In 2010, Leduc County approved the East Vistas Local Area Structure Plan. The approval of this plan has led to the start of urban service provision for Leduc County.
As a new community with an expected population of 23,000 at completion, there is an opportunity to provide parks and park infrastructure that is consistent across the community as it grows.
The objective of this project is to prepare a long-term Park Strategy for the Vistas community growth area. Through this strategy project, planning will ensure that a sound financial strategy is in place to guide public open space infrastructure to support needs in the community. This strategy will also act as a tool for developers, residents and Leduc County to use to work toward a common vision for parks in this area.
The Vistas developments historically included country residential subdivisions. The proposed strategy will plan for the new urban growth areas of the Vistas and consider input from existing residents and stakeholders. The strategy will reflect the context of the area and the availability of nearby open space and recreation infrastructure. It is also recognized that the open space has environmental characteristics and a related ecological value.
This strategy will provide the standards required for consistency with financial directives that ensure the vision for the Vistas community is both efficient and sustainable for the county over time.
The strategy will consider the neighbouring community of Beaumont; to ensure that the visions of Leduc County and the Town of Beaumont are consistent while ensuring and encouraging partnership and collaboration where possible.
This plan is not intended to address community service needs such as fire, police or other county department needs and is focused solely on providing appropriate reserves for recreation/school needs. Through this strategy, Leduc County wants to find a balance between the services provided through development and those required by Leduc County in the future. The plan will have the flexibility to adapt to community needs over time.
For more information, please contact Nicholaus Moffatt, Manager of Parks with Leduc County, at 780-770-9265 or Nicholaus@leduc-county.com.