Project Update - November 2023
Thank you to everyone who provided input as we work to update the Castle Downs Park Concept Plan. This round of engagement has now closed and a What We Heard Report will be available in late 2023.
We will present an updated draft Concept Plan in early 2024 and will be looking for your feedback to REFINE the plan further.
About the Project
As part of the 2023-26 Capital Budget, City Council has directed Administration to revisit and update the Castle Downs District Park Concept Plan.
Castle Downs Park is a 28.30 hectare district park in northwest Edmonton. Concept plans for
the park were developed in
The 2001 concept included 2 schools, sport and recreation facilities, and a broad range of outdoor amenities that were meant to serve a large catchment area. The concept was updated in 2012 to incorporate new developments brought forward by sport recreation and community groups. At that time, there were no plans for the development of schools.
In recent years, new projects have come forward that were not contemplated in these existing concept plans. This has resulted in increased demand for use of the park. These projects include community initiatives and the City’s proposed Metro Line NW LRT extension, which represents a major new development that will improve access to the area and increase demand for park facilities. In addition, the Edmonton Catholic School Division (ECSD) recently received funding for a new Catholic High School, construction is anticipated to begin in the fall of 2023.