Category Archives: Parks

Urban Trees

Often when we think about planning a city, we focus on elements such as roads, bridges, transit and buildings. We think about how we can shape the world around us to better suit our needs, but we cannot overlook the … Continue reading

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Exciting New Skatepark Opens! Free Recreation!

June 2014 I want to share my excitement about the opening of the brand-new Fulton Ravine South Skatepark in my ward. There are only a few skate parks in all of Edmonton, and this brand new one is already very … Continue reading

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High Level Waterfall: where to go from here?

The High Level Bridge Great Divide Waterfall has been an Edmonton icon since the valves were first turned on in 1980, following its private donation by artist Peter Lewis. Even though the waterfall has been out of commission since 2009, … Continue reading

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Fall Back in Love with Winter!

Councillor Henderson helps unveil Edmonton’s new WinterCity Strategy. The goal is to make us a leading winter city – one where people want to be outside. We want Edmonton to fall back in love with winter!

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Queen Elizabeth Park Workshop #2 – Aug 15, 2012

8 August, 2012 As you may already know, the City of Edmonton is in the process of developing a plan that will enhance Queen Elizabeth Park’s role as a city-wide destination park. In April, the City of Edmonton held its first public workshop … Continue reading

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Edmonton Magazine’s ‘Best Neighbourhoods’ List Gives Ward 8 Some Bragging Rights

1 August, 2012 Edmonton-based Avenue Magazine released their first annual poll results of Edmonton’s best neighbourhoods, according to its readers.  Strathcona tops the list, while Garneau, Cloverdale, and Belgravia all won mentions in the best places to live in Edmonton. Four … Continue reading

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Summer Storm Update from the City of Edmonton

26 July, 2012 City of Edmonton Storm Information Update – July 25, 2012 Environment Canada reports that Edmonton’s average rainfall in July is 90 mm. Some areas of Edmonton have already had double the average rainfall. In south and west … Continue reading

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River Day 2012 this Saturday at Rundle Park

Bring the whole family and learn how to fish or book a canoe lesson! This Saturday June 9th at Rundle Park ( 2909-113 Ave; access from Yellowhead Hwy or 113 Ave) There will also be a free pancake breakfast at 10 … Continue reading

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City Lifts Fire Ban

City ends fire ban May 18, 2012 –   The City of Edmonton has lifted the ban on open burning and fireworks in Edmonton. “The fire hazard in Edmonton has decreased to the point where we’re comfortable lifting the ban,” said … Continue reading

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City Fire Ban Remains in Effect for May Long Weekend

May 18, 2012 Despite recent precipitation, the City of Edmonton fire ban on open burning and fireworks remains in effect due to dry conditions. Backyard fire pits that comply with the City’s Community Standards Bylaw, as well as fire pits and wood … Continue reading

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