Grey Nuns White Spruce Park Planning
Public Participation Results
Over 140 surveys were completed through the open house at the Kinsmen Banquet Centre on October 8, 2019 and the online survey that was available from October 8-22, 2019. ISL Engineering and the City are reviewing the survey results and will be using feedback to improve the plans and ensure a strong vision for the park.
Information collected at the open house and a revised park plan will be posted on the City website in 2020. The construction of this project is currently unfunded, however, it is on the 10-year capital plan.
The Grey Nuns White Spruce Park (GNWSP) is a unique park that includes the White Spruce Forest, which is a designated Municipal Historic Resource.
The park is valued for the recreation opportunities it provides and how it connects to St. Albert’s cultural and historic past. With the development of Riverside and increasing use of the GNWSP, there is a need to provide better access to the area while ensuring the long-term sustainability of the White Spruce Forest.
About the Project
The City is developing a park plan that will allow the public opportunities to enjoy and learn about the historic and cultural significance of the area while protecting the forest through an appropriate trail system and amenities. Plans include different types of trails, a nature play space, picnic shelter and interpretive areas. This is part of the Red Willow Park West Master Plan, which was completed in 2018.
Map of GNWSP boundary where park development will be happening:
Last edited: November 22, 2019