The Queen Elizabeth Park Master Plan was approved by City Council on August 28, 2013. The master plan that has been prepared will guide the phased development of the park over the next 10 years.
Future improvements in the upper park include an Indigenous public art park, upgrading or creating new look outs along Saskatchewan Drive and the development of a new accessible trail into the park from Saskatchewan Drive.
Future improvements in the lower park include a bike skills park, steps down to the river, an all-season washroom building, new trail connections, upgraded picnic and play areas, interpretive elements, a toboggan hill, an overpass over Queen Elizabeth Park Road and additional space for a permanent and transitory public art.
Queen Elizabeth Park Master Plan
For more information about project phases, and a complete project list, see Current Projects
|August 28, 2013||Queen Elizabeth Park Master Plan – approved by City Council.|
Open House (Nov 14) & Online Evaluation (Nov 15-30) - Draft Master Plan
The draft Master Plan was presented at a ‘drop in’ Open House. An opportunity for the public to evaluate the plan was provided at the Open House and online.
Public Workshop #2: Concept Evaluation (August)
A 2-hour facilitated workshop was held for the public to review and provide feedback on the vision and preliminary conceptual designs that were developed for the park, based on input received from the public during the first round of consultation.
Second Online Survey (August)
The City of Edmonton hosted a second online survey, open to all members of the public, in order to get their feedback on the vision and the preliminary design concepts prepared for the park.
Public Workshop 1: Idea Gathering - Held at the Old Timer's Cabin, the purpose of the ‘Idea Gathering’ facilitated workshop was to ask participants to share their ideas and thoughts on the park in order to develop a vision that will guide the development of the park.
Online Survey – Idea Gathering - The City of Edmonton hosted an online survey, open to all members of the public, to share their ideas for the future of the park.
Aboriginal Community Workshop - Idea Gathering - Given the historical significance of the area, the City of Edmonton hosted a separate workshop with Aboriginal Community members.
Scenic Queen Elizabeth Park offers trails, forests, picnic areas, a playground, programs, and superb views of the downtown skyline and river valley. It is a popular place for watching the Canada Day fireworks.
Based on analysis of physical condition, functionality, and capacity, Queen Elizabeth Park has been recognized as a candidate for renewal.
Opportunities For Enhancement
- Improve trail connections and linkages between the upper and lower parts of the park
- Incorporate interpretive signage and wayfinding elements
- Encourage year-round use of the park through recreation, programming, events, and play
- Improve green space and access to River Valley and city views
- Accommodate a Mountain Biking skills park
Follow the project in pictures by visiting the image gallery.