Information on how to obtain access for different activities on City parkland that require permits or agreements.
Edmonton is home to over 900 parks tucked in and around where people live, work, play and learn. The parks system helps us enjoy these spaces and protect the ecosystems we share them with. Some activities in public parks and open spaces require a permit or other guidance to ensure public areas are safe, maintained and accessible.
City Services to Homeowners Associations Education Webinar - July 13, 2023
The City of Edmonton hosted a webinar on July 13, 2023, specifically designed to present information on the Enhanced Landscape Program, Environmental Policies, Naturalization, Maintenance Agreement and other City services to Homeowners Associations.
The links below are to a recording of the event as well as a presentation and collection of answers to the questions asked during the event.
These permits grant temporary access to parkland for activities that are otherwise regulated, restricted or prohibited by the
Parkland Bylaw C2202
. They fulfill the obligation of the Parkland Bylaw for commercial or business activities on parkland and ensure stewardship and protection of parkland as well as restoration to its original condition.
Examples of types of submissions:
Temporary work areas
Exploratory work (for example, surveys and geotechnical investigations)
The City can form maintenance agreements with external partners who are looking to maintain parkland and amenities above the City’s service level by performing or paying for the maintenance at the partner’s expense. A maintenance agreement:
May be used when Community Leagues, Homeowners Associations or other organizations want their staff, volunteers or contractors to take over maintenance or provide enhanced maintenance for specific parks and open space areas.
Specifies who is responsible for removing the improvement and restoring the site if the amenity becomes unsafe or has reached the end of its lifecycle, or if the partner no longer wants to support the required level of maintenance.
May contain safety or environmental conditions for the partner and its contractor or volunteers.
Will not be required if other agreements are in place (e.g. license agreements, Home Base Agreements, etc.) specifying maintenance roles and responsibilities.
Does not include permission to mow in naturalized areas or the use of herbicides by an organization other than the City of Edmonton.
Vending Permits and Approved Vendor List for City Land
If you plan to sell, display or distribute goods or services on a public street or other public space like parkland, you will need a Vending Permit.
Research on Parkland
Researchers who wish to collect samples or conduct other research within the River Valley and Ravine System may require sign-off from the River Valley Bylaw group. Applicants are required to complete the
North Saskatchewan River Valley ARP Form
and send this completed PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. A Parkland Research Permit to satisfy
Parkland Bylaw C2202
may be required as well. If this is required this will be noted in the sign-off letter received from the River Valley Bylaw group.