Lake Management Plan - Safety

The City is embarking on the development of a Lake Management Plan to detail how we can keep Chestermere Lake in great condition for everyone to enjoy.

The plan will include a description of the vision for the Lake, especially in terms of recreational safety and ensuring long term environmental sustainability. The development of this plan will take place from 2018 -2020 (approximately).

Phase 1: Safety

Numerous homes with lakefront access, the narrow geography of the lake, shallow shoreline conditions, and a large number of users increases the potential for conflicts and accidents.

While there have been few incidents on the lake so far, we want to ensure it remains a safe recreational space for all.

This past December, the City completed the first phase of public engagement about lake safety which included two workshops, an online forum and survey. We have reviewed the data and the summary of results can be found in the document library at the bottom of this page.

The next step is to use the data to develop pilot safety initiatives for the 2019 spring/summer season.

We would like your help in developing these initiatives and invite you to join us at our Lake Safety Solutions Workshop on Wednesday, February 6 at Camp Chestermere (1041 E Lakeview Road). From 6 to 8 p.m., workshop facilitators will help participants develop, refine and test specific strategies that will help make Chestermere Lake safer.

Results from this workshop will help to inform recommendations the Parks and Recreation Division will present to Council regarding possible pilot lake safety initiatives to be implemented this spring.


Participants must REGISTER for the event. Please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lake-safety-solutions-workshop-tickets-54980815098 to register.

Not able to attend the workshop? Please email krichards@chestermere.ca about other participation options.

Have more questions about the process? Feel free to use the Q&A tab to leave us a question or contact krichards@chestermere.ca


The City is embarking on the development of a Lake Management Plan to detail how we can keep Chestermere Lake in great condition for everyone to enjoy.

The plan will include a description of the vision for the Lake, especially in terms of recreational safety and ensuring long term environmental sustainability. The development of this plan will take place from 2018 -2020 (approximately).

Phase 1: Safety

Numerous homes with lakefront access, the narrow geography of the lake, shallow shoreline conditions, and a large number of users increases the potential for conflicts and accidents.

While there have been few incidents on the lake so far, we want to ensure it remains a safe recreational space for all.

This past December, the City completed the first phase of public engagement about lake safety which included two workshops, an online forum and survey. We have reviewed the data and the summary of results can be found in the document library at the bottom of this page.

The next step is to use the data to develop pilot safety initiatives for the 2019 spring/summer season.

We would like your help in developing these initiatives and invite you to join us at our Lake Safety Solutions Workshop on Wednesday, February 6 at Camp Chestermere (1041 E Lakeview Road). From 6 to 8 p.m., workshop facilitators will help participants develop, refine and test specific strategies that will help make Chestermere Lake safer.

Results from this workshop will help to inform recommendations the Parks and Recreation Division will present to Council regarding possible pilot lake safety initiatives to be implemented this spring.


Participants must REGISTER for the event. Please visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lake-safety-solutions-workshop-tickets-54980815098 to register.

Not able to attend the workshop? Please email krichards@chestermere.ca about other participation options.

Have more questions about the process? Feel free to use the Q&A tab to leave us a question or contact krichards@chestermere.ca


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Lake Safety Survey

    We would like to collect some information about how community members enjoy the Lake. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. After that, please join us online or in-person to provide more feedback on Lake Safety. 

    We would like to collect some information about how community members enjoy the Lake. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey. After that, please join us online or in-person to provide more feedback on Lake Safety. 

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