The City is continually working to improve our park system, sports fields and trails. The following information highlights ongoing projects with details relating to project purpose, timelines, participation opportunities/results and expected impacts.
For more information on specific ongoing projects, click here.
Alcohol in Designated Park Spaces Pilot Program
The City of St. Albert is implementing an Alcohol in Designated Park Spaces Pilot Program in Rotary, Lions and Kingswood Parks from September 1 to October 31, 2021.
The pilot program will be carried out in three parks:
Alcohol consumption will be permitted at all picnic tables within the three identified parks are designated for use. Users must stay within 25m of designated picnic tables when consuming alcohol.
Take a short survey to share your thoughts on this pilot program.
Grey Nuns White Spruce - Park Planning
The Grey Nuns White Spruce Park (GNWSP) is a unique park that includes the White Spruce Forest, which is a designated Municipal Historic Resource. 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.
For more information:
Visit the GNWSP participation page
Kingsmeade Park - Park Planning
The new Kingsmeade Park is located in the Kingswood neighbourhood along Kingswood Boulevard.
The park will have a playground area, walking trails with interactive play elements, a boarded rink, multi-sport court area, open spaces for unstructured play, a social ice surface, an all-season social hub, and various trees and shrubs to complete the landscaped area.
Thank you to those who have participated in the development process for Kingsmeade Park. Read more about the project, including the What We Heard Reports for the concept plan, site amenities and for the playground.
Lacombe Lake Dog Park – Small Dog Area
On February 16, 2021, St. Albert City Council passed a motion to proceed with the steps toward implementing a designated "Small Dog Area" within the existing boundaries of Lacombe Lake Dog Park, located at 159MR McKenney Avenue.
Residents and park users were invited to share feedback on the preliminary design options through an online survey from June 9 to 18, 2021. The valuable feedback and information that the project team received was used to select the successful small dog area design, Option A.
When the City of St. Albert redevelops neighbourhood park playgrounds, residents can share their feedback on the proposed playground design. Feedback helps identify which play features are preferred and will be considered alongside:
- Available budget
- Sustainable maintenance requirements
- Product availability
- Project schedule
- Contractor qualifications and experience
Park playground redevelopment falls within the municipal repair, maintain, replace (RMR) capital plan. A guiding principle of this program is to replace "like for like" elements. Therefore, where possible, the playground replacement design strives to include key play feature elements that are consistent with the original design.
Current playground redevelopment projects are below:
Riverside Park - Park Planning
Located on the west side of St. Albert, Riverside is nestled along the Sturgeon River Valley and minutes away from Big Lake and Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. Riverside residents have access to acres of lush forest, extensive parklands, and walking trails, all outside their front doors.
In 2018, the City of St. Albert approved the Riverside Parks Master Plan, which aims to ensure quality and diverse parks and open spaces within the Riverside neighbourhood that will meet the needs of residents and continue to provide quality of life for all. The Area Structure Plan was amended in March 2020, which altered some planned parks.
In 2021, construction on the first park, Riverside Park, is set to begin. A survey with playground design options was open from May 18 to 25, 2021 - see the What We Heard Report for information and results of the survey.
Ville Giroux - Park Planning
Ville Giroux is a new community in northwest St. Albert, envisioned with a combination of commercial, mixed-use and residential developments. The community is designed with high walkability and includes a substantial centrally-located commercial area to support the day-to-day needs of residents.
We would like to thank everyone who participated and provided their feedback on the Versailles Park design public engagement from January 27, 2021 to February 10, 2021. Check out the What We Heard Report.
Last edited: September 9, 2021