Sandy Beach Park improvements

Project update - August 2022

In Spring 2023, crews will proceed with paving 50 Avenue S.W., installing additional parking, and landscaping to manage storm water in the area. Current designs also consider and accommodate for future funding and summer/winter activities.

During construction, Sandy Beach Park will be closed at the top of the 50 Avenue S.W. hill to non-essential vehicles and non-residents to allow crews safe, uninterrupted access to complete work as efficiently as possible. There will also be other localized, short-term vehicle and pedestrian detours in place. We share construction timelines and other details once confirmed.

About the project

As part of the Established Areas Growth and Change Strategy, the community of Altadore and Sandy Beach were recognized as growth areas. In recent years, the community has seen increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic. Potential improvements could include upgrades to recreation facilities, the gravel access road, and parking in Sandy Beach Park.

This work will improve the public realm and support safe, easy, and accessible travel for residents and visitors. The project promotes a vibrant outdoor green space with the existing dog park, public river access, and enhanced park and recreation upgrades.

Your input

The project team met with stakeholders in November 2021 and public engagement was held online from November 29 - December 15, with two virtual open house events. The project team shared the overall designs and participants provided feedback, which can be found in the What We Heard Report.


  • Construction - 2023

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