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Grey Nuns White Spruce Park Planning

Your input is important in developing parks that meet the needs of residents today and in the future!

Public Participation

Residents will have two opportunities to view park plans and give feedback:

Open House 

The open house was held at the Kinsmen Banquet Centre on October 8, 2019.

Online Survey

Step 1. Review information about the GNWSP design (10 MB)

Step 2. Complete the online survey 

The survey is available until October 22, 2019.

Background Information

The Grey Nuns White Spruce Park (GNWSP) is a unique park that includes the White Spruce Forest which is a designated Municipal Historic Resource.

The park is valued for the recreation opportunities it provides and how it connects to St. Albert’s cultural and historic past. With the development of Riverside and increasing use of the GNWSP there is a need to provide better access to the area while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the White Spruce Forest.

About the Project

The City is developing a park plan that will allow the public opportunities to enjoy and learn about the historic and cultural significance of the area while protecting the forest through an appropriate trail system and amenities. Plans include different types of trails, a nature play space, picnic shelter and interpretive areas. This is part of the Red Willow Park West Master Plan, which was completed in 2018.

Map of GNWSP boundary where park development will be happening:

Project Outcomes and Objectives


  • To complete the design of the GNWSP.


  • Undertake public engagement to collect feedback on proposed trails and park amenities in the GNWSP. Feedback will be used to refine the design of the park.

For More Information

Margo Brenneis
Parks Planning Specialist

Learn more about the GNWSP

Last edited: October 15, 2019

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