Thank you very much to everyone who voted for the colour scheme for Rocketship Park! Colour option 1 was the winner! You will be happy to know that the American flag will NOT be included in the final design.
Where we have been:
The successful playground design has been incorporated into the drawing package Detailed Design was advanced and included revisions from the Concept/Preliminary Design circulation A concept package was prepared and shared with the community for playground equipment colour selection
Where we are now:
Now that the community has made a colour selection, the playground equipment order has been made Development Permit application drawings have been submitted to the Development Office for review and approval Drainage drawings have been finalized and will be sent to Epcor for approval when the Development Permit # is obtained Detailed design is being finalized for site contractor and amenity procurement
Where We are Going/ Next Steps:
Site contractor and amenity equipment procurement anticipated to close after a 3-week tender, followed by evaluation and award Construction is anticipated to start in early summer 2021 A more detailed construction timeline will be provided in the end of May update Construction is anticipated to be complete by the end of October 2021
Stay tuned for another update from the City on the park renewal at the end of the month.
Inglewood is in the final year of Neighbourhood Renewal construction! If you live within the Phase 3 area, you’ve likely already received a pamphlet in the mail from the City about the schedule, access impacts, and more! In case you missed it, construction is tentatively scheduled to start this coming week, May 3.
For a breakdown of the planned projects by number in the neighbourhood, please see the Project Map (shown above).
The removal and replacement of public sidewalks, curbs and gutters and roadways is complete in projects 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15. Not all the sod in projects 13, 14 and 15 was installed so we will be returning in early spring to finish the landscaping.
The outstanding landscaping from 2019 is complete (projects 10, 11 and 12). Street lighting in projects 12, 13, 14, and 15 is ongoing and includes running new conduit, drilling new pole bases, then installing new poles and re-energizing the lights. EPCOR is energizing the new poles and completing their quality control checks while removing the old pole bases; this work will continue through 2021.
Neighbourhood renewal work will resume in Inglewood in May 2021, weather pending. Prior to work resuming, construction notifications will be delivered to impacted residences. We are pleased to report that, with the completion of 2020 work, Inglewood remains on schedule with a planned completion date of November 2021.
We at the League have been planning a FULL WEEK of awesome events & activities to celebrate SPRING!
Monday April 19 • Move Together: FREE Family Yoga In-person yoga at Inglewood Community League Field 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Let’s kick off Spring Spirit Week 2021 by moving together in this FREE, family-friendly, outdoor yoga session! Spots are limited so sign up ASAP! The yoga session will be held in person at the ICL field, from 6:45pm-7:45pm. Please bring your own mask, mat, towel, blocks, water, or any other equipment you may need. The session will be led by Connie of Dancing Willow Yoga.
If the weather does not permit, the session will be moved to Zoom and all participants will be supplied with a Zoom link at that time.
The ICL is adhering to all current AHS and Government guidelines, and as such, this yoga session is restricted to a maximum of 9 participants. Masks will be mandatory throughout the entire practice and distancing measures will also be in place.
If you have any issues with registration, please email email@example.com.
See you on the mat! #ICLSPRINGSPIRITWEEK21
Tuesday April 20 • Tin for the Bin: Food drive in support of the Edmonton Food Bank Swing by the Community League Hall (12525 116 Ave NW – right in front of the Community Garden) and drop off non-perishable food items for our Tin for the Bin Food Drive! We will be collecting donations for the Edmonton Food Bank from 1-3pm and 6-8pm. * The Edmonton Food Bank’s current most needed items are: beans (with or without pork), canned fish or meat, baby formula, peanut butter (500g), healthy school snacks, canned soup, canned fruit or vegetables, pasta and pasta sauce.
Wednesday April 21 • Paws & Claws Pet Meet Up in the Park In the spirit of spring and sunshine, why not get to know your neighbours and fellow pet paw-rents in the neighbourhood!
DOG PAW-RENTS: did you know there is an off-leash park right in our neck of the woods? Check out the 121A Street Dog Off-Leash Area with your furry friends and get to know your fellow neighbours & dog paw-rents in the community!
CAT PAW-RENTS: We’ve seen a few adventurous Inglewood cats featured on our Paws & Claws Wednesday pet feature too, so swing by Winnifred Stewart Park and meet some fellow neighbours and cat lovers in the neighbourhood!
Take photos of your pets in the community, tag the League @inglewoodcl and hashtag #ICLPaws – we love getting to know the furry friends in our community! Plus you can have your pet featured on our Instagram for our Wednesday Paws & Claws weekly pet feature!
Thursday April 22 • Volunteer Appreciation Night with Spring Basket Draw Prize National Volunteer Week is April 18-24, 2021!
“The National Volunteer Week theme for 2021, The Value of One, The Power of Many, reflects on the awe-inspiring acts of kindness by millions of individuals AND the magic that happens when we work together towards a common purpose. This past year, we have seen people supporting family, friends, neighbours, and strangers, people standing up to systemic racism, and people sharing insights on how to create a more just and equitable society. We recognize the value of the caring and compassion that each one has shown another, and we recognize the power of people, organizations, and sectors working together.“
This year, the Inglewood Community League will be recognizing our many volunteers who donate their time to make Inglewood a welcoming & inclusive community! We will be entering the names of our League volunteers into a draw for a Spring Basket prize. Like & Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and stay tuned Thursday evening for the draw prize winner announcement! Friday April 23 • Blooming Tree Paint Night @ 7:00pm – Register HERE Spring has sprung! Let’s celebrate by creating our own tree of life in this Blooming Tree freestyle painting practice, led by Raise Your Spirits Creative Art Party. Spots are limited so sign up ASAP. The fee to participate is $28 per painter, which includes all supplies and a virtual, fun-filled evening!
Saturday April 24 • Snack Pop Up Stand outside the Hall, free memberships, & more! Calling all Inglewooders! Come by the Community League Hall (12525 116 Ave NW – right in front of the Community Garden) between 1:30-3:30pm. We’ll be handing out FREE… – Snacks – Memberships – Give-Aways
You’ll also have an opportunity to engage with our Civics Director to vote on and share your vision for Inglewood’s future development and growth. Share your thoughts: “Inglewood 10 years from now: How do you want it to look & Develop” by either stopping by the League Saturday to write/draw what you wish to see on wooden pallets and/or the League Hall doors. Alternatively you can submit your feedback by filling out the poll here.
In compliance with the Province of Alberta’s most recent guidelines, we will be adhering to COVID-19 health, safety and physical distancing protocols.
Sunday April 25 • Get Cleaning Inglewood: Neighbourhood Cleanup It’s time for our annual neighbourhood cleanup! Stop by the Community League Hall (12525 116 Ave NW – right in front of the Community Garden) between 10am-12pm to pick up cleaning supply kits, donated by Capital City Cleanup, and let’s Get Cleaning Inglewood! Take the kits and go for a walk around the neighbourhood, use the kits to clean up any garbage you may find, and feel free to take the kits home to tidy up the garbage that may have blown in around your yard too!
*We do require that each participant read and acknowledge the cleanup safety information as part of your attendance with the Neighbourhood Cleanup. If you wish to participate in the clean up we require that you will acknowledge and read Capital City Cleanup‘s Safety Information.
TAG US IN YOUR PHOTOS AS YOU PARTICIPATE IN OUR SPRING SPIRIT WEEK! BE SURE TO USE THE HASHTAG #ICLSPRINGSPIRITWEEK21– LET’S CELEBRATE SPRING AND HAVE SOME FUN!
In compliance with the Province of Alberta’s most recent guidelines, we will be adhering to COVID-19 health, safety and physical distancing protocols for all of the above events.
It’s a new month, which means it’s time for our new APRIL Community Champions initiative – this month we are sponsored by Sweet Pea Cafe & Playhouse! You may remember we featured them on our Instagram in February showcasing this local, plant-based cafe. Well now you can show your awesome neighbour(s) some recognition & appreciation by nominating them this month, which enters every nominee into a draw prize to win 1 of 4 $50 gift cards for Sweet Pea Cafe!!
Nominations are open today, April 1. Nominate a neighbour by April 15 & tell us why they are a Community Champion to you! All nominees will be entered into the draw on April 16.
If you know of a well-deserving Inglewooder (let’s be honest, there are SO many amazing people in Inglewood who deserve this recognition) please take 2-5 minutes to Nominate a Neighbour HERE.
Who: All Inglewood residents and neighbouring Edmonton communities are welcome to attend! What: Blooming Tree Paint Night hosted by the Inglewood Community League and Raise Your Spirits Creative Art Party When: Friday April 23 @ 7:00pm Where: Virtual (via Zoom) Why: Let’s celebrate spring by creating our own tree of life in this freestyle painting practice! Make it a virtual date night or friends night, have some drinks & snacks, and have fun painting with our community! How: Register on Eventbrite here. The fee is $28 per painter, this includes ALL painting supplies provided to you by the League
Spots are limited (and filled up in under 2 hours for our previous Paint Night in February) so be sure to register ASAP!!!
Here are some images from our previous Paint Night in February, the Ode to the Daisy Paint Night. This paint night was a HUGE success, spots filled in less than 2 hours, and participants raved about the event!