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The City is beginning the process of conceptual design for landscape and amenity redevelopment around Beaumaris Lake.

Built in the late 1970’s, Beaumaris Lake is both Edmonton’s first stormwater lake as well as the largest. The lake serves as both a stormwater management facility and a recreation destination for area residents and visitors. The City of Edmonton is beginning the process of concept design for landscape and amenity redevelopment around the lake. The City is engaging lake users and residents to help guide the concept development.

Current Activity

The next phase of planning the Beaumaris Lake Open Space Rehabilitation project is underway.

Crews will be working around the lake over the next few weeks doing investigative work and gathering data from the ground. The information they are gathering will be used to inform some final details in the concept designs created in Fall 2017. This work is anticipated to occur between May 17 and May 31, 2018.

Private Locates - locating underground utilities around the lake. Used to mark underground pipes, cables to ensure map investigation work.

Topographic Survey – locating existing features such as lighting, retaining walls, elevated ground and changes in grade.

Geo-technical Investigation Drilling - drilling holes to determine the physical properties of the soil under the surface to determine stability for potential development.

Please respect all signage and keep your distance from the work site for your safety and protection of the crews. DO NOT remove coloured flags, as these indicate utility locations.  

Note: this investigative work is part of the Design phase of this project. Implementation of the rehabilitation project is pending approval for funding.

The project is now moving forward from the Concept phase into the Preliminary Design phase, to prepare for a funding request in the 2019-2022 Capital Budget cycle.

Edmontonians, visiting users and residents of Beaumaris Lake will be invited to participate in the third round of public engagement scheduled for June 13, 2018.

Upcoming Engagement Events

Dusk Walk

Join us for an evening dusk walk around the lake to assess current safety and lighting concerns.

Date: Wednesday June 13, 2018
Time: 8pm
Location: Beaumaris Lake Meet at Lower West Park

Public Engagement Session

We invite you to review and make adjustments to the preferred concept for rehabilitation of the open space around the Beaumaris Lake Stormwater Facility.

Date: Wednesday June 13, 2018
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
Location: Good Shepherd Anglican Church 15495 Castle Downs Road NW

Online Survey

We invite you to review the preferred concept and complete the survey to provide your feedback and make adjustments.

Survey open from June 13 to June 30, 2018.

Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Concept

2019-22
  • Detailed design and construction - currently unfunded
2018
  • Preliminary Design: further development of preferred concept

  • Public Engagement: review preferred concept and make adjustments

Fall 2017
  • Public Engagement: reviewed three concept options and gathered feedback to narrow down to a preferred concept

Concept Options

Display Boards

What We Heard

Spring 2017
  • Functional Program Public Engagement: confirm the program for Beaumaris Lake - gathered feedback to understand community needs, operational requirements and long-term goals and vision for the site

What We Heard

2015:

Beaumaris Lake Stormwater Condition Assessment.

  • Public Consultation - May 2015

  • Needs Assessment Stakeholder Interviews - Summer 2013

Project Overview

In 2016, the City completed a condition assessment of Beaumaris Lake which included the surrounding landscape, community amenities (open space) and the stormwater facility (lake). While the stormwater facility was confirmed to be functioning well in terms of flood protections and water quality enhancement, the assessment pointed to a need for rehabilitation of the surrounding landscaping and open spaces around the  stormwater facility and adjacent park.

The objective of this first project phase is to develop a functional plan - essentially the long-term “vision” for the lake - which will be used to create concepts. Approved concepts will help to inform designs required for request in the next capital budget cycle.

Three rounds of public engagement activities, for each phase of the project, was completed to find out how residents and visiting users were using the open space surrounding the stormwater facility. Feedback gathered outlined what people would like to see improved or changed.

A number of concept options were created for the sections of open space around the stormwater facility based on the feedback gathered. These concept options were then shared with the public to provide an opportunity for input on what they liked and what they would prefer was changed.

All input gathered was used to inform the preferred concept design, which will be shared at the upcoming public engagement in Spring/Summer 2018.

For More Information

Open Space Planning and Design

12th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW Edmonton
T5J 0J4

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

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