At Westerner Park, we feel strongly that in order to honour the past, we need to have a plan for the future. That's why we've embarked on a bold and innovative long-term redevelopment project. In May of 2008, our Board of Directors approved a Strategic Development Plan that outlines an exciting new vision, acting as the blueprint for Westerner Park's growth over the next 40 years.
In 2009, we proudly completed Phases 1 and 2 of the Strategic Development Plan, opening several great new facilities and outdoor spaces. And that's just the beginning. Even more beautiful park areas, pedestrian-friendly walkways and corridors, improved parking and traffic access, and clustered 'neighbourhoods' of related spaces and facilities are still to come.
So when it comes to the future of Westerner Park, you could say we've got a lot to celebrate.
Strategic Development Plan Key Features
Long-range goals. The plan includes goals for the short term (10 years), medium term (20 years), and long term (40 years).
Flexibility. We will respond to changing demands and priorities over time. The plan also addresses infrastructure needs through multiple stages of development.
Green focus. New parks areas, environmental sustainability, and cost savings through resource conservation are all part of the plan.
Community partnerships. Area residents, corporate partners, and governments will all be involved.
New opportunities. Our plan will create new prospects for central Alberta citizens and groups.
The new Donald Administration Building (open July 2009).
Two new entries to Westerner Park on the north and west sides (2009).
A new 50-year land lease agreement between The City of Red Deer and Westerner Park, expanding our total lease amount to 320 acres.
A new slogan – Your Destination for Celebration™ – and a refreshed graphic identity to reflect the facility's vision and direction.