September 2021 - Project Update
Confederation District Park renewal began in 2016, when the Master Plan process was initiated. Once the Master Plan was finalized, the project team began moving forward on the design for the renewal and completed public engagement in fall/winter 2020.
We are now able to share the detailed design for the renewal!
The detailed design shows the renewed park amenities including:
- New sports fields that will be relocated and resized so they are up to current City standards
- Installation of new tennis, pickleball and basketball courts, as well as a new running track and jump pit
- Replacement of sod and topsoil
- Resurfacing of the asphalt on the laneway at the south end of the park
- Updates and replacements to the stormwater and servicing system
- New low-impact development features
The renewal will also include new court-lighting; tree-planting; asphalt pathways, and updates and replacements to the irrigation system.
Construction began in August 2021.
During construction, the south side of the park will remain closed to the public and will be completely fenced off. Construction will take place over two years (2021 and 2022). The south side of the park, including four sports fields, and the tennis/pickleball and basketball court resurfacing will be the focus for 2021 construction, along with tree planting, some irrigation, and the beginning stages of court lighting.
The north side of the park will take precedence for construction in 2022 once the south side of the park reopens to the public. Construction activities anticipated for 2022 include the laneway resurfacing, two north fields, running track, jump pit, asphalt pathways, court surfacing and lighting, the remainder of irrigation work, and the low-impact development infrastructure.
Additionally, residents living nearby may experience increased noise levels and traffic. We are continuing to abide by the Community Standards Bylaw 14600 for noise from construction, and in many cases, are able to complete the work earlier than the guidelines require.
The following amenities will remain open throughout construction:
- The shared-use pathway along 114 Street NW
- The pedestrian overpass across Whitemud Drive NW in the northwest corner of the park
- The Harry Ainlay School parking lot access from 111 Street NW
- The three existing baseball diamonds
- The two sports fields, and the running track on the north side of the park