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The Master Plan will increase opportunities to experience and enjoy the park while preserving and enhancing the ecological systems in place.

About the Plan

The approved plan expands opportunities to view and touch the water, introduces additional amenities, enhances existing facilities such as Yorath House, increases barrier-free design through the park, identifies preservation areas and implements measures to protect and stabilize shoreline areas along the North Saskatchewan.

In March 2020, construction started on the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Washroom Facility and Utility Renewal Project. The existing washroom facility in the center of Laurier Park will be removed and replaced with an improved facility that will be able to operate year-round. This work will continue through winter 2020.

Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Concept

Summer 2020

  • Construction starts on the natural playground located in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park. The project will be completed in fall 2020.
  • The playground will include a 2-story tower, logs and a coyote structure for climbing.
  • The playground will be made of natural elements, including domestic wood species and boulders that exist within the park.
  • Installation of signage at Buena Vista and Sir Wilfrid Laurier parks will provide directions and information on park facilities, amenities and trail networks.

Spring 2020

  • Construction begins on the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Washroom Facility and Utility Renewal Project

2018 and 2019

  • Construction and completion of Yorath House, surrounding landscaping, parking and park amenity node
  • Construction of parking lot, roadway upgrades and LID rain gardens

2016 and 2017

  • Construction of Yorath parking and park amenity node
  • Design for Yorath House redevelopment, Yorath parking lot addition and amenity node
  • Design and build completion for parking lot upgrades

2013 to 2015

2014 - 2015
Design and construction for secondary pathway improvements, dog beach access stairs, stairway additions, shared-use pathway improvements, Melton Ravine bicycle trail realignment, and pathway realignment

April 2014
City Council approval of Master Plan


  • Detailed design and Environmental Review completed
  • Finalized the Master Plan and report


June 2012
Public Workshop and Online Survey

Review of new Vision and Program Statement and concept plans
What We Heard
Concept Review Summary Report

March and April 2012
Stakeholder Workshop

Review of Vision Statement, uses for the park, improvements, and uses for Yorath House
What We Heard
Stakeholder Interviews
What We Heard
Public Visioning Session
What We Heard

For More Information

Open Space Infrastructure Delivery

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Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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