Deadline: Jan 6, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Butler Memorial Park is undergoing redevelopment and enhancement which will be completed by the end of 2020. It is a small urban park located at 15715 Stony Plain Road; running south of Stony Plain Road, north of 100A Avenue east of 158th Street, ending at 156th street and the Jasper Place Transit Centre, which is under complete redevelopment. The surrounding neighbourhoods are Canora, West Jasper Place, Glenwood, and Britannia-Youngstown.
The original constructed design included a fountain, low flagstone wall with pillars as an entry gate, flagstone cairn with bronze memorial plaque, paved pathway leading between elements with grassed and landscaped areas. As the community grew and use of the park increased, the sidewalks that ran through the park were enlarged and benches were added. The park has since gone through multiple small redevelopments over the last 50 years. The original size and location are mostly intact, but the original design has been modified extensively. Butler Memorial Park was added to the City’s Inventory of Historic Resources in 2018. The park is considered a public greenspace and an area landmark.
Overall Concept The project goal is that the improvement of the park space will contribute to the continuing revitalization of Jasper Place and surrounding area while supporting the goals of safety, connections and community building. The new design will also maintain the historical context of the park’s origins and integrate with the current plans for improving the adjacent Jasper Place Transit Centre.
The enhancement of Butler Memorial Park includes:
- Maintaining and improving the green space, including existing trees with upgraded landscape planting.
- Adequate and accessible pedestrian pathways into and through the park.
- Honouring the origins of the park by redeveloping the existing memorial features.
- Communicating the history of this Edmonton area through interpretive features.
- Integration with the Jasper Place Transit Centre.
- Improved safety with lighting, sightlines, and encouraging activity.
- Facilitating opportunities for community and user groups to hold events in the park by having adequate event space and infrastructure.
- Creating an active and green hub that feels fun, flexible and secure for a diverse community.
The current park design has evolved from the concept of the original park layout (1965) to become a more functional and dynamic version that is suitable to the demand of the current park users and community needs.
Submission deadline is Monday, January 6, 2020 at 4 p.m.MST.