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Memorial Park Project

The Municipality is currently planning a Memorial Park project for the Beacon Hill neighbourhood of Fort McMurray.

The park will be in memory of Emily Ryan, who passed away tragically on May 4, 2016 following community-wide evacuation from the Horse River Wildfire. The project is supported by the Ryan family and is aligned with the Municipality’s Parks Master Plan.

Currently, we are in the first phase of public engagement for the Memorial Park. We invite residents living in Beacon Hill and all residents of the Municipality to provide ideas, feedback and comments through an online survey or by attending one of the following public engagement sessions:

Wednesday, May 15, 5-8 p.m. (MacDonald Island Park – Suncor Community Leisure Centre main concourse)

Thursday, May 16, 5-8 p.m. (Good Shepherd Community School, 211 Beacon Hill Dr.)

The information, ideas and input gathered from you through the survey and at public engagement sessions will help to shape design concepts for this Memorial Park.  

Take the survey

Our plan is to return to the community for additional public engagement opportunities following this first round of information gathering. Depending on the results of public engagement, we also plan on completing site preparation work this year. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2020 depending on the 2020 municipal budget process.

For more information or to connect directly with a member of the project team, please contact PULSE at rmwb.ca/pulse or 780.743.7000. We are available to discuss the project in further detail or to meet at any time to hear your thoughts on this Memorial Park project.

Related Links:

  • Proposed Location
  • Proposed Boundary
  • Take the Survey
  • All Winter Maintenance Zones are relaxed until further notice.