In 1986, a Nature Centre named after Kerry Wood was opened in the Gaetz Lake Sanctuary. It was constructed with funds from the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund as part of the Urban Parks Program.
Located in the heart of the City of Red Deer, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre is adjacent to the Gaetz Lakes Sanctuary, a municipally-owned 118 hectare park and federal migratory bird sanctuary. The Nature Centre is open year-round, and is closed only on Christmas Day.
The Kerry Wood Nature Centre offers an extensive program of natural history interpretation, major special events, school/youth group and public programs, sleepovers, day camps and more. Come explore the Nature Centre and see our newly renovated exhibits, natural playground and music garden or simply go for a stroll on one of our fabulous nature trails in the Sanctuary.
The Nature Centre offers many diverse programs geared towards bringing people into the many natural spaces in Red Deer and surrounding areas. Click here to learn about our upcoming events and programs at the Nature Centre and Fort Normandeau.