GREAT CHIEF PARK ENHANCEMENT PLAN

The City of Red Deer retained ISL to prepare an Enhancement Plan to guide the long term upgrading of Great Chief Park, the premier sports park in central Alberta.
Client: City of Red Deer Recreation, Parks and Culture

Location: Red Deer, AB

Project Type: Landscape Architecture

About This Project

The City of Red Deer retained ISL to prepare an Enhancement Plan to guide the long term upgrading of Great Chief Park, the premier sports park in central Alberta. This 16.5-hectare park includes two baseball diamonds, two fastball diamonds, a combined soccer/football field, the Kiwanis Picnic Site, a 10-hole pitch n’ putt, as well as various support facilities and park amenities. The Recreation, Parks, and Culture Community Needs Assessment identified both the need for the park to be upgraded to accommodate its use as a sports field site, as well as the potential of the park to serve as a festival site. The Enhancement Plan was prepared after extensive consultation with stakeholders through focus groups and then through meetings of a stakeholder advisory committee. The Plan provides specific recommendations for short term facility and infrastructure upgrades, as well as major redevelopment projects including upgrading the football field to an artificial turf field for football, soccer and long track speed skating. The final Plan was strongly supported by the stakeholder groups and was approved unanimously by City Council.

Building on our previous experience working for the City on the preparation of the Great Chief Park Concept Plan and the 2019 Canada Winter Games Venue Assessment, ISL was retained to advance the initial phase of the plan which included a major redevelopment and overall infrastructure upgrades.

ISL engaged a multi-discipline design team through the schematic design, design development, contract documents, and administration services and addressed the following key project elements: 

  • Reconstruction and reconfiguration of existing parking lots
  • Bus layby and drop-off
  • Internal road improvements
  • Dual purpose high performance field (speed skating oval and artificial turf field) 
  • Central pavilion building
  • Sports field maintenance building
  • Utility servicing extensions and on-site stormwater management
  • Upgrades to trails, walks and urban plazas
  • Site landscaping and fencing 

Integrated Expertise

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Transportation
  • Land Development
  • Supporting Services
  • Buildings
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