A new accidental beach emerged along the North Saskatchewan River and near the Cloverdale neighbourhood in 2017 and 2018. It emerged due to LRT construction of the Tawatinâ LRT bridge, an existing sandbar downstream, low water levels and flow.
Although short in duration, the beach was a popular destination for citizens.
Accessing the Beach
Please exercise caution when accessing the area. Due to high water levels the area has experienced erosion. Entry points to the beach are not maintained recreational trails. Altering or disrupting the riverbank is prohibited as this contributes to erosion and instability.
Traffic Safety Measures
The following measures will be in place for traffic and pedestrian safety awareness:
Speed displays to notify drivers of a reduced speed limit zone and to improve speed compliance
Zebra pedestrian crosswalk markings and yellow flex posts along the centre line on either side of the standard marked crosswalk at 96 Street
Using the Beach
Citizens can use the beach at their own risk. Swimming is not recommended and may pose a drowning hazard. There may be other hazards like debris in the sand or water, rapidly changing water levels, strong or unpredictable currents, and water may not meet recreational water quality guidelines. There are no lifeguards on duty or life-saving equipment available.
Peace Officers, Park Rangers and Edmonton Police Service actively patrol the area.
Please respect the surrounding parkland, pick up after yourself and be a good neighbour!