City of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Fort Centre Park is an approximately 40 hectare parcel of land centrally located within the City of Fort Saskatchewan. The site’s prominent location presents the opportunity for Fort Centre Park to become a showcase park within the community. The City of Fort Saskatchewan distributed a request for proposals for the review and master planning of Fort Centre Park. The contract was awarded to a team led by EDA Collaborative Inc.
One of the primary challenges of this project was lack of site access to the park, as the site is bounded by steep slopes, a highway and the river. EDA developed three conceptual options, each with a distinct themes, park elements, and access, yet achieving the vision for the park described by key stakeholders, partners and project team members. The options were presented to the public at an open house. A single master plan and implementation strategy was developed based on comments received at the open house.