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Horse Pasture Park Boat Launch

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The RMWB is entering the final phase of construction to complete new boat launches at Horse Pasture Park. The Park will include public facilities, including a gazebo shelter, public washrooms and a plaza for guests.

Following a stakeholder engagement session in 2015, a number of changes were recommended by this target group of boaters in the local community. As a result, multiple changes were made to the original boat launch plans, making them more useable to the public:

  • Improved sight lines from parking lots to boat ramps, improving safety and access
  • Repositioning of public facilities, including a gazebo, plaza and washroom
  • Reorganized construction schedule to allow for constant river access

Boat Launch Closure

The Horse Pasture Park boat launch is closed from Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, for paving. The boat launch at the Snye remains open.

Horse Pasture Park

Project Plan Gallery

Horse Pasture Park plan

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March Open House

On March 10, residents and boaters from Fort McMurray were invited to an open house at McMurray Experience. Attendees got a first-hand look at the plans for Horse Pasture Park and were able to speak with the project manager, as well as the engineering consultant assisting on the project.

Tree Clearing and Owl Survey

As part of the final steps to completing the new boat launches and parking area at Horse Pasture Park, Municipal contractors will be conducting an owl population survey to determine the presence of any wildlife.

After survey completion, contractors will be clearing a limited number of trees. Tree clearing and grubbing is needed to make way for a new parking lot, which will accompany the recently built west boat launch.

The Municipality does not expect there to be any disruption to traffic access in the area and regular routines will be maintained.

Contact Information

If you have questions about this project or other construction in Wood Buffalo, please contact the Construction Hotline by calling 780-793-1054 or emailing

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