Public invited to final series of consultations for proposed outdoor expansion


Public invited to final series of consultations for proposed outdoor expansion

Fort McMurray, AB, April 9, 2012 – MacDonald Island Park would like to welcome the public to the final series of community consultations relating to its proposed outdoor expansion.

Architectural firms Architecture: ATB and 360 Architecture in collaboration with construction management firms Clark Builders and Turner Construction Company have completed detailed design and full project costing based on community-led input from the previous series of community consultations last September.

“We’ve been tremendously impressed with the architectural and construction management firms and their collective commitment to the needs of our community,” said Tim Reid, Chief Operating Officer at MacDonald Island Park. “We’re looking forward to sharing the current designs with the public and having a discussion about what lies ahead.”

The community consultation schedule is as follows:

  • April 16: Noon-2:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Fireside Room)
  • April 18: 10:00 a.m.-Noon (Athabasca Pool View Room)
  • April 19: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Fireside Room)
  • April 20: Noon-2:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Miskanaw South Ballroom)
  • April 23: 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. (Fireside Room)
  • April 24: Noon-2:00 p.m. (Fireside Room)


The public is invited to provide feedback directly at the consultations, at interactive screens at Guest Services, located on the main concourse of the Suncor Community Leisure Centre, or at

Following the consultations, community feedback will be incorporated into the final recommendation that will go before Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Council in June.

“The proposed outdoor expansion at MacDonald Island Park has been community-driven and based on collaboration since the outset,” said Nick Sanders, Chair of the MacDonald Island Park Board of Directors. “It is our belief that this project represents a catalyst for the RMWB’s Municipal Development Plan, and that it will contribute in a major way to the quality of life for everyone in Wood Buffalo.”

For more information:

Adam Hardiman
Coordinator, Communications
MacDonald Island Park Corporation
780-791-0070 ext. 5060
[email protected]

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