985 the Recreation Board changed to the Recreation and Parks Board, although the departments stayed separate.
In 1988, the Recreation department became the Recreation and Culture department, which oversaw the Recreation section and the Culture section at the City of Red Deer. In 1995, the department was again revised to the Recreation, Parks, and Culture department. The department continued to oversee the Recreation section and its various business units and reported to the renamed Community Services division.
Red Deer (Alberta)
Functions, occupations and activities
The functions of the Recreation section include administration, indoor City recreation facility management, City facility scheduling, and assistance with neighbourhood facilities and their programming.
Mandates/sources of authority
The mandate of the Recreation section is to provide recreational opportunities for all Red Deerians. The section provides programming and facilities that are accessible to city residents and helps coordinate programming for community user groups, including neighbourhood associations, sports groups, and others.
Access points area
Subject access points
Place access points
Authority record identifier
Red Deer and District Archives
Rules and/or conventions used
Level of detail
Dates of creation, revision and deletion
Administrative History Project, Recreation (2016)
City of Red Deer website (2018)