In 2021, Hermitage Park will be rehabilitated to ensure Edmontonians can continue to enjoy this valued asset for many years to come.
Project Update - September 2021
Paving at the main entrance is tentatively booked for the week of September 20, depending on the weather. The road is tentatively booked to be completely closed in mid-September for a few days and then reopened with partial access during the paving. With weather permitting paving should be completed later that weekend and the access to the park will be back to normal.
Hermitage Park is located in the northeast end of the city and is an important part of Edmonton’s river valley. The park is filled with natural trails, a large off-leash dog area and picnic sites. This park provides users a variety of opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.
In 2021, the City will rehabilitate the park roads, parking lot and entry and wayfinding signage to extend the life cycle of the park infrastructure and provide citizens the ability to continue to enjoy the park site for many years to come.
The purpose of this project is to replace the aging park infrastructure that has deteriorated over time due to heavy usage and weathering. The park has been identified as in poor condition and in need of repair and replacement.
The Hermitage area attracts a high volume of users; therefore keeping the City asset in good repair contributes to a safe public space that supports the goal of a healthy city.
Construction is anticipated to be complete, dependent on impacts of unforeseen site conditions or weather.
Construction at the main entrance has started and will include a complete road closure on August 26 & 27. The road will be partially opened after these dates and construction on the road moving to the North parking area will take approximately three weeks to complete.
A second crew is planning to start at the northeast end of the park on the trail and this area will have to be completely closed to the public for 2-3 weeks while construction is underway (see
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The City crew is completing a new constructed set of stairs just off of 22 Street and they should be reopened in two weeks. The set of stairs at the Northern part of the park will be closed for demolition and installation of a new set of stairs starting in early September.
Construction is underway in Hermitage Park! Construction began on June 3, 2021 and is going well so far. The goal is to keep the park open to the public as much as possible while restricting access to the areas that are only under construction. Construction will be done in stages to help us meet this goal.
First Stage of Construction
Replacing the staircase located on the south side of the park. This staircase is now closed while construction occurs and is expected to take 10-12 weeks.
While construction is occurring on the south staircase, the north staircase will remain open and accessible to the public. Once construction on the south staircase is complete, construction will begin on the north staircase.
Next Stage of Construction
Replacing asphalt trails (average width of 3m) on both the north and south side of the park
Replacing asphalt park access roads (average width of 7m)
Replacing asphalt parking lots near the dogs off-leash trail head
Replacing light fixtures that lead from the access road to the maintenance building and review the electrical service providing power to the fixtures.
Renewing signage along the trail, road and park entrance
Signage identity tagging to be completed with installation
Line painting on the trails and in the parking lots to identify individual parking stalls
Install/rehabilitate the prefabricated curbs alongside the trails, roads and parking lots
Please respect all signage in the project area and obey staff direction in the active work zone. Thank you for your patience while we complete this work.