Recent stories about parks

A footbridge across the North Saskatchewan River on an overcast day
engagement health

Calls for public engagement: Park renewals and restorations

Here are opportunities to help shape municipal planning about playground renewal, park restoration, and several other matters.

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Small structures and lush greenery behind a fence with a sign that reads "Welcome."
food parks

Edmonton Urban Farm on the move at Exhibition Lands

The Edmonton Urban Farm is tentatively being relocated to a spot east of Borden Park on the Exhibition Lands, as its current home is set to be redeveloped into housing.

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A cat standing on grass and rubbing up against a concrete slab
city council region

Calls for public engagement: Animal bylaw, Castle Downs Park, St. Albert land use

Here are some opportunities to offer your input on civic initiatives, including Edmonton's animal bylaw, concept plans for Castle Downs Park, and updates to St. Albert's land use bylaw.

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city council river valley

Urban national park in Edmonton seen as opportunity for reconciliation

The proposed national urban park in Edmonton's river valley needs to be developed with reconciliation in mind, says the Confederacy of Treaty Six First Nations.

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Two women and a man holding a young child stand on a blue rubber playground base, with play structures and trees behind them.
history playgrounds

Podcast explores the serious work of places to play

Playground design has changed a lot over Edmonton's history, but regardless of the equipment, the essence of the space is the way it builds community, say experts consulted during Let's Find Out's quest for the city's best park for kids.

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A play structure made of faux logs with stairs, ladders, and a slide, surrounded by pea gravel
history parks

Podcast seeks Edmonton's best playground, past or present

What's your favourite Edmonton playground? Let's Find Out wants your help to answer a listener's question.

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Balfour Manor from the front with snow on the ground and two bare trees in front
city council parks

On the agenda: National urban park, assisted snow removal, and Balfour Manor

This week, city council will have its final meetings before the summer break. Items on the agenda include the National Urban Park initiative, an assisted snow removal program, and an addition to the historic Balfour Manor in Oliver.

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A colourfully painted crosswalk on a residential street
engagement city council

Calls for public engagement: Vision Zero Street Labs and Beaumont innovation park

Here are some opportunities to offer your input on various civic issues, including traffic-calming in McKernan and Northmount, pop-up dog parks, and Beaumont's proposed innovation park.

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An image of a map from the City of Edmonton archives. Long, skinny lots along the river are visible
history podcast

Podcast explores intersection of river lots and parks

Edmonton's river valley is a cherished nature getaway for many Edmontonians. Canada's largest contiguous area of urban parkland didn't come about by accident, as Episode 65 of Let's Find Out demonstrates.

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