About MacDonald Island Park

It’s all here! From its humble beginning in 1978, the Island has undergone numerous expansions to create what is now known as MacDonald Island Park. Home to the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, Miskanaw Golf Club and Shell Place, the Island has the venues and experience to host large sporting events, concerts, banquets, family programming, camps, and a variety of other community collaborations.

MacDonald Island Park, operated by the Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo, a not-for-profit corporation working in collaboration with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, continues to offer new initiatives, programs and services making it an integral part of the Fort McMurray community.


MacDonald Island Park has a long history, beginning in 1872 when John James MacDonald arrived in the area to work for Hudson’s Bay Company as the first known settler in Fort McMurray. Since then, the island has grown from a plot of land to a sports, events, leisure, culture and recreational hub that has become the heart of the community.


Meet our Board of Directors and our Senior Administrative Committee. Our leadership team continues to demonstrate our corporate mission and values throughout their work and personal life.


Check out what’s happening on the island! From events to special community initiatives, it’s all here!

Corporate Initiatives

The Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo is dedicated to making a positive difference in the communities we serve. Through various community driven partnerships and initiatives, like WB Kids and MiCoach, our passionate team is committed to the quality of life in our region, striving through innovation to inspire exceptional memories and build fun.


Looking to Make a Difference? Our team is all about hiring, inspiring and training great people while maximizing their creativity to bring new experiences to the community. Apply today!

Community Partners

Partner with the RRC through various Sponsorship opportunities such as event sponsors, naming rights and title partnerships, golf sponsors, program sponsors, and much more! Contact us to find out what opportunities are currently available.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Frequently Asked Questions will help you plan your visit to the Island.

Contact Us

Connect with our team today! Being available and accessible to you is important to us. Feel free to share your questions, concerns or thoughts with our team.