Franklin and Main Park Project

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Finalized park design and construction!

Thank you for contributing all of your feedback and ideas to the design of the Franklin and Main Park Project. Public feedback captured as part of the second phase of engagement that occurred between November 30 - December 13, 2020 was considered in the creation of one finalized park design.

Park Purpose: The park will address the need for parks and outdoors spaces that contribute to improved health and safety, beautification, address vacant land and spur revitalization activity. It will create a safe park space with unique features that stimulates all senses, tells our community story, and draws people to the area year-round and provide comfortable pedestrian-friendly gathering places in a beautiful setting that attracts the community, encourages investment downtown, and supports surrounding businesses.

More information will be shared with the community once construction gets underway later in April.



Finalized park design and construction!

Thank you for contributing all of your feedback and ideas to the design of the Franklin and Main Park Project. Public feedback captured as part of the second phase of engagement that occurred between November 30 - December 13, 2020 was considered in the creation of one finalized park design.

Park Purpose: The park will address the need for parks and outdoors spaces that contribute to improved health and safety, beautification, address vacant land and spur revitalization activity. It will create a safe park space with unique features that stimulates all senses, tells our community story, and draws people to the area year-round and provide comfortable pedestrian-friendly gathering places in a beautiful setting that attracts the community, encourages investment downtown, and supports surrounding businesses.

More information will be shared with the community once construction gets underway later in April.



  • Update April 13, 2021

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    13 Apr 2021

    Finalized park design and construction!

    Thank you for contributing all of your feedback and ideas to the design of the Franklin and Main Park Project. Public feedback captured as part of the second phase of engagement that occurred between November 30 - December 13, 2020 was considered in the creation of one finalized park design.

    Park Purpose: The park will address the need for parks and outdoors spaces that contribute to improved health and safety, beautification, address vacant land and spur revitalization activity. It will create a safe park space with unique features that stimulates all senses, tells our community story, and draws people to the area year-round and provide comfortable pedestrian-friendly gathering places in a beautiful setting that attracts the community, encourages investment downtown, and supports surrounding businesses.

    More information will be shared with the community once construction gets underway later in April.

  • Update November 30, 2020

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    13 Apr 2021

    Pick your park design!

    It’s time to choose your preferred preliminary park concept design.

    Which park design do you prefer?

    Have your say with our online poll! The deadline to participate is Dec. 13.

    To view a detailed explanation of the park concept designs, please find a copy under the Videos section. Engagement feedback will be considered to create one finalized park design.

    As part of downtown revitalization, significant public engagement was held between May and September 2019. Reoccurring themes from these engagements supported a new downtown park, in addition to previously approved Council documents, resolutions and the previous Land Planning and Development Committee recommendations.

    Earlier this March, the Wood Buffalo Downtown Revitalization Advisory Committee (WBDRAC) proposed the Franklin & Main Park as a result and Council approved the Park Project.

    After further feedback in the fall, priorities for park features and amenities were identified and used to inspire the development of two preliminary park concepts. We are now encouraging residents to choose from these two preliminary designs. Review concept designs below.

  • Update November 17, 2020

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    26 Nov 2020

    Thank you Fort McMurray, for participating in the Franklin and Main Park public engagement. Your feedback will help prioritize key park features and amenities to create a downtown destination.

    To view the survey results conducted between September 21-October 4th please visit them here.