Many of the attractions in the park area around the Crestwood community hall are in need of replacement or repair, including the playground, tennis courts and ice rinks. The Crestwood Parkland Redevelopment Committee (CPRC) envisions a multigenerational community and family gathering space that promotes active play, healthy living and community interaction for all Crestwood residents. In addition to playground equipment for children, we are considering both passive features such as benches and active equipment that targets older adults.
The CPRC has contracted with a consultant to create a master plan for the Crestwood Parkland area. The master plan will identify elements the community would like to see in the park and provide an overall plan for the area. To support the development of a master plan the committee received a grant from the City of Edmonton. The CPRC has a goal to have the repair and redevelopment of the park complete in time for the Crestwood Community League’s 100th anniversary in 2017.
The master plan will be developed over the next few months. An initial stakeholder session was held on February 11 to gather some ideas from the community about what they would like to see in the park. These ideas will be used to develop some concept plans and eventually a master plan that will be submitted to the City of Edmonton for approval. We need your input in this planning process and welcome you to attend the community consultation sessions later this spring!
Volunteers are needed to assist with the work we will undertake in the upcoming year: to complete the master plan including community consultation; to coordinate fundraising efforts; to develop a public involvement plan; and prepare grant requests. If you are interested in getting involved or have questions or comments we would like to hear from you! Feel free to contact the co-chairs of the committee, Elizabeth Stephen and Tanis Mosentine, at email@example.com.