View media coverage:
- Strathcona County’s Regional Trail officially opens (FortSaskOnline.com)
- New regional trail opening (Sherwood Park News)
We’re thrilled that the Sept. 8 grand opening of the Strathcona County Regional Trail brings us another step closer in the River Valley Alliance’s (RVA) vision to connect the entire North Saskatchewan River Valley park system from Devon to Fort Saskatchewan.
This 22 km section of trail is part of the River Valley Alliance’s Phase I Capital Program. Through our Phase I Capital Program, over the last six years the RVA and its seven municipal shareholders have built 70 km of new trails, 1 footbridge, the West River’s Edge Pavilion, and the Edmonton Funicular.
This model demonstrates that collaboration works. Because none of this would be possible without the support of our municipal shareholders, and provincial and federal governments.
The RVA Plan of Action – which was created over 10 years ago when regional stakeholders came together over a shared love for the North Saskatchewan River Valley in their communities – is coming to life. And that’s very exciting.
Thank you to Mayor Frank, Council and Administration for the support and investment by Strathcona County for this important project that will be enjoyed by so many. Thank you to our federal and provincial partners for the vital support from your governments.
We look forward to continuing this collaboration with all partners as we launch Phase II of our Capital Program. We’re getting closer to completing our end-to-end trail connectivity. And with everyone’s support, we’ll achieve this.
We’re excited that we continue to blaze that trail with the grand opening of the Strathcona County Regional Trail.
Learn more: Strathcona County Regional Trail.