EDA was retained by the City of St. Albert as the Landscape Architectural Consultant for the upgrading of Lacombe Lake Park. The main goal for the upgrading of this popular community park was to make the lake more accessible to a more diverse group of users. This challenge was met with a plan to lessen the grade around the perimeter of the lake, reducing an erosion problem, and allowing accessibility to the water’s edge. The south shore was completely reshaped to create a small cove with a curvilinear concrete stair stepping into the water providing seating for viewing of activity on and around the lake and access for skaters in the winter. At either end of the cove step is a lookout point elevated a metre off the water surface connecting to timber boardwalks that completes the hard surface edge of the south shore.
In the second phase of development, EDA worked with architects to complete the design and construction of a unique earth-shelter style warm up and washroom building. Trail connections linking the park with the Red Willow Park trail system were also completed.
Lake Edge Grading and Naturalization
Trail and Rest Node Improvements
Washroom Skate change Building
Concrete Cove and Seating Steps
Boardwalk and Plaza Development
Decorative Site Lighting and Furniture
Heavy Timber Step Seating Area
Site Landscaping and Naturalization
Skating Area Flood Lighting