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.

2021 Update

Construction on the first park, Riverside Park, is set to begin. A survey with playground design options was open from May 18 to 25, 2021 - see the What We Heard Report for information and results of the survey.

Remember to click the Stay Informed button to the right to sign up for project updates.


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.

2021 Update

Construction on the first park, Riverside Park, is set to begin. A survey with playground design options was open from May 18 to 25, 2021 - see the What We Heard Report for information and results of the survey.

Remember to click the Stay Informed button to the right to sign up for project updates.

  • Final Design - Riverside Park Construction

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    Exciting news! Construction of Riverside Park is scheduled to begin in early August with anticipated completion in November 2021. The final design shown below will also be posted on-site for information. Updated construction photos will be added regularly to the News Feed! Please check-in regularly to stay informed.

  • What We Heard Report & Final Playground Design

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    Thank you to those who submitted their thoughts and ideas through the Riverside Park Playground survey. The valuable feedback and information that the project team received was used to select the successful playground contractor, Playquest. The final Riverside Park playground design along with the results from the survey can be found in the What We Heard Report that is located on the right-hand side under key documents.

    Construction on the park will begin in summer 2021.

  • Playground Survey Closed

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    Thank you for the feedback and thoughts during the public survey which will help inform the selection of new playground equipment for Riverside Park. We received 109 responses, and this valuable feedback will assist us in selecting the successful playground contractor for Riverside Park Playground.

    A What We Heard Report containing the results of the survey, along with the final playground design will be available in June 2021.



  • What We Heard & Amended Parks Master Plan

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    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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    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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    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 until 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:

    • Date: Wednesday, December 2, 2020
    • Time: 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
    • Registration: The event has concluded.


  • Welcome to the Riverside Parks Planning Project

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    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.