Ball Diamonds 4116 51 Avenue
The Town of Provost has four ball diamonds. The main diamond named the Centennial diamond is regulation size for baseball measuring 330 feet to the corners and 360 feet to middle field. The Legion diamond is a smaller diamond measuring 317 feet to the right corner and 305 feet to the left corner and 373 feet to middle field. The Canadian diamond (bordering the Bannister campground) is a slo pitch diamond and the Millennium (also known as the Kinsmen) diamond is approximately the same size as the Legion and Canadian diamonds. There is also a batting cage on the grounds.
Bowling Centre 5113 43 Street
The Town of Provost has a modern bowling facility, which was built in 1990. The bowling alley features four synthetic 5-pin lanes.
The Town of Provost has two campground facilities situated on the East side of town. There are 44 full service sites situated south of 53rd Avenue and 41A Street and 8 short-term sites with power hookup situated at 4116 51 Avenue. A shower house is located between the two locations.
CPP: Crescent Point Place Regional Activity Centre
4205 53 Avenue
Construction began on the facility in April of 2009 after the completion of a feasibility study which included several years of discussion and input from individuals and groups in the region. The facility had its Grand Opening in June of 2010, during the Town of Provost Centennial Celebrations. The total cost of the project was $12.3 million. $8.8 million was contributed by the Town of Provost and MD of Provost. The province of Alberta contributed $1 million. The balance totaling 2.5 million dollars was raised through donations from corporations and individuals in the area.
The facility provides a home for The Provost Swim Club, Provost Minor Hockey, Provost Figure Skating, and the Battle River Hockey League team The Provost Blades. The Provost Senior Fit-izens Walking Program and many other residents from the region use the indoor walking track throughout the year.
During Blades games and other major events, the Provost Kinsmen Club operates the Penalty Box lounge.
In its first year of operation the facility hosted a provincial swim meet, Men's AA Provincial Hockey Finals and a concert by 2010 CCMA Artist of the Year Gord Bamford and country artist Aaron Pritchett. Many meetings are held at the facility by local groups including Family and Community Support Services and Provost Parks and Recreation. Other groups in the region have also used the facility including The Provost and District Chamber of Commerce who held their annual Breakfast with Santa in the facility in Dec. 2010 and 2011.
Crescent Point Place Provost Regional Activity Centre -
700 seat arena
full size ice surface 200 x 85
6 full size dressing rooms, 1 half size
indoor walking track 184 metres in length
lounge area with capacity for 140 persons
conference room with capacity for 25 persons
six lane 25 metre jr. olympic pool with a training area, water spray features and zero level entry and an 8 person hot tub on the pool deck
kids play room
skate sharpening room
fitness centre located on 2nd floor
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Fairgrounds 4116 51 Avenue
The Town of Provost fairgrounds houses most of the Towns outdoor facilities. These facilities include four ball diamonds, one of which is regulation size for baseball, a batting cage, two tennis courts, a skateboard park, an outdoor ice rink, a modern 22 feet by 40 feet concession booth, a outdoor cookhouse, a shower house which is used for campers using the camping facilities and the Kinsmen Sports grounds. Bordering the fairgrounds is a modern campground, two soccer fields and two facilities used for bowling, curling and hosting weddings and various other functions.
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The outdoor rink was built in 2004 and is located at 4116 51 Avenue. The open-air facility measures 68 feet by 140 feet. The facility also has an on-site outbuilding.
Parks & Playgrounds
The Town of Provost has six park areas, situated within the town limits:
Devonian Park located at 5110 50 Street
Evergreen Park located at 5419 47 Street
Parkland Drive Playground located at 5511 41 Street
Old Arena Playground located at 5016 46 Street
Tourist Booth Playground located at 4804 56 Avenue
West-end Playground located at 5127 53 Street
Recreation & Culture Centre 5113 43 Street
The Provost & District Community Hall Society constructed a 178 x 120 community center in 1990. The complex, which is wheelchair accessible, houses the 4-lane bowling alley, two halls complete with a modern kitchen, walk-in cooler and bar area.
The bigger of the two halls, named the Prairie Hall (Hall A) is 71 feet wide and 99 feet long. The Prairie Hall has a hardwood dance floor measuring 35 feet wide and 65 feet long. The maximum occupancy of this hall is 540 people for fixed seats and tables while the maximum occupancy is 864 for non-fixed seats.
The smaller of the two halls, named the Alberta Room (Hall B) is a smaller "L" shaped room. This room measures 48 feet long and 30 feet wide at its widest point and 24 feet wide at its narrowest point. The maximum occupancy of this hall is 107 people for fixed seats and tables while the maximum occupancy is 172 for non-fixed seats.
To book the Legion Hall or the Provost Recreation and Culture Centre, call the Town of Provost Office at 780-753-2261.
Skateboard Park 4116 51 Avenue
The outdoor skateboard was built in 2001. A modern steel structure that features a quarterpipe, jumpbox, half pyramid, kinked grindrail, kinked grindledge, kinked square rail, kinked grindbox and bankramp.
Soccer Fields 50th Avenue & 39th Street
The Town has two soccer fields at the southeast corner of Provost adjacent to the Kinsmen Sports Grounds. The fields are regulation size measuring 69 metres by 99 metres.
Tennis Court 4116 51 Avenue
The Town of Provost has a modern outdoor tennis court, which was constructed in 2001. The stadium sized court measuring 132 feet by 66 feet, features Tomko Pro Turf. The court is located in the Provost Fairgrounds and is open to the public from spring to fall.
Agriplex - 5211 43 Street
The Provost and District Agricultural Society owns the Provost Agriplex. The 66 x 227 cinder block building was constructed in 1979. The building has a large cement pad, small hall area and a modern kitchen facility. During the winter months the local curling club installs four sheets of artificial ice for curling. The local Farmers Market holds weekly markets in the building during the spring and summer months. The building can also be rented for private functions.
Golf Course 4801 49 Avenue
The Provost & District Golf Club has a 9 hole course with irrigated grass greens. The course yardage is 2710 and has a par 34 rating. The golf course also features a restaurant and fully licensed clubhouse.
Kinsmen Sports Grounds 4116 51 Avenue
The Kinsmen Club of Provosts Kinsmen Sports Grounds is located at the southwest corner of the Towns fairgrounds. The grounds feature an announcers booth, bleachers and a big infield. The Kinsmen Club host snow-cross races, demolition derbies and mud racing events on the grounds.
Movie Theatre (Reel Entertainment) 5036 49 Street
Reel Entertainments building was constructed in 1999 and has a seating capacity of 120 people.
Provost & District Museum
Provost & District Museum - Located at the southwest corner of the town, historical buildings on-site include the Western Ridge and Stainsleigh Schools, Our Saviors' Lutheran Church and two historical houses, a T. Eaton's House owned by the Stockdale family and bachelor's cabin. The Provost & District Museum's Artifact Display features a number of historical artifacts that were used in The Provost Region. An exhibit of unique artifacts from the TV show The Re-Inventors is currently housed at the Museum. These inventions come from around world and across history and were all featured and tested in various episodes of the show. The dedicated efforts of local citizens will make possible the preservation of the community's earliest beginnings and tell the story of Provost's commercial and farming pioneers.
Provost Visitor Information Centre
The facility is operated from the Provost & District Museum site from May to September. It is funded by both Provost & District Museum Society and the Provost Economic Development Committee.
Seniors Drop-in Centre 5139 48 Street
The Senior Drop-In Centre is located at the corner of 51st Avenue and 48 Street. The drop-in centre provides social activities for seniors. Men meet five afternoons per week and the women meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon for cards or other activities. Construction on this building began in 1909 and it served as St. Marys Catholic Church until the late sixties.
Trout Pond 6016 Lagoon Drive
The Provost & District Fish & Game Associations Pro-Alta Trout Pond is located at the southwest corner of Provost. Each spring the pond is stocked with approximately 1,500 Rainbow Trout that are four to six inches in length. The pond at its deepest is approximately 14 feet deep.
Phone: Jeremy @ 780-753-6253