The City and County of Lacombe has a rich history of supporting amateur sports and culture. Our region is home to The Lacombe Athletic Park, a new multi-use facility developed for use by athletes and cultural organizations as well as local Football, Soccer and Rugby teams.
The Park includes a field house complete with change rooms with showers, a concession, public washrooms, and a spotting and media tower. The facility also offers two grandstands that seat 1500 spectators, a new score clock, and a field and track lighting system. The field has an artificial turf surface with lines marked for football, two mini soccer pitches, one regulation soccer pitch and a regulation Lacrosse field.
In 2017, under the direction of Murray Cunningham LAPA retained Scott Builders to construct an official sized outdoor basketball court with four side hoops at a cost of $180,000.00. The basketball court features a FIBA regulation main court and two cross courts complete with lines and glass backboards. The facility also has lines for Pickle Ball.
The Lacombe Athletic Park Association (L.A.P.A.) is a non-profit organization which is responsible for the facility development as well as the ongoing operation of the park. After entering into a sub-lease agreement with the City of Lacombe, the L.A.P.A. manages the facility for the City of Lacombe and handles marketing, booking, and the related operations of the park including all related expenses and the funding of a capital reserve.
The L.A.P.A. is mandated to provide local groups subsidized rates to use the facility and to promote the park as a multiuse facility for local, regional and provincial sporting and cultural events.