What We Heard Report
The City of St. Albert recently completed public engagement to help prioritize new recreation and community amenities for the Community Amenities Site, building on feedback received through our Recreation Needs Assessment work in 2022. An online survey collected input from residents with 1,972 survey respondents providing information on what was most important for the new Community Amenities Site, including sharing perspectives on costing, phasing, desired amenities, and site layout and access. Through various in person pop-ups and open houses, the project team spoke to more than 650 residents directly, with many more providing written feedback at displays in Servus Credit Union Place and St. Albert Place. The City engaged with 22 different community groups including sport, recreation and other community organizations, alongside St. Albert school boards, regional municipal partners and Indigenous partners to provide their perspective on needs for this new site. All the feedback received has been summarized into the What We Heard Report (Manda to add link), also available on the project webpage. We thank all participants for providing their valuable input.
In addition to the public engagement, the recommended plan for the Community Amenities Site will consider many inputs, including the Recreation Amenity Needs Assessment, Council priority, operating and development costs, existing facility usage data alongside trends and anticipated growth for the City. Based on all these inputs, a draft concept plan and design report is being created and is anticipated to be discussed with Council in summer 2023, with further decisions and direction from Council anticipated in fall 2023. Planning for new community amenities is a complex, multi-year process that has many stages and decisions to be made. We are excited to continue this important work and look forward to continuing to work with the community as this project progresses.
For further information, including the What We Heard and Frequently Asked Questions that resulted from the engagement, please see the Key Documents section of this page located to the right.