South Campus

Email: Lendrum Community League Civics Coordinator at with your suggestions or concerns.

map of Lendrum and South Campus

Current South Campus Issues that are being addressed.

Michener Park activities

  • December 2021 - Edmonton Police Services (EPS) continue to conduct police training on the Michener Park site, though the training is now limited due to the removal of buildings. Prior to any training, EPS members sweep the site.
  • Demolition of buildings continues. The northwestern section is next in line along with a few blocks located in the interior of the site near Vanier Tower.
  • The contractor for the demolition project has a security guard on site from 6 pm – 7 am every day. In addition to the site security guard, and as indicated above, UAPS patrols the site twice a day.
  • If you have any questions or comments, please contact:

    Emily Ball, Director of Community Relations for the U of A

    Phone : 780-492-4345, Email:

    The University of Alberta Property Trust is undertaking a feasibility study to determine whether Vanier Tower will be kept or also demolished.

Sector 14 Long Range Development Plan Amendment

  • September 2021 - The Summary of Comments received from the Public Open House regarding the Sector 14 LRDP was received and can be viewed here
  • June 2021 - The U of A held a Public Open House on June 29, 2021 to provide more information on the amendment of land use plans (Long Range Development Plan - LRDP) for the South Campus Sector 14 area.
    More details can be found on the LRDP for Sector 14 at the University of Alberta website
    The contact person for the open house was Emily Ball at 780-492-4345 or by email at

UA Research Farm Signage

  • May 2020 - The UA has posted additional signage at all entrances to the UA Farmland on South campus as a COVID-19 Safety Update.
    • Dogs must be on leash at all times
    • No public gatherings
    • Social distancing at all times
    • No pubic vehicles

    Violations subject to Provincial fines and/or University Code of Student Behaviour Sanctions.

Double Arena is Planned

  • March 2019 - A double arena is planned to the west of Saville Centre and has a City commitment for funding but needs additional funds to proceed.

Cross Country Ski Trail

  • March 2019 - The Department of Kinesiology is exploring the possibility of a cross country ski trail on the farm close to the Saville Centre where existing lighting can be used to advantage. The farm management does not want organizations like Ski2LRT using snowmobiles to build trails because recreational snowmobilers might decide to start using the farm based on the example.

Evergreen Pond

  • Fall 2017 - Evergreen Pond is a stormwater management pond located on South Campus on 63 avenue and 118 street. The pond and the surrounding 0.6 hectares (1.5 acres) of park space are UAlberta's legacy gift to the community for Canada's 150th anniversary. The park surrounding Evergreen Pond is both a public park, and a gathering place for outdoor ceremonies, performances and lectures. The park includes a circular arena stage (The Circle), five stone benches (each representing one of UAlberta's campuses), two grassy seating berms and walkways connecting the area to 63 avenue.
    Architect: Stantec Consulting Ltd. Contractor: Weinrich Contracting Ltd. Completed: Fall 2017

Background Information

The University of Alberta and the South Campus Neighbourhood Coalition (SCNC) announced in May 2012 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to guide consultation on development at the university’s South Campus thereby establishing the South Campus Consultation Group (SCCG).

The South Campus Consultation Group (SCCG) is mandated to meet at least 4 times per year, and is made up of a maximum of two members from each of the following communities near the university's South Campus: Aspen Gardens, Belgravia, Grandview, Lansdowne, Lendrum, Malmo Plains, McKernan, and Parkallen.

The development of the University of Alberta South Campus does not fall within City Planning Guidelines. The U of A oversees and approves its own developments. Therefore the MOU serves to facilitate collaborative and productive dialogues with respect to development plans for that campus and is the product of facilitated meetings between representatives of the South Campus Neighborhood Coalition (SCNC) and senior administration from the University of Alberta.

If you are new to the issue, then please check out the following links. There is a significant amount of information on the following websites which will help to keep you informed.
Links correct as of November 2018