Summer 2019: Park opens
2019: Construction and landscaping continues.
2018: City Council approved the Environmental Impact Assessment and Site Location Study in January.
Edmonton Design Committee gave formal approval to proceed with the Development Permit Application in April.
The Development Permit was approved in June.
Design development continues by Manasc Isaac Architects Ltd.
Construction is anticipated to begin in Fall 2018.
2015 - 2017: Indigenous consultation, design and environmental review
City Council approved an additional $500,000 to upgrade the access road into Whitemud Park, through the Spring 2016 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment (SCBA)
City Council approved an additional $1.26 million to construct all of Phase 1, for four season use, through the Fall 2017 Supplemental Capital Budget Adjustment (SCBA).
May 2015: Native Counselling Services of Alberta hosted a Grand Council Gathering for Indigenous Spiritual Leaders living in the capital region.
Manasc Isaac Architects Ltd. hired as prime consultant for the design phase
Feb 2015: Hazardous material abatement, demolition of the old farm buildings, corrals, and house, and regrading of the site
Dec 2014: City Council approves $2 million in the 2015-2018 capital budget deliberations for design and construction of Kihciy Askiy Phase 1
2009: The Whitemud Integrated Area Concept Plan is amended to include the development of the cultural site called Kihciy Askiy (Sacred Earth)
2006: The City receives a proposal from the Edmonton Indigenous Cultural Resource Counsel to create a permanent site for Indigenous cultural events and learning experiences for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people
2003: The Whitemud Integrated Area Concept Plan is developed and approved by City Council
1968: Fox Farms is acquired by the City of Edmonton