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Engagement Activities

The City is creating a vision for the future of recreation in Oliver;  a vision that is rooted in citizen insight and principles based on community needs now and into the future. This will create the Oliver Recreation Strategy that will be the foundation for recreation decisions.

Project Timeline

Phase 3

December 2020

Over 370 ideas were collected from community residents and stakeholders, and have been grouped into 4 key themes of the long-term recreation vision for Oliver: vibrant community hub; multipurpose, all-season outdoor amenities; community access and connectivity; and high level of functional design.

See What We Heard: Phase 3 Public Engagement Results

Phase 2

February 2020

We are excited to introduce Bang the Table's Engagement HQ, an interactive online engagement tool, which allows you to submit your ideas and see your neighbour’s inputs in real-time. Stay tuned!

Phase 1


Focus: understanding the opportunities and challenges to recreation in Oliver.

Over 120 ideas were collected on pop-up boards between August 12 - September 19, 2019 on what would make it easier to spend more free time in Oliver and ideas for future recreation. 

A recreation needs assessment survey was available October 18 - November 11, 2019. 347 people provided insights on their current recreational activities and ideas for future recreation.

A detailed What We Heard Report is available.

What We Are Hearing

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the possibilities for an off leash dog park?

The Dogs In Open Spaces Strategy is working to develop a process for community groups to establish off-leash areas. As progress is made, updates will be posted at Dogs in Open Spaces Strategy.  For more information, please contact the Dog Off-Leash Coordinator at

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. 

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

Recreation Needs Assessment Survey

347 people provided insights on their current recreational activities and ideas for future recreation.

  • The top three things people like about Oliver are: walkability, connection to river valley, and green spaces and parks
  • Physical and social recreation are priorities
  • Outdoor recreation is the most popular, followed by indoor individual recreation
  • Recreation opportunities should be age-friendly, inclusive and accessible
  • Recreation amenities should be vibrant, multipurpose and programmable

Stay Informed

Project updates and opportunities to share your ideas.

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