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Legacy Park (North Regional Park) (D-11)

 
​Current Status​Active
​Timeline​2015-2018
​Location​North of the Uplands Community
 

DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

 

The City of Lethbridge is creating a new Regional Park on the north side of the city. The regional park will serve as a major community park similar to Henderson Lake Park and Nicholas Sheran. Legacy Park is located immediately north of the Uplands Community at 400 Blackwolf Blvd.

 

PROJECT UPDATES

November 2, 2017 - Work at Legacy Park has neared completion for the 2017 construction season. This year, the major amenities including irrigation, buildings, playgrounds, pathways and sports courts are nearly complete, with final touches and deficiencies to be addressed and complete in spring of 2018. The park is approximately 85% seeded. Video and photos posted below are from the 2017 construction season. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Skate Park Construction - Legacy Park - July 2017http://www.lethbridge.ca/living-here/Projects-Initiatives/Current-Projects/Legacy Park Construction/IMG_0134.JPGSkate Park Construction - Legacy Park - July 2017
Skate Park Construction - Legacy Park - July 2017http://www.lethbridge.ca/living-here/Projects-Initiatives/Current-Projects/Legacy Park Construction/IMG_0140.JPGSkate Park Construction - Legacy Park - July 2017
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A time-lapse video of the project construction appears below.

 View past updates and milestones of the design and construction process.

  
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April 18, 2016 - The installation of the deep utilities in BlackWolf Boulevard has restarted for the season and is anticipated for completion in later spring or early summer. The contractor has completed the installation of the underground infrastructure to service the park and have begun work on the parking lots.​

June 20, 2016 - The installation of the deep utilities in Blackwolf Boulevard is now complete and work has begun on getting the surface finished. The installation of the underground infrastructure to service the park is complete and the parking lot paving is nearing completion. The landscaping Request for Quotation has closed and is currently under review and will be awarded shortly.

July 21, 2016 - Work is complete on the installation of the underground infrastructure and parking lots. The landscaping contract has been awarded and work will be starting shortly. Newline Skateparks has be hired to complete the design and construction of the skate park component of this project. Newline will engage the local skateboarding community while preparing the design for this year and complete construction in 2017.

September 15, 2016 - Work on the landscaping for the park has been underway now for the last few weeks. In the coming weeks, installation of the irrigation main line and electrical distribution in the park will begin.​

 

  

February 17, 2015 - The future regional park in North Lethbridge has been officially named Legacy Park.

April 28, 2015 - Site grading will be starting in BlackWolf 2 including Legacy Park. This includes topsoil stripping, earthmoving, stockpiling and placement.

Click here to view the letter sent to residents about site grading.

Click here to view a map of the area that will be graded.

June 16, 2015 - The rough grading for the park and the first stages of BlackWolf 2 is underway and should be completed in July followed by the installation of the deep utilities in Blackwolf Boulevard. Detailed design for the park is ongoing.

August 19, 2015 - The rough grading for the park and the first stages of BlackWolf 2 is substantially complete with a few minor items to finish. The installation of the deep utilities in Blackwolf Boulevard is tentatively scheduled for September. Detailed design for the park is ongoing.       
  

June 16, 2014 - Help us name your new regional park. What do you love about parks, recreation and open spaces in Lethbridge? Do parks remind you of people, places, things or animals from the area? When you think about our parks, what parts of them make you smile? When you spend a great day outside, how do you feel? 

Submit your ideas online between June 16th and July 31st, 2014.

September 9, 2014 - The City of Lethbridge received over 130 great ideas for the new park name from the public. The package of names is being evaluated by the Community Advisory Committee for alignment with the criteria and the 3 highest ranked names will be submitted to City Council and they will decide on the name for the park.

December 9, 2014 - The names have been evaluated by the Community Advisory Committee and the highest ranked names are scheduled to go to Council for a decision in January.

  

March 6, 2013 - Hardieville-Legacy Ridge-Upla​nds Proposed Area Structure Plan Amendment Information Session is held to inform residents about the potential changes to the plan. The Public Hearing will be held on Monday, March 20th in Council Chambers.

July 12, 2013 - Lethbridge residents are invited to attend a Public Open House to find out more about the North Lethbridge Regional Park project and provide feedback on the recommended concept plan. The recommended concept builds on ideas and feedback provided by residents during the Needs Assessment and Concept Plan process.  
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
City Hall Foyer
  

May 14, 2012 - ISL Engineering and Land Services, a Lethbridge firm, was selected to produce detailed design drawings and tender documents for the new 22-hectare park on land immediately north of Uplands, east of 13 Street North. The firm’s proposal was the highest evaluated among eight proposals received for the design project.

 October 30, 2012 - Residents were invited to attend a Public Open House to find out more about the North Lethbridge Regional Park Project and to provide feedback  on the draft concept.

Click here to view the draft concept.

 

  

BACKGROUND 

The public has had the opportunity to share their ideas and be involved in the creation of ‘a park of the people, by the people, for the people’ during the needs assessment and site recommendation phase. The design and construction of the park will use those ideas to create a park for people to play, relax and connect with their community.

SCOPE/DELIVERABLES

This park could include feature such as playgrounds, walking trails, picnic areas and a performance area. The design team will work with the public to determine which features to include in a space that will create a great park where people can have great experiences.

OUTCOMES/EXPECTED RESULTS

Over the next two years the North Lethbridge Regional Park design will evolve the list of ‘preferred recreational possibilities’ developed during the Needs Assessment Study into a Concept Plan that supports the community's vision. The concept plan will provide the framework for detailed design and then form the basis for a comprehensive set of contract documents with design ideas that fit within the City’s Capital Improvement Plan.   

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Funding

​Source​Amount

City of Lethbridge - Pay As You Go

$3,510,000
​Reserve - Community Reserve​$1,000,000
​Subdivision Surplus​$5,400,000
​Grant - Municipal Sustainability Initiative
​$12,750,000
Total​ $22,660,000

 

Contact Information

David Ellis
City of Lethbridge
Project Manager
403-320-3848
david.ellis@lethbridge.ca

Arne Gjerlaug
ISL Engineering and Land Services
Project Manager
agjerlaug@islengineering.com