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Help us Celebrate Our 100th Birthday!
The EFCL, which represents 157 Community Leagues in Edmonton, will be 100 years old in 2021. In order to celebrate this milestone, the federation is working with the city on a significant upgrade to Hawrelak Park.
We want to recognize the contribution Leagues have made to our city, while adding park features that citizens will enjoy.
EFCL will be creating a new destination park space in Hawrelak Park. The community leagues have done such a tremendous job of growing recreation, building community facilities, encouraging neighbourhood engagement and shaping the look of where we live, that we wanted to do something worthy of honouring this great contribution. Our intent is to create a welcoming, all season, new amenity in Hawrelak Park which will be a gathering place for all city residents to enjoy.
The proposed Community League Plaza will also recognize the community leagues that have inspired this project. Located on the southeast corner of the lake, this plaza will be a gathering area for small scale events highlighted by the restoration of the stream adjacent to it and a newly created scenic pathway along the stream. This stream and path will offer seating, view and information areas along the way to a restful pond and secondary mini plaza. Close by will be the City of Edmonton’s planned water play feature and the existing playground.
The EFCL project is in the design phase right now. Urban Systems, the Edmonton firm contracted to design and manage the park enhancement, have created the draft design concepts you see here. We welcome interested park users to contact us with your thoughts about what features you would like to see at the plaza; will it be fire pits or flowers? Heat lamps, games tables or artwork? We will also ask you to share a little about what is in your heart, what does your community league and neighbourhood mean to you? We look forward to hearing your stories.
If you have any questions about the 100 Anniversary Project, would like to get involved or share your thoughts and stories, please contact Nora: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 780 437 2913.