Calder Library

The project creates proper water management for Athlone Park and Calder Library to ensure safe and lasting infrastructure.

Project update - October 2023

Construction is complete and the project is under a one-year warranty and maintenance period. The fences remain in place around the worksite to allow the newly laid sod to grow. Access to the rest of the park is not impacted.

About the Project

The Athlone Park/Calder Library, located at 12710 131 Avenue, was built in 2017. The catch basin and storm sewer line on site was removed during the construction of the Calder Library so as not to conflict with the underground utilities. However, there was no alternative site drainage system. As a result, an unofficial wetland area retained the storm water and did not allow the area to drain properly.  

The project improved the site drainage to ensure proper water management. The Calder Library and Athlone Park are important assets for all Edmontonians and ensuring safe and lasting infrastructure is critical to building a healthy and thriving City. The project enables use of the outdoor library spaces, eliminates odours, reduces the mosquito manifestation and addresses safety concerns associated with the area.