Thank you for your feedback. We have reviewed your question and understand that your concerns are around how the City prioritizes, some specific aspects of the park elements and road conditions along 135 avenue. Our response below will hopefully address these concerns.
Glengarry Park is defined as a “District Activity Park.” These parks are an integral part of the City’s park system and support a wide variety of facilities, programs and open space opportunities. Over half of the District Activity Parks in Edmonton are located in mature neighbourhoods, and the infrastructure in those parks is beyond its expected life cycle. A long-term strategic approach to renew District Parks was established through the District Park Renewal Program. This program is still a priority as we work to ensure we are building a city that will sustain and support us today and 20, 50 and 100 years from now.
In terms of elements that will be included in the park, during the public engagement events (held from 2016 to 2018 in support of the development of the Master Plan for Glengarry Park), park features such as a mountain bike skills area, bleachers, and workout pods were supported, which is why we are asking for feedback now to understand the current appetite for these features. We wanted to provide a wide variety of options for the public to weigh in on and encourage you to respond to the survey and provide your input on the elements you would and would not like to see in Glengarry Park.
Additionally, the majority of the features in the survey are considered “growth items” and would not proceed until additional funding is approved. Other items, such as the playground area and spray deck that are at the end of their life cycle, are considered “renewal items” and will be upgraded from the renewal funding that has already been allocated to the project.
To address your comments on 135 avenue, we encourage you to report any road maintenance requests through the 311 app, submitting a photo if possible, or by contacting 311 to inform the City about your concerns. This will ensure your concern is received through the appropriate channels. An inspector will be dispatched to assess the area and what can be done to correct issues, if anything.