On Gull Lake
Parkland Beach is situated on the northern shore of Gull Lake surrounded by woodland and rolling hills. Nearby communities offer, shopping, recreation, schools, churches, and restaurants. Parkland Beach is just 15 minutes from Rimbey, 20 minutes from Bentley, and thirty minutes from Ponoka and Red Deer.
The Summer Village of Parkland Beach was incorporated in 1984. Open year-round to a mix of permanent residents and summer cottagers, Parkland Beach is home to population of 153 permanent residents (2016 Census) living in 68 of its 213 total private dwellings.
The Summer Village of Parkland Beach spans a land area of 0.95 square kilometers. The Summer Village is governed by a three-member council as well as a chief administrative officer that oversees the day-to-day running of the Summer Village.
Our Community Commitment
In partnership with dedicated community members, Parkland Beach is committed to enhancements of the Summer Village lakefront. The beach has recently undergone beatification; a new playground, a boat launch, a tot lot, washrooms, pathways, and walking trails have been added. With a seating capacity of 50 people and a small kitchen, the Summer Village Facility is the perfect location for special occasions and family gatherings. The Summer Village Marina is available for boating and watersport enthusiasts. Boat slips are assigned annually through a lottery process with first priority given to residents.
The Parkland Beach General Store is an excellent place to stop and enjoy a relaxing coffee. It comes fully-stocked with all the essentials for summer and winter. Just two minutes away, RV Heaven & Marina offers 200 boat slips, gas, and a doublewide concrete boat launch. The Summer Village is a stone’s throw from the Gull Lake Golf Course, a popular executive par-three course capable of delivering a challenge for golfers of all abilities.
The Summer Village of Parkland Beach offers residents and visitors a chance to get away from it all while enjoying the serene natural surroundings of the lake. In the summer months, beach-goers can take advantage of the pristine water and large sandy beach.
Clear Water and Sandy Beaches
The lake is a popular destination for recreation, yet it is rarely crowded. Gull Lake is one of the only Alberta lakes that uses a pumping station, with water diverted from the Blindman River, to maintain water levels. This ensures the long-term health of the lake and consistent water levels for recreation. In the summer, residents and visitors can look forward to long days of water activities, fishing, sun-tanning, barbecuing, and pelican watching. The fun doesn’t stop when it snows; Gull Lake is known for its excellent ice-fishing. A skating rink is also cleared and maintained each winter.