|Current Status||Active |
Initial Park Development: 2015-2018
Additional Amenities: 2018-2020
|Location||400 Blackwolf Blvd N - North of Uplands|
DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT
The City of Lethbridge is ready to begin the next round of construction at Legacy Park. Below are updates regarding different aspects included in the continuing development. While the park remains open to the public during construction, patrons are asked to be aware of construction activities and comply with posted warnings and fenced off areas.
Updated: December 10, 2021
Spray park and Discovery Playground will be completed in 2022.
October 1, 2021
Spray Park and Plaza construction are nearing completion. Concrete work is currently underway and final grading will begin afterwards. Spray toys and site furniture will be installed throughout October and November. The Spray Park will be ready for use in 2022.
The zip line, bridge, log jam, net climbers and hammocks are installed and the rubber surfacing is complete. The contractor is currently working on irrigation and planting beds. The main tower is scheduled to be installed in November.
July 21, 2020
The community pavilion and bookable picnic area along Blackwolf Blvd is currently under construction and is anticipated to be complete in the fall of 2020. For information regarding funding and facilities in the pavilion building, click here.
Construction of the concrete plaza connecting the spray park to the pavilion area is also underway and will be complete with the pavilion later this year. The spray park itself is estimated to be complete late this year, and is anticipated to be fully functional for the 2022 summer season.
The large playground to be installed east of the pavilion is in the final stages of design and will be tendered for later this summer. Construction and completion will take place in 2021.
September 23, 2019
Spray Park Construction:
Construction is set to begin on the base components and foundations of the Legacy Park Spray Park this week. Crews will be utilizing the new section of the expanded north parking lot and access road to facilitate construction vehicles and equipment. Construction is expected to last approximately 4-6 weeks, weather permitting.
August 13, 2019
Discovery Playground Public Engagement:
Parents and kids are invited to Legacy Park to take part in activities that will help shape the design of the new playground in the park! Children of all ages are encouraged to share their ideas and show off their creative skills by building the play tower of their dreams or working with one of the consulting artists to sketch pieces of the playground. Families can enter to win a set of 4 tickets to Paw Patrol coming to the ENMAX Centre in February. For families with older children, there will also be a separate draw for a $50 Sport Chek gift card!
Date: August 15, 2019
Location: Legacy Park (look for tents and balloons near basketball courts)
Time: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Click here to view images of the Legacy Park Discovery Playground Concepts.
July 5, 2019
Park Irrigation Update:
A system failure has shut down all irrigation in Legacy Park, leaving the grass looking browner than normal. The parks department is working on a solution including temporary irrigation to water the grass while the main irrigation system is being repaired. Although appearing dead, the grass is only dormant and will revive once irrigation resumes. Full grass establishment takes a minimum of two years under ideal conditions. Areas that are not established will be re-seeded once irrigation is available.
The public's patience is much appreciated, we understand the frustration of this set back. Construction is still occurring in various parts of the park and park visitors are asked to respect and avoid those areas.
General Park Updates
Parking lot expansion is complete but will remain closed to public use until the internal roadway is complete.
Pickleball court modifications are complete.
May 21, 2019
General Park Update:
Parking lot expansion and internal roadway are currently under construction. Please be aware that there is machinery in the park and some pathways and amenities may be temporarily closed due to access. This construction should be complete by July.
Modifications to the pickleball courts are nearly complete.
Construction of the waterfall in the north-west corner of the park is complete and the Horticultural Society will be working in the park throughout the summer to install plantings in this ornamental garden.
Design of the Legacy Park Spray Park is complete. See layout below or click here for a larger image.
February 14, 2019
Parking Lot Expansion and Internal Roadway
The parking lot on the north side of the park will be expanded to the west of the existing lot. Also included in this portion of Phase 2 is the construction of an internal roadway that connects the west parking lot to the north lots. Design is complete and the construction contract has been awarded. Construction will begin in Spring 2019, with completion scheduled for Summer 2019.
Group Picnic Shelter
The group picnic area has been designed and will be constructed in 2019/2020 in conjunction with the Pavilion. This will be a fenced, bookable space similar to the Elks Compound or Rotary Picnic Area.
Spray Park and Plaza
The spray park and plaza is currently in design. This park amenity space will be located south of the north parking lot and west of the Pavilion. Spray park design was a joint effort between the City, supplier and a community advisory committee. Construction is scheduled for 2019, with completion in 2020. Pavilion and Entry Plaza
The Legacy Park Community Pavilion will be a community space containing meeting areas and public washrooms, change rooms for the spray park and concession. The entry plaza design is complete, and construction is scheduled for Summer 2019 to Fall 2020.
The discovery playground is currently in the design phase. Design is scheduled to be complete in 2019, with construction in 2020. The playground will be located south of the existing north parking lot and east of the pavilion.