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Oliver is Edmonton’s densest neighbourhood and continues to attract residential and commercial development. 

Demographic Data

  • The current population is 18,235 people
  • The population is projected to DOUBLE in the next 40 years
  • The majority of Oliver residents live in apartments or condominiums and are renting their residence

Current Recreational Spaces within 5 kilometres of Oliver

As part of the Approach to Community Recreation Facility Planning, every citizen should have access to an indoor recreational opportunity within a 5-kilometre radius of their home.

Edmonton Public Library Branches
  • Stanley A. Milner
  • Woodcroft
  • Sprucewood
  • Strathcona

See EPL Hours and Locations

Indoor Turf Field in 1 location
Indoor Fitness Centres in 5 locations
1 Indoor Curling Facility
3 Indoor Ice Sheets (not including Oliver Arena)
  • Coronation Arena
  • Crestwood Arena
  • Tipton Arena
2 Partner Facilities:
Multipurpose Spaces in 32 Community Leagues
Fitness Spaces in 2 locations
Indoor Aquatics in 3 locations

Recreation opportunities need to reflect the density, now and in the future, and the diversity of the people who live in Oliver.

Any future planning for recreation and wellness opportunities in Oliver should align with: Big City Moves Plan, Breathe Strategy and The Approach to Community Recreation Facility Planning in Edmonton.

Big City Moves Plan

Big City Moves Photo

This plan focuses on the 5 Big City Moves which invite Edmontonians to work together to create a vibrant and welcoming city. In promoting City council’s Strategic Vision through The City Plan, Big City Moves is about:

  • Building community connections and relations to ensure residents, both old and new, have everything that they need for their daily lives
  • Working with our current infrastructure and reimagining ways to change our community to meet our future needs
  • Creating a city that is sustainable and environmentally conscious
  • Creating a city where everybody feels welcome, connected, included and cared about
  • Encouraging creativity in all aspects of the lives of our citizens in order to ensure economic continuity

For more information, visit Big City Moves.

Breathe Strategy

Breathe Strategy Photo

The main goal of this strategy is to plan and sustain a healthy city by encouraging connection and integration of open space at the site, neighbourhood, city and regional levels. Some key points that apply to Oliver include:

  • The total amount of municipal parks and other publicly-accessible open space is limited.  With the projected population increase, improvements in the amount, quality and functionality of open space is increasingly important. 
  • There needs to be an emphasis on multifunctional open spaces. 
  • Open space acquisition is limited by land availability and high cost. 

For more information on this transformative strategy, visit Breathe.

Approach to Community Recreation Facility Planning in Edmonton

Approach to Community Recreation Facility Planning in Edmonton Photo

The strategy guides re-investment in community recreation facilities.  Key points that influence this strategy are:

  • The continued growth of Edmonton, including population growth in mature neighbourhoods
  • The demand for non-traditional activities
  • The need for social connectedness
  • Greater support for accessible environments that support physical literacy
  • Opportunity for partnerships
  • The need for regional integration, and aging facilities that may no longer meet community needs

For more information on this transformative strategy, visit Approach to Community Recreation Facility Planning in Edmonton.

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