The park includes a large, circular planter that formerly was a fountain but is no longer functional. The community currently maintains this planter with the support of the City of Edmonton and the Muttart Conservatory.
The existing planter cannot be moved to a new location as it is in poor structural condition, and will have to be removed during construction of the pond. The people who maintain this planter indicated that this area is difficult to service due to the distance from the supply storage area.
An overwhelming amount of comments were provided in the first survey indicating the importance of green space enjoyment of nature and the ability to do informal activities. In response to this, the proposed layout of the Ellingson pond is a green space of irregular shape to give a more natural feel to the pond area, while still having space in the bottom for informal recreation activities.
Due to the large response in favour of a garden area, a new garden area will be established within the space shown below. This will be accomplished in consultation with the Community Engagement Committee to ensure that it is easily maintainable and provides value to the community.
See the map below for what the area will look like when the work is done. It also shows where the drainage infrastructure will be placed.
Find out the timeline for this work and how it will impact you.