Utility Services oversees all use of these lakes, and certain restrictions and conditions are in place to ensure that health and ecological issues are properly addressed.
For public safety, any activity that may result in direct contact with water in stormwater lakes is prohibited (this includes wading, swimming, boating, fishing, skating, board-sailing, water skiing, kayaking, scuba diving, and any use of inner tubes or small inflatables).
Please see the Drainage Bylaw 18093 section 14(1) for more information.
The City has signage posted at all stormwater facilities advising residents to keep off the water/ice because conditions are unknown.
Due to the nature and the function of stormwater lakes, conditions can be unpredictable and dangerous. Moving water, temperature changes underwater due to vegetation or drainage and fluctuating weather conditions can all result in unsafe conditions not visible from the surface.
Please obey all posted signs.
The city provides advice and information on requests concerning recreational lakes within Edmonton. These lakes are located at William Hawrelak, Rundle, Gold Bar and Hermitage Parks.