The Alfred H. Savage Centre in Whitemud Park makes it easier for Edmontonians of all abilities to pursue nature-related activities in the river valley.
Located at the base of the park’s toboggan hill, it serves as a warm-up and washroom facility for trail users and sledders in the winter.
Throughout the year, it is a hub for outdoor education and environmental programs such as orienteering or snowshoeing. It is also a great place for community gatherings.
Energy and Environmental Impact
The centre is built to LEED Silver standards (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). Achieving this standard reflects the City of Edmonton’s The Way We Green strategy.
The building uses:
- Geothermal heating
- Water use reduction methods
- Reflective roofing
- Exterior light fixtures that point downward for less light pollution
And during construction 84% of waste was diverted away from the landfill mainly by recycling material.
The building is named after Alfred Savage, Commissioner of Public Affairs for the City of Edmonton between 1974 and 1981. He was a driving force behind City facilities such as the Muttart Conservatory and the John Janzen Nature Centre.
Do you need a room for a meeting? How about for a party, tournament headquarters or wind-up, fitness program or church service? The public side of Alfred H. Savage Facility is available for private bookings.