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William Hawrelak Park Rehabilitation

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Louise McKinney would be ideal for Shakespeare in the Park, Rockfest and Symphony Under The Sky.
Also ideal would be the entirety of the Legislature grounds for the Heritage Fest. The Annex will be gone by then so there will be lots more room for pavilions.
 

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Symphony Under the Sky in the East Leg grounds (like Symphony in the City) please and thank you or at the bottom or QE's hill with the city/river valley/bridges in the background.
 

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@IanO @BASE This is a huge project in scope, at least going by the project page. Here is what it lists, in the city's own words:

Outdoor amenities:

This includes updating landscaping and park amenities:
  • Increasing the number of accessible picnic sites that include asphalt connections
  • Upgrading benches, garbage receptacles, picnic tables and picnic sites
  • Dredging the sediment from the lake bottom
  • Investigating water quality options to support expanded uses of the lake
  • Regrading around facilities and throughout the park site to address drainage issues
  • Replacing the paddle boat dock
  • Replacing the playground
  • Adding lighting for security

Growth

  • Wayfinding signage
Indoor amenities:

This includes rehabilitating all interior spaces and building envelopes (exterior walls, roof, windows and doors):

Main Pavilion

  • Updating the structural, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Updating interior finishes and fixtures
  • Replacement of skate flooring

Growth

  • Adding gender-inclusive washrooms to existing amenities
  • Review of main pavilion vendor spaces to improve functionality

Boathouse

  • Updating the structural, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Replacing the concrete surround

Washroom Shelters

  • Updating the structural, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Updating interior finishes and fixtures

Growth

  • Adding a family/gender inclusive washrooms to existing amenities
  • Winterizing washroom shelters for year round access

Service Yard

  • Updating the structural, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Reviewing current service yard layout and program to support effective and efficient operations
Event Space

This includes rehabilitating all event spaces where people gather:

Heritage Amphitheatre

  • Updating the structural, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Updating interior finishes and fixtures
  • Investigating if existing outdoor seating needs to be renewed or replaced

Growth

  • Rehabilitating exterior space, including lighting
  • Adding a family/gender inclusive washrooms to existing amenities
  • Reconfiguration of green room and back of house access
Circulation

Walk, wheel and bike

This includes improving access for pedestrians, cyclists and those with limited mobility.
  • Improving accessibility on existing pathways

Growth

  • Adding shared use paths to provide connectivity to amenities and throughout the park
  • Adding bicycle parking

Vehicle

This includes improving how cars, trucks and emergency vehicles move through the park
  • Improving main access to accommodate heavy event traffic
  • Repaving all roads
  • Replacing all road curbing
  • Improving roadway safety to accommodate increased multi-modal use

Growth

  • Improving emergency vehicle access
  • Reconfiguration of main entrance traffic flow
  • Adding pedestrian crossings in parking areas and at pathways connected to the road
Infrastructure:
This includes providing a better park experience by upgrading water, power, data and other accessories and utilities:
  • Rehabilitating the entire storm sewer system infrastructure within the park
  • Replacing the existing irrigation system
  • Assessing the lake outfall mechanical system and renewing as required

Partial Growth

  • Rehabilitating the entire water distribution system within the park and expand the system as required to provide fire coverage at Washroom/Shelter #2, the Service Yard, Heritage Amphitheatre and Main Pavilion
  • Upgrading or supporting new infrastructure such as power, gas and telecommunication (including wifi)
 

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I was thinking the same thing, a beach.
And finally (as worded) "to support expanded uses of the lake".. This must be to upgrade water quality to a public wading/swimming area
 

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I was thinking the same thing, a beach.
And finally (as worded) "to support expanded uses of the lake".. This must be to upgrade water quality to a public wading/swimming area
If I recall correctly, so far they're thinking of improving the water quality enough that people can do things like paddle boarding, but not enough that people can be immersed in the water (IE swimming) for prolonged periods of time.

EDIT: I was right. The price tag for making it useable for paddle boarding/kayaking is $2 million, whereas making it swimable and adding a beach costs around $60 million.
 

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William Hawrelak Park Rehabilitation Project​

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Project Website

Budget - The project is currently on budget.​

Schedule - The project is currently on schedule.​

Scope - The project is within the scope approved in the project charter.​

Description:​

A 10-year rehabilitation plan guides the renewal of Hawrelak Park to ensure it continues to serve the recreational and event needs of Edmontonians. The William Hawrelak Park Rehabilitation project will address the lifecycle replacement of the utility, transportation, open spaces and facility infrastructure within the park boundary to better support the site's existing varied and intensive uses and existing park goals and objectives

Latest Update:​

Design workshops continue with internal and external stakeholders. Structural investigations were completed on the main pavilion deck to inform design. Environmental investigations in the service yard are complete with no further assessment required.

Contact Information:​

Contact: Rachel Dumont
Email: rachel.dumont@edmonton.ca
Phone:780-442-0219

Approved Schedule​

June, 2022​

Forecasted Schedule​

June, 2022​

Approved Budget​

$4.27 million​

Forecasted Budget​

$4.27 million​

 

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It can always be reverted back to Mayfair Park
I like Mayfair Park better too.

I'm sad that we'll lose this park for a few years, but if it's going to be better for it then sure. Just hope that they can keep the peripheral trails open.
 

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@IanO @BASE This is a huge project in scope, at least going by the project page.
i suppose that depends on your definition of huge…

rogers place including the community rink only took 2 1/2 years from start to finish.

ground breaking to move in for stantec in their tower was only 4 years.

the park is 68 hectares in total and a subdivision of that size is often completed in a single construction season.

outside of the servicing, everything else on the list is a bunch of discrete components, all of which could be completed concurrently with each other and with the servicing.
 

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