Balwin and Belvedere communities were approved for the Neighbourhood Revitalization program in June 2018. The City worked with Balwin and Belvedere community members through 2018 and 2019 to gather input and identify key components of the Revitalization strategy. This was done through a strategy development community working group, focused neighbourhood discussions and large public engagement drop in events.
Capital Infrastructure Investment Update - July 2022
Engagement events are planned to help provide input on the planning and design of open space / park projects and transportation projects and other revitalization projects within these neighbourhoods.
Public engagement on the 5 open spaces has concluded and the
What We Heard Report
is available. Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey and shared ideas on how to improve Balwin and Belvedere Parks.
This project is currently funded through the planning and design phases. Funding for construction is not currently in place and will depend upon future capital funding.
The project includes the revitalization of five open spaces within these Balwin and Belvedere neighbourhoods with the focus on safety, accessibility, improved and expanded amenities for social connection and passive use, and improved recreation, play, and cultural activities for diverse users.
The project will include the Planning Concept and Design phases for all five park sites.
A request will be made during Budget 2023-2026 for capital funding to complete the Build phase of these five park projects.
Balwin Park (12904 - 74 Street NW)
Zoie Gardner Park (12710 - 70 Street NW)
Belvedere Park (13223 - 60 Street NW)
Braids Park (13415 - 60 Street NW)
Robert Brett Park (13413 - 57 Street NW)
Currently the Belvedere Community League is conducting its own engagement on the future of a new public park at 12923 64 Street. That park is not part of this project and more information can be found on the community league's website.
Resources to support targeted physical infrastructure improvements in Balwin and Belvedere falls under the Neighbourhood Revitalization Capital Investment Plan. Some examples are enhanced lighting, benches, public art, wayfinding features and park redevelopment. Investments in physical infrastructure enhance public spaces such as roadways, alleys, open spaces, and parks, to increase social connection, beautification, economic vibrancy and safety.