A new district park is being developed in the Heritage Valley area.

Project Update - November 2022

The sports fields east of 119 A Street (Stage 1B) have been completed, but will be unusable until summer 2023 to allow one full season for seed germination. The sports field north of Dr. Anne Anderson school (Stage 1A) completed in Q3-2021 and has passed the one-year maintenance warranty period in Q3-2022. This field is now being used by user groups, including the school. 

The entirety of Stage 2A (west of 119A Street) was expected to be completed by the end of 2022, but inclement weather, pipeline crossing agreements and wet land approvals from the province delayed some of that work until 2023. Asphalt road access to 32 Avenue, some concrete work, tree installation and minor seeding is outstanding and is expected to be completed by June 2023, followed by one year of maintenance.

The new Catholic school (Father Michael McCaffery) is under construction by Alberta Infrastructure on the northwest side of HVDP. To accommodate construction of the school, a temporary access road and a laydown area within the HVDP is required for a duration exceeding the parameters of the development of the District Park. As a result, an additional stage (Stage 2B) of development will be required to complete the District Park once the temporary access road and laydown is no longer needed. Construction for Stage 2B has been deferred until the school is completed.

The following link illustrates the adjusted scope of HVDP: Landscape Drawings-Stage 1A, 1B and 2A.

Project Overview

The City is currently in the build phase for the Heritage Valley District Park which will support the growing Heritage Valley area. It will be home to two high schools, a community centre, multiple sports fields, and a variety of open space amenities to serve the area.

Through a series of public engagement opportunities, the City gathered input from residents and property owners, the public and Catholic school boards, community leagues, sports groups and organizations. The feedback gathered, along with City policies and technical requirements, was used to develop a final design.

Construction was to begin in summer 2021. A delay in securing a contractor due to funding constraints resulted in execution of only critical scope of the work in 2021, and rescheduling remaining work moved to 2022. 

Project Stages

The project began in 2020 and will be completed in 2 stages, subject to funding approval.

map of stages 1 and 2see larger view