Community advised of busy weekends ahead as fall arrives at MacDonald Island Park

As the fall season arrives the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo (RRC) would like to advise the community of parking and traffic strategies in place during the upcoming annual and special events taking place at MacDonald Island Park in late September.

The upcoming events include:

  • Monster X Tour presented by BURNCO on September 18&19
  • Community Registration Day presented by Syncrude on September 19
  • Harvest of Hope Gala on September 19
  • Fort McMurray Half Marathon on September 20
  • Fort McMurray Tourism Fall Trade Show on September 25, 26&27

As per policy established in 2013, 200 parking stalls will be reserved during the special and annual events for ONE pass holders. Members will be able to access this reserved parking by displaying their ‘ONE Pass’ identification card to security personnel.

In addition, parking passes are available for purchase for September 18 and 19 in advance of the Monster X Tour. Parking passes can be purchased in person at the Shell Place Box Office and cost $15 plus applicable fees and taxes. The parking pass must be shown to security to access this reserved paid parking and must be visible on the dashboard.

First-come, first-served parking will also be available during the special and annual events on these dates. As parking may be limited, the RRC encourages the use of car-pooling and/or public transit to ease traffic congestion during the events. The Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo provides transit service between the Jubilee Centre and MacDonald Island Park every 15 minutes on Route No. 99.

“As we head into a very busy couple of weeks at MacDonald Island Park we would like to thank the community for their tremendous support of all these events,” said Annette Antoniak, Chief Executive Officer of the RRC. “From the excitement of the Monster X Tour presented by BURNCO to the annual and much-anticipated Fort McMurray Tourism Fall Trade Show, we look forward to welcoming thousands of community members to enjoy the variety of options available for them to participate in this fall.”

 

 

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