'Urban beach' in Louise McKinney Park to cost $1.4M
A new “urban beach” planned for Louise McKinney Park would cost the city $1.4 million.
The price tag is one of the new details found in a report prepared by city administration for next week’s community services committee meeting.
The plan includes sand, a water feature, beach volleyball, chairs and umbrellas. Washrooms and a new restaurant are also planned as part of $12.3 million in upgrades for the park.
Although the beach will be by the North Saskatchewan River, there will be no access to the water.
If approved, the project wouldn’t get built for another two or three years, as construction would have to be coordinated with work on the Valley LRT Line.
The community services committee will discuss the proposal on Monday.