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Engagement Activities

Since the middle of August, the project team has installed pop-up boards at events and parks throughout Oliver. Through this engagement, we want to hear your ideas about the future of recreation, social and community needs in the neighbourhood. The public engagement, along with policy direction, will help inform Council as they move forward with recreation decisions in Oliver.

Project Timeline

Phase 1

August 2019-October 2020

In recent years, there has been a lot of public engagement in Oliver and Downtown which has resulted in feedback on green spaces, parks and amenities. However, the question of ‘What does recreation mean to you?’ has not been asked.  

Phase 1 of engagement will focus on understanding the opportunities and challenges to recreation in Oliver. 
 

Phase 2

April-June 2020

Using all the data from the recent engagement, recreation themes will be created. There will be opportunities to prioritize and provide feedback on what is important to enhance and promote all types of recreation in Oliver. 

Phase 2 will also test innovative recreation ideas, using examples from other cities, to understand the willingness to try new approaches.

What We Are Hearing

Pop-Up Boards

So far you have provided over 100 ideas and suggestions!  Your top themes include:

  • Your favourite ways to spend time in Oliver include using parks and green spaces, biking, hiking/walking, and restaurants and cafes
  • Your suggestions for future recreation include more programming, additional community garden space and additional indoor amenities

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of the recreation centers listed are not 5km from my home, as recommended by the Approach to Recreation Planning.

We are using the Oliver neighbourhood boundary, as determined by the City of Edmonton. The basic commitment in the City's Approach to Recreational Facility Planning is that at least 1 recreation centre is within a 5-kilometre distance. Based on the residential address of Oliver residents, some recreational facilities will be closer than others. Depending on the resident's address, a number of options meet that criterion. 

What are the hours for the pop up events?

The boards are available 24/7 to add your feedback. The boards are monitored regularly and all feedback will be recorded.

Stay Informed

Project updates and opportunities to share your ideas.

For More Information

Email isdresearch@edmonton.ca

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