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Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
Future plans for Louise McKinney Riverfront Park include the construction of new and improved plaza spaces and a restaurant space (subject to funding). The restaurant space is intended to offer a full-service dining experience. It will be family-friendly, open year-round and offer both indoor and outdoor seating opportunities with views of the river valley.

Project Timeline
Design Phase

2020 Anticipated completion of restaurant
2018 Administration to update City Council on restaurant design and budget
Aug 2015 Environmental impact assessment approved by City Council
Feb 2015 Online questionnaire and information sharing opportunity
2014

Concept and design development
Design Development Renderings

2012-2013 Geotechnical and environmental study

Project Overview

The next phase of construction in Louise McKinney Riverfront Park began in 2015 and marked the completion of the Green Room (located beside the Shumka Stage).

In 2016, the City completed park utility upgrades. Construction of a new barrier-free shared-use path, staircase and lookouts (linking the upper parking areas to the lower levels of the park) is approaching completion. This work includes lighting and landscaping elements.

The current design explores the following amenities and features. Note: construction of each item is subject to funding.

Amenities  Features
Restaurant
  • River valley views
  • Dining area
  • Washrooms
  • Kitchen, preparation area, storage area, service areas
  • Outdoor patio
  • Building systems, waste management
Louise McKinney Plaza
  • Hard surface
  • Lighting, seating, waste receptacles, lookout spots
Riverfront Plaza
  • Landscaping
  • Lighting, seating, waste receptacles

Staircase, Viewing and Seating

Construction

  • 3 m wide stair
  • Lighting, seating, lookout spots

Barrier-free Shared Use Pathway

Construction

  • 3 m wide, barrier-free, paved path from parking area to Promenade
  • Lighting
  • Landscaping

Site Servicing

Completed

  • Utility upgrades
Poetry Rings
Completed
  • Acid etched steel bands fastened to light poles along World Walk and Promenade
  • Edmonton Urban Design Award
Promenade Extension (East)
Completed
  • 5 m wide path
  • Lighting, seating, interpretive signage, lookout spots
Green Room
Completed
  • Three-season building
  • Space for Shumka Stage performers
  • Tables, seating, washrooms and kitchenette with cupboards, sink, microwave and bar fridge
  • Accessible family washroom
  • Building systems, custodial space

For More Information

Integrated Infrastructure Services

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email 311@edmonton.ca

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