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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.

Project Timeline

Project Lifecycle Concept

Winter 2021

The Washroom Facility and Utility Renewal Project is complete. Construction included demolition of the old building and upgrading underground services to make it a year-round facility. Highlights include:

  • Gender-inclusive with 4 individual stalls and 1 barrier free stall
  • New paved pathway that meets new accessibility standards
  • Water fill station/fountain
  • Bike racks
  • Simple design with glass for natural light
  • Stainless steel for easy cleaning
  • Better signage

Fall 2020

  • Construction is now complete and the natural playground located in Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park is open for families to enjoy. 
  • The playground includes a 2-level tower, logs and ropes and a coyote structure for climbing. It is made of natural elements, including domestic wood species and boulders.  
  • 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

In March 2020, construction started on the Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Washroom Facility and Utility Renewal Project. The existing washroom facility in the centre 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.

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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10111-104 Avenue NW Edmonton
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