The landscape and amenity redevelopment around Beaumaris Lake is anticipated to be complete in fall 2021.

Project Update - April 2021

Construction on the Beaumaris Lake Open Space Rehabilitation Project began in June 2020. Construction is progressing on time and budget and we expect to complete construction in fall 2021.

2020 Construction

We had a successful 2020 construction season with year 1 wrapping up in January 2021. In 2020, we completed the ground and concrete work in the west and east parks, reconstructed the viewpoints on the north side, started the south side viewpoints and installed new light poles.

2021 Construction

After a winter break when construction activities were limited, year 2 construction will begin in April 2021. This includes:

  • Remaining work at the west and east parks
  • Viewpoints and along the promenade
  • Completing all landscaping
  • Installing new benches and waste cans

Trails

All existing concrete trails that have not yet been renewed will be replaced with asphalt. We will continue to make every effort to maintain trail access for users, however, when work is occurring on a portion of the trail, detours may be in effect. The planned trail work schedule is below. These schedules may change depending on weather and the progress of construction:

  • Northwest trail (map): April-June 2021

  • Northeast trail (map): June-August 2021

  • South trail (map): August-September 2021

Fencing will remain in designated work areas to ensure public safety.

Please watch your mailbox for construction bulletins that will provide more information along with contact details for any concerns regarding landscaping and access.

About the Project

Built in the late 1970s, Beaumaris Lake is Edmonton’s first and largest stormwater lake. The lake serves as both a stormwater management facility and a recreation destination for area residents and visitors.

The City has initiated a rehabilitation project for the landscape (open spaces) and amenities around the lake. The City engaged with visiting users and residents to guide the vision and concept development for this open space project. 

See the Project Overview for more information about the decisions that were refined during the detailed design phase.

Project Timeline

Project Life Cycle

2020 and 2021

2021

Construction completion

2020

Construction begins
Map of Construction Phases

2018 and 2019

2019

Detailed design completed

2018
  • Preliminary design: further development of preferred concept
  • Concept plan completed
  • Public engagement: reviewed preferred concept and made adjustments

What We Heard
Preliminary Design Report (11MB)

2017

Fall

Public engagement: reviewed 3 concept options and gathered feedback to narrow down a preferred concept

Concept Options
What We Heard
Concept Design Report (24MB)

Spring

Functional Program public engagement: confirm the program for Beaumaris Lake - gathered feedback to understand community needs, operational requirements and long-term goals and vision for the site

2015 and Earlier

Beaumaris Lake stormwater condition assessment public consultation
Display Boards

2013
Needs assessment stakeholder interviews

Project Overview

In 2016, the City completed a condition assessment of Beaumaris Lake which included the surrounding landscape, community amenities (open space) and the stormwater facility (lake). While the stormwater facility was confirmed to be functioning well in terms of flood protection and water quality enhancement, the assessment pointed to a need for rehabilitation of the surrounding landscaping and open spaces around the  stormwater facility and adjacent park.

The objective of this first project phase was to develop a functional plan - essentially the long-term “vision” for the lake - which would be used to create concepts. Approved concepts were used to help inform designs required for the request for funding in the 2019 to 2022 capital budget cycle.

Two rounds of public engagement activities, for each phase of the project, were completed to find out how residents and visiting users were using the open space surrounding the stormwater facility. Feedback gathered outlined what people would like to see improved or changed.

A number of concept options were created for the sections of open space around the stormwater facility based on the feedback gathered. These concept options were then shared with the public to provide an opportunity for input on what they liked and what they would prefer changed.