Riverfront Park Master Plan update project
Many changes have taken place at Riverfront Park since its last master plan was completed. This includes the addition of a 3.8-acre property at the southeast corner of the park, the opening of the
Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge, and the addition of a seasonal winter ice rink. Significant upgrades to the amphitheater and stage are also underway, and the
Riverfront Carousel may be expanded.
To respond to these changes, an update to the Riverfront Park Master Plan is in progress. So far, the City has heard that park users and local residents are interested in keeping open spaces and natural features and views. You also want event spaces, improved active play areas, access to the river, and seating along the river’s edge to just enjoy the setting. A summary of the
input given at the first community meeting is available. The responses to an initial online survey are also available.
Your feedback has guided the development of three initial design concepts for the park inspired by:
Next steps - Meeting date postponed
A community meeting held on February 22nd, and a second online survey provided useful feedback on the initial design concepts. Please stay tuned for the next community meeting where the preferred alternative will be presented.
This preferred concept will be presented at a final community meeting. This meeting was previously scheduled for Tuesday, April 24, but has been delayed to allow City staff and the master plan consultant’s additional time to continue to coordinate the master plan update with the Gerry Frank Rotary Amphitheater stage and cover.
Please check back for detail about the next community meeting. To receive a notice once it has been rescheduled, you can subscribe to the project email list.
Once approved by the City Council, the updated park master plan will provide a comprehensive vision for Riverfront Park within the context of its location, resources, and community visions. This vision will guide future park improvements, enhancements, rehabilitation projects, and grant applications.