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Oleskiw Park

Oleskiw River Valley Park is an important link in Edmonton's river valley park network. To help ensure Oleskiw River Valley Park remains a vital public space, the City is undertaking a master plan process to establish a 25-year vision and management plan for the park. The resulting plan is projected to be completed in the first quarter of 2019.

Project Overview

Oleskiw Park is a 193-acre park located in the west end, south of the Fort Edmonton Footbridge and adjacent to the Edmonton Country Club. In its current form, the park includes a formal trail and several informal trails, as well as various natural vegetation areas. There is currently no vehicle entry into the park, which may limit its development.

The Terwillegar Park Footbridge and West End Trails projects will formalize a shared-use path through Oleskiw River Valley Park. This trail will increase park usage, resulting in the need for a master plan to determine a vision and identity for the park and what infrastructure is needed to accommodate park users.

The public consultation will help to craft a vision for Oleskiw River Valley Park and establish the guiding principles that will form the basis for building a plan for the park. The master plan will plan for a lasting legacy for Oleskiw River Valley Park that is unique to the surrounding neighbourhoods, and considers the park’s natural and cultural identity. This work will reflect the needs of today while enhancing and preserving the ecological integrity of the park as part of Edmonton’s river valley park system for generations to come.

Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Concept

2019: Submission of Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study to 
Community and Public Service Committee.

2018: Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study.
Public Engagement

2017: Public Engagement

2016: Public Engagement
 

Public Engagement

In the summer of 2016, the City undertook a detailed inventory and site analysis of the park. The City invited the public to join the conversation about the park. The City outlined the engagement plan for the development of the Oleskiw River Valley Park Master Plan. 

History

Date: July 9, 2018
Public Engagement Session
Phase 4: Preferred Concept Option
Opportunity for the public to provide feedback on the preferred concept.
Activities included: public engagement session, surveys and stakeholder meetings.

Display Boards and Activities (19 MB)
What You Said Report
What We Heard Report (15 MB)

Date: November 7, 2017
Public Engagement Session
Phase 3: Concept Options
Refining the park vision, principles and identity, as well as getting feedback on the two distinct concepts for the park.
Activities included: public engagement session, online mapping tool, intercept surveys and stakeholder meetings.

Display Boards and Activities
What You Said Report
What We Heard Report (11 MB)

Date: June 27, 2017
Public Engagement Session
Phase 2: Vision, Principles and Identity
The creation of vision, principles, and identity as well as a selection of programs and activities for the park.
Activities included: public engagement session, online mapping tool, intercept surveys and stakeholder meetings.

Display Boards and Activities (14 MB)
What You Said Report
What We Heard Report

Date: September 14, 2016
Public Engagement Session
Phase 1: Project Introduction, Inventory, and Analysis
A detailed inventory, site analysis and a greater understanding of how the public uses the park.
Activities included: A public engagement session, online mapping tool, intercept surveys and stakeholder meetings.

Display Boards and Activities
What You Said Report
What We Heard Report

 

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For More Information

Open Space Planning and Design

12th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW Edmonton
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Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email openspaceplanninganddesign@edmonton.ca

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