Centennial Plaza Park

Centennial Plaza Park, located on 52 Avenue between 45 Street and 48 Street, was originally developed in 2001 to celebrate the Province of Alberta’s Centennial.
photograph of Centennial Park Plaza

Much of the park was completed in 2004 and the Historic Arches on the south side of the park were added in 2007/2008. The fountain, together with the arches, created an interpretive area recognizing the significance of railroads to the history of downtown Red Deer. A washroom facility was constructed in 2010.

This community space currently includes an outdoor wading pool with spray fountains, a washroom facility, the Michener Fountain, trails, irrigated landscape and a public art feature. Earlier this year, City Council approved funding to undertake a plan for further redevelopment of the park due to the park approaching its end of life and direction from Alberta Health Services to resolve infrastructure concerns in the fountains. The fountains did not open for the 2016 season.

Public participation for Centennial Plaza Park happened over the summer and fall of 2016. The goal of the process was to seek input from the public on how the park could be transformed into a vibrant area to connect people in a safe, enjoyable and accessible public space. Surveys were conducted to understand how people currently use Centennial Plaza Park and to understand what connections people have to the park. A public event called, Make your Wish, was an opportunity for the public to meet the project team, view the feedback from the surveys, and provide additional input.  The public engagement results will influence a concept design for the redevelopment plan of Centennial Plaza Park.

For more information about feedback opportunities, please contact communications@reddeer.ca or call 403-342-8147.