Edmonton Grads Park currently contains a naturalized section running north to south along the pedestrian pathway, consisting of various native grasses which provides an aesthetically attractive design while requiring little annual maintenance. This particular naturalization project focused on planting species that will attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies. Implementing low maintenance native flora incorporates more biodiversity into this stretch of naturalized pathway.
This stretch plays an important role in stormwater management. It acts as a vegetative filter strip to minimize stormwater runoff as well as contaminants. Wattles (walls) installed surrounding the beds will aid the current filter strip in preventing stormwater runoff to adjacent properties, and reduce erosion.