Re-imagined Central Park

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The City of Spruce Grove is undertaking a multi-year revitalization project for one of our most loved and well-used spaces - Central Park.

Central Park is located in the heart of the city and has long been a popular spot for community gatherings, special events, recreation, and play. Re-imagined Central Park is the roadmap which will guide the revitalization and enhancement of this space. The objectives of Re-imagined Central Park include:

  • Improving the park experience for users of all ages, interests and abilities.
  • Making the park safer and more comfortable for users during all seasons.
  • Enhancing the amenities and adding new amenities to accommodate a wide variety of uses including special programs and events.
  • Retaining the key features that make Central Park what it is today: skating oval, Lions Log Cabin, splash pad, stage/plaza.
  • Representing the rich history of the area and the uniqueness of its surroundings.


Conceptual rendering - subject to change

The new proposed amenities for the park were selected based on community needs outlined in the Outdoor Amenity Functional Plan (2018). The plan was developed through a robust stakeholder and public engagement process conducted in 2017 to create a vision for parks and outdoor spaces in Spruce Grove. Data collected during the engagement process led to the development of three areas of priority:

Priority 1: Wheeled Sports Facilities

A large-scale and contemporary wheeled sports facility including a skatepark, pump track, and mountain bike skills park.

Priority 2: Central Gathering Space (picnic and play area)

Development of amenities that will encourage multiple uses of the park by a wide range of visitors. The goal is to increase activity and sense of community ownership of the park by providing opportunities for play, gathering, picnicking, and people watching. This additional activity provides greater levels of passive surveillance of the site which will help to limit anti-social or criminal behaviour.

Priority 3: Entry Walk and Story Wall

Development of elements that provide recognizable moments of arrival to the park, improve access from the surrounding road and trail networks, and make circulation through the park more intuitive and accessible. Additionally, telling the story of the park’s ecology, history, and value to the community is important. Architectural and interpretive features also act as wayfinding devices to help users navigate the space.

The City of Spruce Grove is undertaking a multi-year revitalization project for one of our most loved and well-used spaces - Central Park.

Central Park is located in the heart of the city and has long been a popular spot for community gatherings, special events, recreation, and play. Re-imagined Central Park is the roadmap which will guide the revitalization and enhancement of this space. The objectives of Re-imagined Central Park include:

  • Improving the park experience for users of all ages, interests and abilities.
  • Making the park safer and more comfortable for users during all seasons.
  • Enhancing the amenities and adding new amenities to accommodate a wide variety of uses including special programs and events.
  • Retaining the key features that make Central Park what it is today: skating oval, Lions Log Cabin, splash pad, stage/plaza.
  • Representing the rich history of the area and the uniqueness of its surroundings.


Conceptual rendering - subject to change

The new proposed amenities for the park were selected based on community needs outlined in the Outdoor Amenity Functional Plan (2018). The plan was developed through a robust stakeholder and public engagement process conducted in 2017 to create a vision for parks and outdoor spaces in Spruce Grove. Data collected during the engagement process led to the development of three areas of priority:

Priority 1: Wheeled Sports Facilities

A large-scale and contemporary wheeled sports facility including a skatepark, pump track, and mountain bike skills park.

Priority 2: Central Gathering Space (picnic and play area)

Development of amenities that will encourage multiple uses of the park by a wide range of visitors. The goal is to increase activity and sense of community ownership of the park by providing opportunities for play, gathering, picnicking, and people watching. This additional activity provides greater levels of passive surveillance of the site which will help to limit anti-social or criminal behaviour.

Priority 3: Entry Walk and Story Wall

Development of elements that provide recognizable moments of arrival to the park, improve access from the surrounding road and trail networks, and make circulation through the park more intuitive and accessible. Additionally, telling the story of the park’s ecology, history, and value to the community is important. Architectural and interpretive features also act as wayfinding devices to help users navigate the space.

  • Crews complete removal of former skate park

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    A significant milestone was achieved this week as we completed removal of the former Central Park Skate Park. The final load of concrete and rebar was trucked away from the site, and now the process of grading, underground utility work, and preparing the site for the new pump track and wheeled sports park begins! Construction of the new amenities will begin later this summer and they are expected to be complete by summer 2025.


  • City Council officially breaks ground on Re-imagined Central Park revitalization project

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    Deputy Mayor Reid MacDonald (centre) and City Councillors Danielle Carter, Erin Stevenson, Stuart Houston, and Dave Oldham (left to right) officially kicked off construction on the Re-imagined Central Park revitalization project on Friday, May 3. Construction began Monday, May 6 and we appreciate your patience during the process! Learn more about the project, follow along with our progress and sign up for regular e-mail updates direct to your inbox at the top of this page.


  • Council demonstrates commitment to accessibility and safety with Central Park investment

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    Spruce Grove City Council reaffirmed its commitment to building an inclusive community by investing additional funding for the Re-imagined Central Park revitalization project. The funds, which were approved during the April 22 Regular Council meeting, will be used to purchase and install additional accessible play features and elements, as well as provide potable water access for water bottle fill stations, enhanced lighting, and security monitoring equipment.

    “Removing barriers and enhancing accessibility and safety for our residents is a top priority for this council,” said Mayor Jeff Acker. “We want to ensure that those who want to access our facilities, programs, and recreational spaces feel welcome, safe, and able to participate with their friends and family. These additional enhancements at Central Park will go a long way in making that happen.”

    The additional investment in the project was funded from the City’s reserves. Construction is set to begin in early May.

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    Did you miss the Re-imagined Central Park open house but still want to submit your feedback and ideas for the project? Take our Re-imagined Central Park survey. It's open until Tuesday, November 7.

    Please note: This survey is now closed.

  • Attend the Re-imagined Central Park public open house

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    Residents are invited to learn about the Re-imagined Central Park project at a public open house:

    Tuesday, Oct. 17
    3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.
    Border Paving Athletic Centre (100-9 Tri Leisure Way).

    See the design plans, chat with the project team, ask questions, and provide your feedback!

Page last updated: 24 May 2024, 09:31 AM