Rural Beautification & Heritage Management

Rural Beautification


For over 35 years, this program has provided an opportunity to county residents to showcase their amazing properties and be rewarded for the tremendous efforts put into beautifying the municipality. Each year, nominations from different divisions are featured. The 2019 Rural Beautification Tour featured properties from Red Deer County's Division 1.
2019 Rural Beautification Program Photo Gallery

Past Rural Beautification Tours


Historical Church

Heritage Management


Red Deer County recognizes the need to coordinate community heritage initiatives and strategies through a Heritage Management Plan. This plan will provide ongoing guidance to heritage property owners, community volunteers, heritage organizations and those with a more general interest in heritage.

The Heritage Recognition Awards recognize outstanding efforts in heritage preservation, education and awareness. Every 2 years awards are presented to individuals or groups who demonstrate excellence in the following categories: 
  • Built and natural heritage conservation, protection and preservation
  • Heritage advocacy, education and awareness
  • Youth advocacy, awareness and support for heritage
  • Lifetime achievement award
Check back for more information and a nomination form for the 2020 Heritage Recognition Awards.