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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.

Renewal of this district park is an identified priority for the City. 


Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Design

Fall 2019

Completion of the natural playground

Spring-Summer 2019

Site construction will resume in spring 2019. Remaining work involves the south side of the site including the turf recreational area, gravel trail, walkway connectors, outdoor fitness equipment and landscaping. 

Spring 2018 — Fall 2018

Site construction is underway:

  • North premier sports field and parking lot is open for public use
  • Public park reopening is anticipated fall 2019
Spring 2017 — Fall 2017

Site construction

Fall 2016
  • Public consultation, shared final detail design and project update
  • Pre-qualification and construction tender
  • Equipment and site furnishing tender
Spring/Summer 2016

Reviewed and incorporated feedback into the detailed design drawings. The results of the consultation were shared in the what we heard report.

Development of construction costing, Edmonton Design Committee review and recommendations.

Winter 2016

A public open house was held to share the preliminary design plan and play space preliminary design for feedback.

Dermott District Park Open House Information Boards - February 2016

Dermott District Park Play Space Information - March 2016

Fall 2015

Further developed 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

The City held a public master plan information session

Spring 2014

The City held a workshop to share the master plan process and gather feedback from stakeholders.

Bonnie Doon Campus Park Stakeholder Workshop Presentation

The City held a public open house to share updated concept plans, reviewed and incorporated feedback to develop the final master plan.

Bonnie Doon Campus Park Renewal - Preferred Concept Plan

Fall 2013 — Winter 2014

A telephone survey, public open house and online survey was done by the City. Then the consultation data was reviewed, concept plans and options were created and a draft master plan was developed.

2009 – 2011

Developed 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 proposed new parking and access off 83 Street to minimize traffic and parking on 81 Street.

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

For More Information

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