West Meadowlark Park is a residential neighbourhood in west Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The area was originally part of the Town of Jasper Place and became a part of Edmonton when Jasper Place amalgamated with the City of Edmonton in 1964. The neighbourhood is bounded on the west by 170 Street, on the east by 163 Street, on the south by 87 Avenue, and on the north by 95 Avenue.
West Meadowlark Community League was incorporated in 1968 and the community hall was built in 1969. The West Meadowlark Community League area has a fully accessible playground footprint (no sand), basketball standards, shaded picnic structure, spray park and maintains a hockey rink and social skating rink in the winter. We'll be celebrating our 50th anniversary in 2018.
The community has 2 elementary schools (Annunciation Elementary Catholic School and Afton School of the Arts), and 2 high schools (St. Francis Xavier Catholic High School and Jasper Place Composite High School)
Residents of West Meadowlark Park have easy bridge access to West Edmonton Mall and the Misericordia Hospital is within our boundaries. West Meadowlark Park is also home to a wonderful array of recreation and sports facilities. City run facilities such as the Johnny Bright Sports Park, the Jasper Place Fitness and Leisure Centre, the St. Francis Xavier Sports Complex and the Bill Hunter Centre are located on the east side of the neighbourhood between Jasper Place High School and St. Francis Xavier High School.
Volunteers are always needed. Help your community, help yourself! Get involved!
By now you should have received the notification from the City of Edmonton regarding the 2 Hour Restricted Parking program which will be implemented in our neighbourhood sometime before the end of the year. Residents have until Friday, October 21st to respond with their concerns.
We would like to take this opportunity to let you know that the WMCL has not entered into this program lightly. We have been struggling with the parking situation in our neighbourhood since 2011 and the parking has continued to worse on our streets. The WMCL Parking Committee has been working in conjunction with the City of Edmonton Transportation Department to isolate and identify problem areas and to address the safety of pedestrians and to provide the best solution for many of the parking problems we are facing. We are looking at the best interests of our entire neighbourhood with regards to congestion and parking issues and this is a very positive move for the future of West Meadowlark.
The 2 hour parking we are offering is the only option available to us at this time. We are one of the only high-density medical institution neighbourhoods in the City without some form of restricted parking in place. Some of you may have been misinformed about another option where residents get 'parking passes' and are allowed to park in front of their homes, but this program is being phased out by Transportation and is NOT an available to us regardless of what is being distributed to some targeted residents.
The City is moving towards the ePark system, which is similar to what is being rolled out in other parts of the City, and we are very fortunate to be working with Transportation at this time because we have been selected to be a test or pilot program when they roll out the residential ePark program in the future, (hopefully by 2018), because in order to be in the pilot ePark program we must have a 2 hour restricted program in place.
The Restricted Parking program as presented will be an adjustment for us all, but the City and the WMCL Parking Committee feels confident that it will be an asset to our neighbourhood. Nobody likes change and this will be a change, but we believe that it will be a good thing and please remember that we can adjust the signage and parking signs as we see the need. Communication is critical, so please contact Brian at the City at 780-940-0040 or the WMCL at 780-484-6132 if you have any questions or would like to express any concerns. We want to work WITH you, not against you in this process, so please keep that in mind, stay positive and keep the lines of communication open.
Thanks to everyone that attended the Membership BBQ and thanks to our volunteers for throwing another great party. Fall is here and it’s a time to be grateful for all that we have. Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Also, we have a Halloween party coming up and a doggie costume parade. Hope to see you there.
This summer break-ins have increased, make sure to lock your vehicles, gates and garage doors and install motion sensor lights to deter burglars. Please report all crimes to the Edmonton Police. They document the information and when they see trends happening they are able to respond accordingly.
Two hour parking signs are coming in the next couple of months to the southern part of our neighbourhood. The WMCL board and parking committee has responded to resident’s complaints and have teamed up with the City of Edmonton Parking Management to act on your behalf. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the streets that will be impacted. We may see a shift in parking habits, so in three months we can add or take away 2 hour parking signs.
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Hey everyone, as summer comes to an end, I hope you all had a fantastic summer! Thanks to everyone that came out to our community garage sale, summer green shack program and had fun at the spray park.
Thanks to all Casino Volunteers for your time, it truly keeps our community so active and well kept. The NEW traffic lights are now operational on 165 St/ 95 Ave and Micro-surfacing has been completed, thanks for everyone's cooperation during this project. Our parking meeting went well, resident's came out and voiced their concerns to the City of Edmonton Parking Committee. In the fall, streets south of 92 Ave will all be 2 hour parking during business hours, updates to come in future newsletters. Crime in the community is up from previous years, make sure to lock your vehicles and if possible, lock gates to yards and garage doors, etc. If you see anything suspicious please call 780-423-4567, press 2 for complaints, then 8 and you will be transferred right away.
I hope to see you at the Membership BBQ!
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