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The City of Edmonton is updating the Concept Plan for Castle Downs Park.

Project update - June 2024

The Concept Options phase of engagement has closed. The project team will use feedback received during this phase to create a preferred option. That option will be presented to the public in summer 2024. 

A What We Heard report summarizing the feedback received during this phase will be available in the coming months. 

About the Project

As part of the 2023-26 Capital Budget, City Council has directed the administration to revisit and update the Castle Downs District Park Concept Plan. 

Castle Downs Park is a 28.30 hectare district park in northwest Edmonton. Concept plans for the park were developed in 2001 and 2012. The 2001 concept included 2 schools, sport and recreation facilities, and a broad range of outdoor amenities that were meant to serve a large catchment area.

The concept was updated in 2012 to incorporate new developments brought forward by sport recreation and community groups. At that time, there were no plans for the development of schools.

In recent years, new projects have come forward that were not contemplated in these existing concept plans. This has resulted in increased demand for use of the park. These projects include community initiatives and the City’s proposed Metro Line NW LRT extension, which represents a major new development that will improve access to the area and increase demand for park facilities.

In addition, the Edmonton Catholic School Division (ECSD) recently received funding for a new Catholic High School. Construction began in the fall of 2023.