Located minutes away from Big Lake and Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park, Riverside is a new neighbourhood that features detached single-family residences, duplexes and townhomes. Situated on the northwest side of St. Albert, it is a growing community. Residents have access to 145 acres of lush forest, extensive parklands and walking trails all outside their front door. Whether you want to take a morning jog through the mature Grey Nuns White Spruce Forest, a bike ride through the natural wilderness of Red Willow Park Trail System or canoe down the Sturgeon River into Big Lake, it is all possible in Riverside. Located in the heart of Riverside will be Riverside Landing, a place to shop, eat, relax and more.
Year Developed: 2010s
Type of homes: Single-Family, Condo/Apartment, Townhouses, Duplexes
Parks in the area: Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park; Rotary Park
Schools in the Area
- Elementary: Ronald Harvey Elementary School; Bertha Kennedy Catholic School; École Father Jan
- Secondary: William D. Cuts Junior High School; Bellerose Composite High School
- Close to Grey Nuns White Spruce Forest, Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park and Big Lake
- Lots of young families
- Newer neighbourhood
Riverside is one of St. Albert’s newest communities with the Area Structure Plan (ASP) being approved in 2015. The ASP indicates the neighbourhood will include a wide range of housing types including:
- 1,930 units of low density residential
- 971 units of medium density residential
- 1,114 units of medium to high density residential
Riverside is anticipated to include a Neighbourhood Activity Centre, allowing residents to live, work, play and shop nearby. It is intended to be a pedestrian-oriented area with medium to high densities, including a commercial district.
The southern edge of the neighbourhood interfaces with Red Willow Park West, a multi-faceted open space below the designated flood line. Development in this area is intended to focus on protecting the natural environment and providing an interconnected trail network. The design concept for Grey Nuns White Spruce Park includes a picnic area, interpretive opportunities and a nature play area.
Last edited: November 6, 2019