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* Formerly Bonnie Doon Campus Park

Located in a mature neighbourhood on the southeast corner of 90th Avenue and 83rd Street, the Dermott District Park faces the challenge of addressing community needs with infrastructure beyond its expected lifecycle. The park is a 7.60 hectare district activity park in the Idylwylde Community that supports many amenities including: Vimy Ridge Academy, Idylwylde School building, Bonnie Doon Leisure Centre, tennis courts, an outdoor shale running track and several sports fields.

Notice to Park Users

Upcoming Tree Removal - The City will be removing 11 trees in fall 2016 to prepare for the park renewal project. The removal will allow for the construction of the new parking lot, connector road and walkways. To offset the tree removals, the project will include the planting of an additional 101 trees and 1,130 shrubs.

Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Design

Spring 2018 - Fall 2018
Site construction is underway

Anticipated project completion is Fall 2018

  • North Primier Sports Field and parking lot is anticipated for public use by Spring 2018
  • Public park reopening is anticipated Fall 2018

Fall 2016
Public consultation to share final detail design and project update
Pre-qualification and construction tender
Equipment and site furnishing tender

Spring/Summer 2016
Review and incorporate feedback into the detailed design drawings. The results of the consultation are shared here in the what we heard report.
Development of construction costing
Edmonton Design Committee review and recommendations

Winter 2016
Public open house to share preliminary design plan for feedback
Dermott District Park Open House Information Boards - February 2016

Public open house to share play space preliminary design for feedback
Dermott District Park Play Space Information - March 2016

Fall 2015
Further develop play area themes and priorities to define the play areas in the park master plan

December 2014
Master plan funding approved by City Council

Summer 2014
Public master plan information session

Spring 2014
Workshop to share master plan process and gather feedback from stakeholders
Bonnie Doon Campus Park Stakeholder Workshop Presentation

Public open house to share updated concept plans for feedback
Bonnie Doon Campus Park Renewal - Preferred Concept Plan

Review and incorporate feedback from consultation and develop final master plan

Fall 2013 - Winter 2014
Telephone survey, public open house, online survey
Review consultation data, created concept plans and options, and develop draft master plan

2009 - 2011
Develop initial draft concept plan and begin public consultation

Project Overview

The City, Edmonton Public School Board and the community have been exploring the current use and future recreation needs at the Dermott District since 2009. The site concept plan included a review of existing site amenities and feedback from stakeholders and the community on their recreation needs that integrates the existing leisure centre, Vimy Ridge Academy and tennis courts with new elements including: a twin arena, LRT line and community park amenities. The site concept plan proposes new parking and access off 83rd Street to minimize traffic and parking on 81 Street.

The park master plan development will provide more details required to address community needs and aging infrastructure. The District Activity Park Renewal Program provides a long term strategic approach to renew district activity parks and identifies Dermott District Park as a priority for the 10-year capital investment agenda and 4-year capital budget 2015-2018.

For More Information

Facility Planning and Design

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10111 104 Avenue NW Edmonton

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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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