Just east of Alberta’s capital city lies Sherwood Park, a peaceful community with tree-lined streets, lakeside neighborhoods, and easy living. This forested bedroom community is located approximately 16 kilometres east of Edmonton, or about a 20-minute drive. Despite maintaining its official status as a hamlet, Sherwood Park is home to approximately 68,733 people – enough to make it Alberta’s seventh largest city.
Sherwood Park has all the essential amenities and then some, hosting its own festivals, farmers’ markets, and more. There are numerous facilities for recreation, fitness centres, swimming pools, a skate park, BMX track, and 37 parks and sports fields. Golfers love that there are eight local golf courses and two virtual golf courses for inclement weather. For those who like to get outside for activities like picnics, paddling, hiking, and biking, Sherwood Park has plenty of nearby options, including Elk Island National Park, Miquelon Lake, Cooking Lake, Hastings Lake, and the Ministik Lake Game Bird Sanctuary.
Growing families have excellent options for kindergarten to grade 12 schools within the Public and Catholic School boards, as well as the K-12 Strathcona Christian Academy. Sherwood Park is also home to Canada’s first Charter school, New Horizons Charter School, which offers a gifted education program for students from kindergarten to grade nine. There are numerous sports teams, arts and music programs for adults, children and youth of all ages.
Like nearby Edmonton, Sherwood Park has a variety of restaurants, diners, cafes, and pubs. From sushi to southern barbecue, high-end farm-to-table fare or easy and healthy snacks, you have plenty of choice. The City of Edmonton is just a quick half-hour drive away for anything else you might need – or want – to do.
Many Sherwood Park residents work, or go to post-secondary, in Edmonton, so Strathcona County Transit features a double-decker bus express route that travels straight into the capital’s downtown core.
The Strathcona Community Hospital in Sherwood Park delivers primary health care, community-based services and a 24-hour emergency department supported by on-site diagnostic and laboratory services. In addition, AHS provides Primary Care, Public Health, Home Care and Mental Health services in the community at the Strathcona County Health Centre, where residents can access programs like the New Moms Network, immunization programs, nutrition counseling, audiology and school health.
Working on an interdisciplinary team, employees see the benefit of a holistic patient care plan through all stages of illness or injury and recovery. This highly collaborative approach helps with sharing knowledge and enhances patient care.
Professional development is strongly encouraged, and there are resources that employees can access to further their education both internally and externally through university courses, conferences, and seminars. Close proximity to Edmonton increases accessibility of in-person seminars on a range of relevant topics, from best-practice updates to leadership development. Employees also have access to many of the same courses in a webinar format.
Sherwood Park offers an excellent lifestyle and professional satisfaction. To discover current opportunities in and around Sherwood Park, use our handy job map.