Louise McKinney Park - Urban Beach
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.
Public Feedback Update
Thank you to everyone who completed the online questionnaire on the proposed urban beach at Louise McKinney Park. More than 600 people completed the questionnaire which was available up to July 3, 2013.
Thank you also to the nearly 100 people that spoke with project staff at one of the 6 public information events that took place in June and July. We received a great deal of feedback for this project, both in favour and opposed.
Enjoyment of the views and attending festivals in Louise McKinney were the 2 most mentioned reasons for coming to the park.
An absence of food and drink vendors and lack of activities were the 2 most mentioned frustrations people currently have with Louise McKinney Park.
Currently we are developing a design for the proposed urban beach based on public feedback. The design concept will be presented to City Council in March 2014. If you provided contact information as part of the questionnaire you will be contacted and kept informed as this project moves forward. Otherwise, please check back here to stay informed of this project.
For more information about project phases, and a complete project list, see Current Projects
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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