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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

Project Lifecycle Concept - Design Phase

2018: Administration to provide update to City Council about remaining projects

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‚Äč : 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.

In 2018, the new barrier-free shared-use path, staircase and lookouts (linking the upper parking areas to the lower levels of the park) were opened. This work also included lighting and landscaping elements.

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

Amenities  Features
  • 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


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

Barrier-free Shared Use Pathway


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

Site Servicing


  • Utility upgrades
Poetry Rings
  • Acid etched steel bands fastened to light poles along World Walk and Promenade
  • Edmonton Urban Design Award
Promenade Extension (East)
  • 5 m wide path
  • Lighting, seating, interpretive signage, lookout spots
Green Room
  • 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

Facility Infrastructure Delivery

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Outside Edmonton : 780-442-5311

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