Sundial at Bud Miller Park
Canada's largest sundial is a located at Bud Miller All Seasons Park. The massive yellow column is the central gnomon (rhymes with Joe-john) to a large horizontal sundial, some 60 meters across. The gnomon angle is set exactly equal to the latitude of Lloyminster and points to true North or the North celestial pole. By averaging the amount of space or the number indicated on the posts where the shadow falls, you can tell the apparent time. The sundial clock reads local apparent time opposed to local mean time which our clocks and watches show. Local apparent time is localized to a particular meridian, in our case, Lloydminster's (110 degrees 0'W) and is also based on the apparent motion of the sun.
Bud Miller All Seasons park
A beautiful park that has many wonderful walking and biking trails. It has tennis, badminton, volleyball and basketball courts, a skate park, and a mini golf. There are also barbeque pits, battle boats, a playgroud, a maze and a leisure center with pool and gym. Concerts are held in the amplitheater in the summer. Bud miller has it all.
This year-round outdoor recreation facility offers 10 kms of walking and biking trails and will captivate the entire family. Bud Miller is a 200 acre oasis with many picnic facilities for a relaxed barbeque for the weary traveler. Head for the water and enjoy paddle boating or fishing. Perhaps you'd rather stroll through the formal gardens or the Arboretum, or explore the nature and hiking trails through aspen forest and marshland. If exercise is more to your liking, try one of the four competition tennis courts, lawn bowling facility, 2 beach volleyball courts, skateboard park, mini-golf, or the award-winning Leisure Centre wavepool and waterslide. Kids will love the multi-purpose playground and outdoor water park. Check the park interpretive centre for a listing of summer events
Hours of Operation: 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. year round
Ice Skating on the Pond at Bud Miller
In the summer fishing also happens of the edge of the pond.