A committee including members from the Beverly Heights Community League along with the parent teacher councils for both St. Jerome and Ivor Dent schools have begun the process of redeveloping the Rundle Heights Playground (Park) at 10805-34 Street.
The playground was built in 1989 and is maintained by the City of Edmonton. However, the playground equipment was reported in poor condition in the 2018 Playground Condition Assessment, which indicates that less than 60% of the equipment is in good condition and greater than 40% of the equipment is in poor condition and will be removed as it becomes beyond repair or unsafe.
The project scope will be to redevelop the existing playground infrastructure within the City of Edmonton parcel (zoned AP) to meet the needs of the community for the next 10-15 years. The project will be in compliance with all City of Edmonton project management requirements, including public engagement, equipment safety standards, and construction practices.
The results from three surveys have been compiled:
2019 Community Survey and 2019 St Jerome student survey: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QDMh0YAI00oGpvZJGWJlHxjgUE9FSi6k/view?usp=sharing
2020 Community survey results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K3ZiMaLTPVDkEpN4JuH4Yi6SUY5Rm4dD/view?usp=sharing
Interested in further information? Please read our strategy document here.
May 2021 Fundraiser – Fudge and Beef Jerky
Starting May 6th our next playground fundraiser is starting – Phil’s Fudge and Jerky. The order forms are on the BeverlyHeights.ca website, click here for Fudge or here for Jerky. Orders can be submitted to the St. Jerome school office or to firstname.lastname@example.org, no later than May 20th. Delivery is June 4th.
Donations with tax receipts
Looking for a way to support the park redevelopment but want a tax receipt? We can now accept donations of over $20 and get the City of Edmonton to provide the tax receipts. If you are interested in donating please contact the committee at email@example.com or find the donation information on our:
Donate your bottles!
We will continue hosting a fundraiser, in collaboration with the Beverly Bottle Depot. Simply bring your bottles to the Beverly Bottle Depot and ask to donate to the Rundle Heights Park Redevelopment.
Concept Phase Update: March 2021
At our last meeting we decided it was important to keep some poured in place rubber, however the expense for all poured in place was too high and would potentially delay out project by another year or more. We settled on a mixture of some poured in place and some wood chips. We also decided to hold off on the shelter for the time being. We can fundraise and put it in place in a 2nd phase if it’s still needed/wanted. This way we remain close to our $750,000 original budget and hopefully can get all the funds in place by Dec 2021 and build in Spring/Summer of 2022.
Interested in learning more or volunteering your time? Please let us know through our online form.