Tipton Park Redevelopment


Queen Alexandra invites you to join in the planning to re-create Tipton Park. 
Think creatively. Talk to your neighbours. Share your ideas. Get involved.

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Tipton Park is a living historic site. The official opening ceremony of Tipton Gyro Park #3 took place on June 21, 1924, and was part of the broad program by the Gyros called Playgrounds for Children.

Over the last 87 years, Tipton Park has been a gathering place for play and relaxation for the neighbourhood of Queen Alexandra and the surrounding communities.  Imagine the stories those elm trees could tell if they could talk.  A process to begin connecting the past with the present needs of the residents is about to begin, led by the City of Edmonton and the Queen Alexandra Community League.  The triggering factor is that the wading pool is scheduled to be retrofitted for a Spray Deck in 2012 and the community really needs to have a conversation about whether that is a need at this location.  This, then, provides an opportunity to discuss and create a plan for the whole park while investigating water options.

Several events are planned to bring neighbourhood residents together and facilitate the conversation.

Tipton Park Conversation Café #2

Water the focus at September 22 café

The community continued to shape its vision for water at Tipton Park at a Conversation café held at Queen Alexandra hall on September 22. Ideas about water revolved around natural features such as a stream or rock bed with a walking bridge, pathways, benches and gazebo, and spray deck features that would incorporate a natural feel in design and color.

Location

Queen Alexandra Hall
10425 University Avenue

Shaping the Vision of Tipton Park — Online Survey

The wading pool at Tipton Park has been the catalyst to look to creating a master plan for Tipton Park. According to Alberta Health Services, City of Edmonton wading pools do not meet the standard set out in the Pubic Health Act Swimming Pool Regulations. As such all 40 of the neighbourhood wading pools in the City are being retrofitted to spray decks, some standard and some enhanced with community financial support. The final year for conversion is 2012 and Tipton Park water decisions must be made before year end 2011. The surrounding communities are being invited to decide on how water will be represented (or no water).  In the process, please consider what is important to you in the whole park be responding to the survey link below. The survey is open until October 9, 2011.

https://survey.vovici.com/se.ashx?s=78AA005C45FEECAE

1920s Picnic kicks off Tipton Park Redevelopment

Fifty adults and kids gathered at Tipton Park on August 20 to think creatively about what the park could look like in the future. People wrote their ideas on flip chart paper taped to the arena wall, and kids drew pictures of what they'd like the park to look like. Some common themes emerged from all the ideas offered. The themes are best described by some quotes from the flip charts. A full list is included in the attachments

Tipton Park Conversation Café

Join us for a conversation about the future development of Tipton Park. The themes and ideas generated at the August 20 picnic will be brought to the meeting. Bring your ideas! For more information, email tiptonpark [at] qacl [dot] ca or call Sheila at 780-428-8784.

Location

Queen Alexandra Community Hall
10425 University Avenue NW

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