William Hawrelak Park - Current and Proposed Projects
Construction and maintenance projects will be completed throughout William Hawrelak park in 2013 and 2014. Each project is subject to the weather and availability of the contractor, equipment, and material. The following is a list of projects park users can expect:
- ITU Triathlon Lake Draining and Deepening
- Amphitheatre Roof Replacement
- Asphalt Road Repairs
- Maintenance Compound Paving
- Temporary Skating Rink
Please Note - All Project Timelines Are Subject To Change Due To:
- Weather (prior to start date and/or during construction)
- Availability of contractor and/or equipment and/or material to do more than one project concurrently
|Mid to late Dec 2013||Temporary skating rink opens (subject to weather and ice conditions)|
|Nov 2013||Temporary skating rink site preparations begin (ice making subject to suitable weather conditions)|
|Early 2014||Lake bottom deepening/liner work construction ends|
|Nov 2013||Lake bottom deepening/liner work construction begins
(subject to weather & lake bed condition)
|Nov 2013||Lake bed drying, surveying (weather dependent)|
|Complete||The lake will be drained.|
|Sept 3 - Nov 1, 2013||Construction takes place on the Amphitheatre Roof.|
|Complete||Maintenance Compound Paving takes place.|
|Complete||New Access Path construction takes place.|
Park Amenity Access for 2013
- Areas of the road and/or curb repairs may be fenced off during construction.
- Pedestrians may be re-directed during construction.
- The amphitheatre and the adjacent parking lot will not be available to park users during roof replacement.
- Pavilion adjacent to lake will remain open in the winter
|2021||Proposed construction completed for EFCL Path, Boardwalk and Stream Upgrades (Phase II)|
|2016||Proposed construction completed for EFCL Plaza (Phase I)|
|2014-2015||Proposed Water Play Feature - construction begins.|
|June 11, 2013||Report back to council regarding proposed water play feature|
|April 24 - May 1, 2013||Proposed Water Play Feature - Feedback Survey available online.|
|April 24, 2013||Open House Event.|
The following are the proposed projects for William Hawrelak Park:
Proposed Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues Project
Phase I: This 5,200 sq. ft. plaza will be a gathering place for park visitors near the footbridge at the southeast corner of the park’s main lake. Also included in Phase I is a deck that would incorporate benches, tables, planters, presentation space and boardwalks surrounding the plaza. In addition, an open sided shade/rain structure conveying imagery of a typical `house/home’ will be incorporated as part of this phase.
Phase II proposes a trail network next to the stream, to be restored, adjacent to the proposed plaza (Phase I project) on the southeast side. The trail will include benches, decorative bridges, and a boardwalk with interpretative signage alongside a small natural pond. The stream is intended to be developed as an interactive opportunity for families and children.
Water Play Feature
On June 11, City Council approved $2.1 million to design and construct a water play feature at Hawrelak Park. It will be located near the existing playground and will feature a spray deck and a shallow wading pool. Picnic tables, pathways and washrooms are also included in the project. Construction is anticipated to begin fall of 2014 and open for public use in spring 2016.
Please note that dates are subject to change
For more information:
Park & Facility Development
PO Box 2359
12th Floor CN Tower
Edmonton, AB T5J 2R7
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311