There is always something happening in William Hawrelak Park; the Edmonton Heritage Festival and the Symphony Under the Sky are held here. When there are no scheduled events or festivals, take a paddle-boat out on the man-made lake or enjoy it as an outdoor skating rink in the winter with heated changing facilities nearby. Spanning over an area of 168.03 acres (68 hectares), the park has good facilities for picnicking and as several well marked trails, ideal for biking, nature walks, and hiking. There's a playground and visitors can also enjoy volleyball here. Cross country skiing is another popular activity at the park.