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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 has initiated a rehabilitation project for the landscape (open spaces) and amenities around the lake. The City engaged with visiting users and residents to guide the vision and concept development for this open space project.

Current Activity

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

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

We are now in the third round of public engagement. A drop-in session was held on June 13, 2018 welcoming participants to review and make adjustments to the preferred concept for rehabilitation of the open space in each area around the lake. Interested participants were then invited for a ‘dusk walk’ around the lake to assess current safety and lighting concerns that were flagged during previous rounds of engagement. Edmonton Police Service, the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team, Parks and Roadways Operations and Capital City Clean Up were in attendance to answer questions.

For those who missed the drop-in engagement session, you can review the display boards and share your feedback in the online survey below. The survey will be open until June 30 at midnight.

Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Concept

  • Detailed design and construction - currently unfunded
  • 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

Concept Design Report (24MB)

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


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.

Two 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


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

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