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Louise McKinney Park - Urban Beach

Louise McKinney Riverfront Park

City Council is interested in the possibility of an urban beach at Louise McKinney Park. The park already has a number of elements that complement an urban beach including food service, washrooms, and views of the river. Because the park is centrally located it is accessible via walking, cycling, transit and vehicle. 

An urban beach, a new type of amenity to Edmonton’s central river valley, would increase activities in Louise McKinney Park during the day and into the evening.

What is an urban beach?

Project Timeline

For more information about project phases, and a complete project list, see Current Projects

June 2014

Proposed Design Concept & Public Feedback To Be Presented To Council
Fall 2013

Additional Online Survey

An online survey was available between September and November to help gauge the level of public support for an urban beach at Louise McKinney Park. The results will be included in the report to City Council in March 2014.

August 2013

Design Development

Work on developing a concept drawing for the proposed urban beach based on public survey and feedback collected through consultations held in June and July 2013.

June & July 2013

Public Survey, Presentation & Feedback Sessions

Project information was shared, and public feedback was collected at multiple events and via an online survey. Information collected will inform the design of the proposed urban beach at Louise McKinney Park.

Project Presentation

April 2013

Council Inquiry

Edmonton City Council requested that administration provide a report exploring the costing and development of a sand experience / urban beach play area to be located at Louise McKinney Riverfront Park.

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

Email CMSParkAndFacilityDevelopment@edmonton.ca