The Touch the Water Promenade Project is intended to improve access to and within the river valley, creating enhanced opportunities for recreation, celebration, heritage interpretation and social gathering. Improving the ecological condition along the North Saskatchewan River where possible is also a key consideration for this project.
Design work will focus on 2 distinct and connected project areas and will align with, and build on, the policy direction from Breathe: Edmonton’s Green Network Strategy, Ribbon of Green and River Crossing.
This project includes a wide range of technical studies, expertise and considerations as well as landscape architectural design and engagement. The technical studies and expertise include archaeology and paleontology, geotechnical and hydrological engineering, civil and structural engineering, fish and aquatic biologists, environmental scientists and biologists, and cost estimating consultants.
This project is in the early stages of planning and design. It is not yet funded for construction.