Parks Refresh Project
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Parks Refresh Project

Sturgeon County is continually working to improve and maintain open spaces, parks, trails and facilities to meet current and future community needs. The following information highlights projects, opportunities for participation, and expected outcomes. 

  • Crestview Heights: Proposed removal of existing playground structure, relocation and development of a new playground structure, and installation of in-ground waste receptacle, park benches (2), and picnic tables (2). 
  • Bristol Oaks: Proposed removal of existing playground structure and development of a new playground structure. 
  • Manor Estates II: Proposed removal of existing asphalt surface, picnic tables and park benches, and installation of a new, relocated asphalt surface or alternatively, a playground structure, and installation of in-ground waste receptacle, park benches (2) and picnic tables (2). 
  • Upper Manor Estates: Addition of new amenities based on survey results. 
  • Bellerose Park: Proposed development of a non-motorized boat hand launch site for access to the Sturgeon River. 
  • Cameron Park: Proposed development of a non-motorized boat hand launch site for access to the Sturgeon River. 

All projects may include the addition of low maintenance, drought tolerant trees and shrubs to further enhance the park area. 

These sites were selected thanks to the recommendations of area residents. The goals of refresh projects are to modernize the amenities and improve the safety, use, biodiversity, and accessibility of the recreation areas.  

Once designs are finalized, construction is likely to begin in late summer or early fall. During construction, residents should expect minimal disruption. Due to a short construction season, work may be performed during evenings and over weekends. Every reasonable effort will be made to maintain public access to areas within each project site not undergoing construction. Signage and fencing will be utilized to indicate any access restrictions. 

Approval and financing for the redevelopment were provided in the 2021 and 2022 budgets.  

 

What We Heard

Sturgeon County sought your feedback on specific aspects of the upcoming refresh projects identified above through a survey that closed June 30.  

Residents were asked to consider the following: 

  • how the areas are currently being used 

  • what would improve the use and enjoyment of each area 

  • the long-term use of each recreation area  

Read the report detailing the feedback received and the recommendations being put forward here. 

For more information, please contact Karolina Drabik, Open Space Lead, at 780.939.8340 or kdrabik@sturgeoncounty.

Questions, Comments, Concerns?

If you have any questions about the Parks Refresh Proejct, please send us an email and let us know!