Queen Alexandra Park Redevelopment Project


By Russ - Posted on 18 June 2013

Queen Alexandra Park is a year-round community gathering space where kids play and friends and neighbours meet. In 2010, Queen Alexandra Community League partnered with the City of Edmonton to retrofit the wading pool into a spray deck. The spray park area (including the spray deck, gazebo, picnic tables and benches) has rejuvenated our little neighbourhood park, making it a destination for residents of Queen Alexandra and neighbouring communities.

With the spray park area complete, the community league is ready to look at the rest of the park, including the ageing playground equipment. To undertake such an initiative, the league aims to partner with the City of Edmonton through its Neighbourhood Park Development Program (NPDP). The program provides funding – up to $250,000 – for extensive park development projects such as landscaping, playgrounds, benches, walking trails, picnic areas, public art, security lighting, and entrances. The league's goal is to submit an NPDP application for the October 1, 2014 deadline. This would put Queen Alexandra Park in the queue for construction around 2017.

The league struck a Park Redevelopment Committee to spearhead the process. The City has a team to support this new committee. The Community Recreation Coordinator provides support in the Initiation and Concept Phases of park redevelopment; and the Community Project Manager and Landscape Architect provide expertise in the Development and Implementation Phases.

The committee's first step is to work with the community to create a vision for the park. And to do this, we need your involvement and input!

How can you contribute?

Join the Parks Committee!

This is the core group of people who will keep the project moving forward. It's a great way to contribute to shaping the future of this great little park. Contact Sheila at 780-428-8784 or parks [at] qacl [dot] ca.

Queen Alexandra SummerFest, June 22, 11-3 pm

Tour the park, discuss with friends, and share your ideas at the league's summer event. Chalk art and activities for the kids to share their vision for the park.

Survey

Have your say in the survey that will be distributed this summer. More details to follow.

Email/Phone

Share your ideas with Sheila at parks [at] qacl [dot] ca or 780-428-8784.

League communications

Stay tuned for updates through the league's channels of communication – newsletter, website, email list.

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