August 2022 - 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.
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The final design shows the renewed park amenities, including:
- New sports fields that will be relocated and resized so they are up to current City standards
- 6 tennis courts
- 8 pickleball courts
- 4 basketball courts
- 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, and
- Updates and replacements to the irrigation system
The project also includes select growth park amenities, such as the new court-lighting, the asphalt pathways, and the tree planting.
Construction began in August 2021 and will continue until the end of 2022.
Construction will take place in 2021 and 2022. The south side of the park – including the renewal of 4 sports fields and the resurfacing of the tennis, pickleball and basketball courts – was the focus for 2021 construction. Also in 2021, construction included tree planting, some irrigation and the beginning stages of court lighting.
The north side of the park entered construction at the end of June 2022. The entire park site will be closed to the public for the months of July and August.
Elements that were primarily under construction in 2021 and in early 2022 are expected to be returned to user groups at the beginning of September 2022 in time for school.
Construction activities anticipated for 2022 include the laneway resurfacing behind Louis St. Laurent Catholic Junior/High school (this area will be closed to the public for the majority of August), the renewal of the two north sports fields, the running track, the jump pit, the asphalt pathways, the court surfacing and lighting, the remainder of the irrigation work and the low-impact development infrastructure.
The 3 baseball diamonds onsite are out of the scope of this project, however, they will be closed to the public intermittently throughout the month of August to allow for the construction of the asphalt pathways to occur around their periphery.
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