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The Neighbourhood Park Development Program Funding process is changing

Documents and information on this page are currently in the process of being revised. Please reach out to your Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator or City of Edmonton Liaison for updated information, and to answer any of your questions on the Neighbourhood Park Development process.

Neighbourhood Park Development Program

The City of Edmonton Neighbourhood Park Development Program (NPDP) provides funding to support improvements to parks at the neighbourhood level.

Program Intent

To guide, facilitate, and support the creation of great spaces and fun places for neighbourhood play, wellness, and learning through active partnerships with the community.

Before You Apply

Where do you begin?

Neighbourhood Resource Coordinators are assigned to specific neighbourhoods to provide support to recreation initiatives including any changes or improvements to parkland.

Contact the Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator (NRC) for your area. If you do not know who the NRC is, please call 311 for assistance.

Where is the project located?

To be eligible for NPDP funding the proposed projects must be on a neighbourhood park. As defined by the Urban Parks Management Plan, a park includes the following:

  • Pocket parks
  • Urban village parks
  • Community parks
  • School parks

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Any not-for-profit organization that has a desire to make improvements on their neighbourhood park site can apply. For example,

  • Community leagues
  • Parent advisory councils
  • Other not-for-profit agencies

What are the Funding Levels?

Each neighbourhood is eligible for the following dollars to support their park projects:

  • Basic Projects: $15,000 in matching funds for basic projects every 5 years.
  • Intermediate Projects: $75,000 in matching funds for intermediate projects every 10 years.
  • Extensive Projects: $250,000 in matching funds for extensive projects every 15 years.

Note: Accessing project funding is limited to one level in one year. Funding levels cannot be combined.

What is the Application Process?

Applications will be accepted throughout the year on an on-going basis. The application form and all related documents are to be submitted directly to your assigned NRC.

For More Information

311 Contact Centre

Online Contact 311 Online

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

TTY 780-944-5555

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