The goal of this park is to create a community space for people to gather and to attract further redevelopment to the area.

Park Plans

As part of The Quarters Downtown redevelopment, the City is working on a new park for the area called Kinistinâw Park. This new park is intended to create a community space for people to gather and to attract further redevelopment to the area.

  • Improve connectivity to open spaces within the Quarters Downtown
  • Make the Armature and Kinistinâw Park a focal point and a year-round gathering place in the Quarters Downtown
  • Use environmentally friendly, sustainable landscape design practices
  • Ensure the publicly accessible open space is designed, maintained and managed to help keep it vibrant, safe and clean

Current Activity

Phase 1 of the park was largely completed in 2020 with only a few small items left to finish, however the first phase is open for enjoyment. 

The second phase of Kinistinâw Park completed its design in 2020 and early 2021. The project is currently wrapping up detailed design work with construction anticipated to start in summer 2021.

Project Overview

Kinistinâw Park is currently an under-utilized open space located in the community of Boyle Street. As the centrepiece of The Quarters Downtown, Kinistinâw Park is envisioned as an inviting and safe urban park.

The design of Kinistinâw Park will reflect the past, present, and future stories of the community, encouraging everyday enjoyment and special opportunities for celebration and gathering. Integrated with the surrounding streets and properties, the park will be a dynamic and well-loved neighbourhood destination that is a source of local pride.

Kinistinâw Park will be built in 2 phases. 

Phase I

The first phase is the block on the east side of the Armature (96 Street), between 102A Avenue to the north side of 103 Avenue. It will include:

  • Promenade with a shared space for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Lawn space with trees for shade
  • Play area with rubber hills and trees
  • Boardwalk covered by stunning red canopy adorned with indigenous ornamental artwork
  • Feature conceptual Chinese Guardian Lion sculptures to greet visitors at the park entrance

Phase 2

Phase 2 will take place on 96 Street and 102 Avenue. It will include: 

  • Extension of the red canopy 

  • Canopy swings

  • Kebony deck with integrated seating

  • Interactive water feature (wet play)

  • Natural (dry) play area with drumlin slide

  • Planted edge with bench seating

  • Treed plaza

  • Integrated hard-surface artwork set in granite