The Town of Stony Plain offers a lifestyle with something for everyone. Located just 17 kilometres west of Edmonton, Stony Plain enjoys all the advantages of a major centre while developing and maintaining its own unique character.
The town has a vibrant civic life and is home to the Multicultural Heritage Centre, the Parkland Potters Guild, Crooked Pot Gallery, and numerous historic sites, as well as active service organizations such as the Rotary Club, the Lions Club, and the Royal Canadian Legion.
There is always something to celebrate in Stony Plain. Farmers’ Days is the first week of June each year, complete with the Farmers’ Days Parade, the Kinsmen rodeo, a pancake breakfast and fair grounds. Stony Plain also plays host to the Blueberry Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, held in early August, it is the largest bluegrass event in Western Canada. The town also annually hosts the Great White North Triathlon during the first week of July.
Stony Plain’s 130 years of history is kept alive through its murals program. The program consists of magnificent outdoor paintings and sculptures, created by artists from across Canada, depicting the rich history of the community.
From early Postal Service to the first Town Sheriff to it’s unique aboriginal heritage, Stony Plain’s legacy lives on through the art. An attraction that is always open, Stony Plain’s murals take you back in time to experience “The Town With The Painted Past”.
The population of the Town of Stony Plain, according to its 2015 municipal census, is 16,127. 39% of Stony Plain’s population is between the ages of 20 and 49 years. In Genesis On The Lakes, 46% of the population falls within the ages of 20 to 49 years. For developments near Genesis On The Lakes: Westerra accounts 46% of the population is between those ages, followed by High Park at 37% and Willow Park at 36%.
For average property taxes of single detached homes in Edmonton & surrounding municipalities in 2015, Stony Plain ranked 2nd lowest. St. Albert ranked the highest, followed by Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, and Spruce Grove. The city of Edmonton ranked the lowest in 2015.
Stony Plain is home to the newly constructed WestView Health Centre, a 68-bed public hospital including 16 inpatient beds, 2 maternity suites and 50 continuing care beds. WestView Health Centre provides 24-hour emergency services, acute care, continuing care, day surgery and many other public health services.
The TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre is a state of the art recreational facility servicing the communities of Stony Plain, Spruce Grove and Parkland County. It features an indoor track, aquatic center with 10 lane 25m pool, 2 NHL sized arenas plus leisure ice for recreational skating, 2 indoor sports fields, full gymnasium, children’s play center with indoor playground and a variety of meeting rooms to accommodate both business and social gatherings. The facility is located in the west end of Spruce Grove, 2 km from Stony Plain.
Stony Plain also boasts 25km of maintained trails for walking, running and biking. The town has 4 parks, one of which is an off leash dog park, to allow you to stop and unwind. For children there are nearly 25 playgrounds, including one in Genesis On The Lakes.
$38 million dollars has been invested in residential, commercial, institutional and industrial development of Stony Plain in 2011.
Environmental & Recycle
The Town of Stony Plain is committed to protecting the environment, and is an integral part of their Municipal Development Plan. Stony Plain has an Organic Compost Collection Program and a Blue Bag Recycling Program for its residents.