COMMUNITY RESOURCES From the City of Edmonton

The City's Neighbourhood Resource Coordinators (NRC) support communities' efforts to contribute to their own development.

Our Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator (NRC) will support Lendrum with:

  • strategic planning, implementing needs assessments and community involvement plans
  • supporting community-delivered recreation and social opportunities
  • event licensing
  • navigating City processes and connecting with other City staff who have the subject

The focus of work is on community development rather than recreation, with 4 core functions:

  • Facilitate Planning
  • Capacity-building
  • Connecting people, process and ideas
  • Enhancing Neighbourhood Liveability

Outdoor Permits Required

For events on any public park, a permit is required if the activities include anything beyond passive use.

Michael Goth , the Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator (NRC) for Lendrum, is able to issue any resident or community group a permit for no charge, for use of public parkland.

Michael Goth
Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator
Citizen Services
Neighbourhoods | Community Standards & Neighbourhoods
Office:  780.944.5404

City of Edmonton
Millwoods Town Centre Professional Building
110,6203-28 Avenue NW
Edmonton, Alberta, T6L 6K3

Not sure if you need a Parkland Event License? Review the Events on Parkland - General Information or submit your City of Edmonton Parkland Event Application Form. A license would be required for any exception to City of Edmonton Parkland Bylaw 2202, such as:

  • Large group gatherings of 50 or more people
  • A ceremony (wedding, church service)
  • Commercial entertainment such as fireworks, horse-drawn wagon/sleigh rides, hot air balloons, commercial photography, gaming/raffles, amusement rides, bouncy houses/inflatable play structures, petting zoo, outdoor music/stage, etc.
  • Temporary food service and barbecue
  • Liquor to serve or sell
  • Portable toilets
  • Model aircraft, rockets or other power‐assisted flying models
  • Temporary fire pits
  • Putting up temporary signage on parkland
  • Vehicles driving across or parking on parkland

Neighbourhood Block Party Kit

A neighbourhood block party is an opportunity for people to meet and get to know each other. Edmonton City Council has waived the $100 fee for Block Parties.

A permit (free) is still required from the City when a block party is held on a location where there is traffic (streets, back alleys, or cul-de-sacs). The permit is required to block off the street.

Signatures from all your neighbours in the block party zone are required on the permit to show support for the event, whether or not they plan to attend.

The permit must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the event. The permit includes pick up and delivery of road barriers. Alcohol consumption is not permitted on city roads or public property.

Neighbourhood Block Party Kit.pdf

Plan An Event - FAQs

A helpful guide to answering your questions for planning an event.


EQuipment Magazine

The City of Edmonton - Neighbourhood Recreation Experiences loans recreation program equipment to non-profit organizations for use at free programs or events that are open to the public. Equipment is picked up at our office at Circle Square Professional Building located at 11808 St.Albert Trail .

Starting April 1, 2018, there will be a $10 fee for borrowing a maximum of 5 different kits. Additional kits will be $5 each. Payment will be taken at the time of pick up. Your group can also be invoiced for the payment..

Visit Services for Recreation Providers and Event Organizers - Equipment for details regarding the following and more.

If you require additional information, please contact: Kathleen Korner at 780.496.2945 or

Some of what the City has to offer includes:

Giant Jenga, Lawn Games, Snow Shoes, Kick Sleds, Giant Snakes and Ladders, Bocce Ball... and so much more all on free loan! Check out the EQuipment Magazine for yourself.

EQuipment Magazine 2017v4.pdf        Jan 14 2018

Joint Use Agreement

The Joint Use Agreements are partnerships of the City of Edmonton, Edmonton Public Schools, Edmonton Catholic Schools and Conseil scolaire Centre-Nord (Central North Francophone Schools).

Two of the many provisions: Access to school facilities for community groups after school hours and shared use of sports fields by community sport groups.

Joint Use Agreement

Book a Sports Field or Ball Diamond

The City of Edmonton provides outdoor sport field facilities for use by members of the public as well as organized groups. From natural grass to artificial turf, these well-maintained fields are great for recreational as well as competitive use.

Sports Fields

Community Recreation Network Resource List

Recreation Providers and Maps of Recreation Networks in Southwest Edmonton

Resource List

Program Guides - City of Edmonton

These guides list the recreation, community, and school programs offered by the City of Edmonton.
Included on the Program Guide webpage are: Accessible and Low Cost or Free Recreation Guides - that are prepared seasonally.

Program Guides

The Park Bench eNewsletter

Each month you will find information that celebrates and highlights City activities, events, programs and services for neighbourhoods in Edmonton.

The Park Bench - eNewsletter

River Valley Winter Map 2018

The River Valley Map, reveals the snowy side of Edmonton's river valley. Find out where to skate, toboggan, access a washroom and which paths are cleared of snow.

River Valley Winter Map Jan 2018

City of Edmonton Newcomer's Guide

If you are new to Edmonton from another part of Alberta, Canada, or the world, the Newcomers' Guide to Edmonton has information about many services that will help you to settle in your new city. The guide is available in English, Amharic, Arabic, Chines, French, Punjabi, Somali and Spanish

Newcomer's Guide