Riverside Parks Planning

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View of the stormwater management facility in Riverside, a community in Saint Albert, Alberta.


Located on the west side of St. Albert, Riverside is nestled along the Sturgeon River Valley and minutes away from Big Lake and Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. Riverside residents have access to acres of lush forest, extensive parklands, and walking trails, all outside their front doors.

The population is expected to see rapid growth and parks are being planned to build the community for now and the future.

In 2018, the City of St. Albert approved the Riverside Parks Master Plan, which aims to ensure quality and diverse parks and open spaces within the Riverside neighbourhood that will meet the needs of residents and continue to provide quality of life for all. The Area Structure Plan was amended in March 2020, which altered some planned parks.

Your input will help shape the features of these changed Riverside park spaces. We invite you to share your feedback on this exciting project as it moves through phases of park development.



Located on the west side of St. Albert, Riverside is nestled along the Sturgeon River Valley and minutes away from Big Lake and Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park. Riverside residents have access to acres of lush forest, extensive parklands, and walking trails, all outside their front doors.

The population is expected to see rapid growth and parks are being planned to build the community for now and the future.

In 2018, the City of St. Albert approved the Riverside Parks Master Plan, which aims to ensure quality and diverse parks and open spaces within the Riverside neighbourhood that will meet the needs of residents and continue to provide quality of life for all. The Area Structure Plan was amended in March 2020, which altered some planned parks.

Your input will help shape the features of these changed Riverside park spaces. We invite you to share your feedback on this exciting project as it moves through phases of park development.


  • What We Heard & Amended Parks Master Plan

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    17 days ago

    We would like to thank everyone who participated and provided their feedback on the Riverside Parks Master Plan amendment. The newly updated plan reflects the changes to park sizes and classifications resulting from the March 2020 Area Structure Plan amendment process. You can find the updated plan in the key documents link on the right of the screen.

    Through the process, we heard from 42 residents through an online survey, questions tool, forum, or email. The results of that engagement are found in the What We Heard report found in the key documents link on the right of the screen. Major themes from the public engagement that were incorporated into the plan include:

    • Additional opportunities for play, including for youth. An additional small-scale play feature was added to the conservation park and the asphalt surface in neighbourhood park 2 was reconfigured to allow for the inclusion of a basketball court.
    • Concerns about the placement of trails and amenities in Riverside Park (community park 2). The sliding hill has been moved more centrally so it is away from the existing housing. The playground and seating node have also moved further south, with the sports field occupying the area closest to the existing homes.

    Other concerns including the potential roadway to support the multi-family housing adjacent to the urban square and concerns around roadway design and the extension of Rankin Drive (formerly Meadowview Lane) were not able to be addressed by this plan. These concerns have been relayed to the developer and relevant City departments to inform future decision making.

    Once again, we appreciate your continued interest and support in ensuring the Riverside park spaces support a healthy, active and connected community. We look forward to connecting with you as the parks in the plan come to life.

    We would like to thank everyone who participated and provided their feedback on the Riverside Parks Master Plan amendment. The newly updated plan reflects the changes to park sizes and classifications resulting from the March 2020 Area Structure Plan amendment process. You can find the updated plan in the key documents link on the right of the screen.

    Through the process, we heard from 42 residents through an online survey, questions tool, forum, or email. The results of that engagement are found in the What We Heard report found in the key documents link on the right of the screen. Major themes from the public engagement that were incorporated into the plan include:

    • Additional opportunities for play, including for youth. An additional small-scale play feature was added to the conservation park and the asphalt surface in neighbourhood park 2 was reconfigured to allow for the inclusion of a basketball court.
    • Concerns about the placement of trails and amenities in Riverside Park (community park 2). The sliding hill has been moved more centrally so it is away from the existing housing. The playground and seating node have also moved further south, with the sports field occupying the area closest to the existing homes.

    Other concerns including the potential roadway to support the multi-family housing adjacent to the urban square and concerns around roadway design and the extension of Rankin Drive (formerly Meadowview Lane) were not able to be addressed by this plan. These concerns have been relayed to the developer and relevant City departments to inform future decision making.

    Once again, we appreciate your continued interest and support in ensuring the Riverside park spaces support a healthy, active and connected community. We look forward to connecting with you as the parks in the plan come to life.

  • Video Replay: Riverside Engagement Session - December 2, 2020

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    3 months ago

    If you weren't able to attend the online presentation, here is the recording of the Riverside Parks Planning Online Engagement session that took place on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 via Zoom.

    If you weren't able to attend the online presentation, here is the recording of the Riverside Parks Planning Online Engagement session that took place on Wednesday, December 2, 2020 via Zoom.

  • Public Engagement Opportunities

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    3 months ago

    The project team would like to hear from you regarding the proposed updates to the Riverside Park Master Plan. We have a number of different feedback opportunities planned to hear from residents.

    On this webpage, you will find the Forum, which allows residents to provide their thoughts and respond to each other's comments. The Question tool gives residents the opportunity to ask questions directly of the project team.

    Revised concept plan drawings and an online survey were available to December 8th.The survey is now closed. Results will be shared online in January, 2021.

    Lastly, an online event including a presentation and opportunity to engage with the project team is scheduled for December 2, 2020. Details below:


    The project team would like to hear from you regarding the proposed updates to the Riverside Park Master Plan. We have a number of different feedback opportunities planned to hear from residents.

    On this webpage, you will find the Forum, which allows residents to provide their thoughts and respond to each other's comments. The Question tool gives residents the opportunity to ask questions directly of the project team.

    Revised concept plan drawings and an online survey were available to December 8th.The survey is now closed. Results will be shared online in January, 2021.

    Lastly, an online event including a presentation and opportunity to engage with the project team is scheduled for December 2, 2020. Details below:


  • Welcome to the Riverside Parks Planning Project

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    4 months ago

    The City of St. Albert developed a parks master plan in 2018 to ensure Riverside residents can enjoy quality and diverse parks and open spaces in their neighbourhood. As the Area Structure Plan for the neighbourhood was amended in March 2020, the Riverside Parks Master Plan needs to be updated.

    Public feedback helps influence decisions and is important to ensure future parks in our community meet the needs of residents and contribute to quality of life for all.

    As your input will help shape the features of the changed park spaces in Riverside, we invite you to share your ideas and thoughts about the project through this website.

    The City of St. Albert developed a parks master plan in 2018 to ensure Riverside residents can enjoy quality and diverse parks and open spaces in their neighbourhood. As the Area Structure Plan for the neighbourhood was amended in March 2020, the Riverside Parks Master Plan needs to be updated.

    Public feedback helps influence decisions and is important to ensure future parks in our community meet the needs of residents and contribute to quality of life for all.

    As your input will help shape the features of the changed park spaces in Riverside, we invite you to share your ideas and thoughts about the project through this website.