The City has the vision to create a vibrant, connected, safe, sustainable and welcoming city for all citizens. Edmonton recognizes that a city that supports children is better for everyone. The Child-Friendly Edmonton Initiative works with children, families and community organizations to welcome and involve children and youth to promote their well-being and build a child-friendly city.
Edmonton’s Civic Precinct encompasses City Hall Plaza, Sir Winston Churchill Square, Stanley A. Milner Library and Centennial Plaza.
What are Child-Friendly Elements?
Child-friendly elements are features that have been intentionally created and placed for children of all ages to use, play and interact with. Child-friendly elements could include, but are not limited to:
Principles of child-friendly design strive for everyone to think about how can we engage children meaningfully, co-create accessible, welcoming and inclusive spaces and rethink the role of our urban public spaces with children in mind.
By thoughtfully designing and providing opportunities where children of all developmental stages, and their families, can interact and participate in multiple types of play, we create vibrant and inclusive public spaces.