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The landscape and amenity redevelopment around Beaumaris Lake is anticipated to begin in spring 2020.

Project Update - Spring 2020

Construction started on March 30, 2020 with tree clearing activities. Tree clearing is required to build a new shared use path, viewpoints and parks, improve sightlines and address the recommendations contained in the projects Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) report.

For more information on tree clearing activities, please refer to this construction notice and the associated map.

Full construction is anticipated to begin in June 2020. Detailed design is complete and the procurement for the services of a general contractor is underway. It is anticipated that construction will be completed in fall 2021.

Construction work will be phased and the details of the phasing plan will be shared once a contractor is engaged. The plan is to keep the majority of the park open for public use during construction. Temporary access routes will be identified.

Depending on the situation posed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a construction open house is planned for late May.

Please watch your mailbox for construction bulletins that will provide more information along with contact details for any concerns regarding landscaping and access.

About the Project

Built in the late 1970s, Beaumaris Lake is Edmonton’s first and largest stormwater lake. The lake serves as both a stormwater management facility and a recreation destination for area residents and visitors.

The City 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. 

Project Timeline

Project Life Cycle

2019 to 2021

2021: Construction completion

2020: Construction begins

2019: Detailed design work

2018

  • Preliminary design: further development of preferred concept
  • Concept plan completed
  • Public engagement: reviewed preferred concept and made adjustments

What We Heard
Preliminary Design Report (11MB)

2017

Fall

Public engagement: reviewed 3 concept options and gathered feedback to narrow down a preferred concept

Concept Options
What We Heard
Concept Design Report (24MB)

Spring

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

2015 and Earlier

Beaumaris Lake stormwater condition assessment public consultation
Display Boards

2013
Needs assessment stakeholder interviews

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 protection 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 was to develop a functional plan - essentially the long-term “vision” for the lake - which would be used to create concepts. Approved concepts were used to help inform designs required for the request for funding in the 2019 to 2022 capital budget cycle.

Two rounds of public engagement activities, for each phase of the project, were 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 changed.

Project History

Project Update - December 2019

The project is at 90% completion of the detailed design work and is currently on schedule for an anticipated construction start date of spring 2020. The process of engaging a construction contractor has started.

At this time, we are planning on phasing construction and providing temporary access routes in areas affected by the work to avoid total closures. Once a contractor is engaged, details of the phasing will be finalized. We anticipate construction to be completed in late fall 2021.

In late October 2019, the Government of Alberta announced budget cuts that affected all municipalities, including Edmonton. To minimize the effect of these cuts, the City reviewed and prioritized all current and future projects, including Beaumaris Lake Open Space Rehabilitation.

On December 13, Council recommended this project move ahead as planned. It is our continued responsibility to ensure the project budget is allocated appropriately, while delivering the best service possible to the community.

We will provide another update in early spring 2020.

Detailed Project Update - December 2019

For More Information

Samuel Malayang

14th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111-104 Avenue NW Edmonton
T5J 0J4

Title Program Manager, Open Space Infrastructure Delivery
Telephone

780-423-4855

Email samuel.malayang@edmonton.ca

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