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    Default Proposed new Provincial Park in SW river valley

    Edmonton wants expanse of river valley designated as provincial park

    Edmonton's mayor wants to see a major chunk of the North Saskatchewan River valley designated as an urban provincial park.

    The Big Island-Woodbend area covers more than 400 hectares, extending from Anthony Henday Drive in the southwest to the town of Devon.

    "It really is a phenomenal area," Mayor Don Iveson said Friday. "The beauty that was there 100 years ago is still fully there."

    The idea to have the area become a provincial park was first raised in early 2016, said Iveson.

    In recent months, the mayor's office has hosted meetings with officials from Parkland County, Enoch Cree Nation, Leduc County and the Town of Devon to gauge interest.

    Informal talks with provincial officials have gone well, and now is the time to ask them to formally consider the idea, he said.

    On Tuesday, city council will discuss sending a letter to the province with a request to designate the area a park, and asking the province to develop the concept.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    Sherwood Park, AB


    This provincial park would be a great link to Edmonton, Enoch, Devon and possibly the U of A Botanic Garden.
    "Talk minus action equals zero." - Joe Keithley, D. O. A.


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