Alberta Avenue Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (+) (MMIWG+) Parks Project
The Alberta Avenue Community League is currently in the process of developing four neighbourhood parks into a public space that will honour missing and murdered women and girls, many of whom have called our neighbourhood home or disappeared from our neighbourhood.
The main park for this project (currently designated by the City as "Alberta Avenue Park 4") is located at the north-west corner of 121 Avenue and 90 Street (across 90 Street from Delton School) with three smaller additional parks to the west of it (officially known by the City as "Alberta Avenue Park 5", "Alberta Avenue Park 7" and "Alberta Avenue Park 8") being transformed to create a processional approach to the main park.
This project is still in its very early stages, with much more consultation and work to be done over the coming years before it is completed, however some infrastructure improvements may be added as early as summer 2021 as part of the scheduled neighbourhood renewal process (see below for the Neighbourhood Renewal Vision Statement) .
The MMIWG+ Parks Project is currently being overseen by a committee consisting of both indigenous and non-indigenous voices from within Alberta Avenue as well as Edmonton as a whole.
If you would like to know more about this project or be involved, please email MMIWG@albertaave.org or fill out the inquiry form below.
“Neighbourhood renewal in Alberta Avenue will build a safe and accessible community, for all ages, abilities and incomes.
We welcome everyone and will make it easy for people to walk and bike, get to places in the Neighbourhood, and gather to visit and play.”
1.Walking and barrier-free accessibility
2.Having viable options to walk, bike, and use
3.Gatherings and festivals including Deep Freeze and Kaleido
4.Being part of an inclusive and diverse
5.Celebrating the unique community identity
and mix of cultural heritage
6.Keeping with the unique character of heritage homes and mature trees
7.Making the most of parks and green spaces
8.Encouraging positive opportunities and
9.Visiting amenities, shops, cafes and restaurants
10.Limiting harmful impacts from crime and
improving safety at all times of day
11.Preserving and enhancing the natural