Contact: Park Redevelopment Committee Chair: Allison Nitchke at 780.988.0601 for more information.
A spray park would provide children of all ages and abilities with a sensory-rich & high play value environment that is shown to contribute to children’s physical, social and cognitive health and development.
The current spray deck is aging, only partially functional, and is in poor condition. Many spray nozzles no longer work and cannot be replaced as they are no longer manufactured, and the deck incurs standing water due to poor drainage which does not meet health standards. Someone with a City key must be on site to turn water on and off.
Lendrum is a mature neighbourhood and this opportunity for the interactive and dynamic type of play spray parks offer would help encourage families to make it their home, which is important for the renewal of our community.
A needs assessment showed there is strong support in our community for redevelopment of park land.
The City of Edmonton’s Aquatic Strategy supports the conversion of old spray decks to increase active recreation opportunities and use of existing infrastructure.
Scientific evidence from The Guide to Community Preventive Services and other sources shows that providing access to places for physical activity such as trails increases the level of physical activity in a community. Trails provide a wide variety of opportunities for being physically active including walking, jogging, running, in-line skating, wheelchair recreation, cross-country skiing and biking. Bike bumps are especially attractive to children and help entice children to get outdoors and get active.
Fundraising efforts continue so we can finish the park redevelopment project!
Cheques can be dropped at 5807 - 113A Street along with the required Brick Order Form. Thank you for your support!