community league day at skyrattler park

In 2012 the City of Edmonton decided to build housing that would cover 1/3 of Skyrattler Park, removing the sports fields and leaving the remaining space fractured and mostly unusable. The Skyrattler neighbourhood organized and became a powerful voice to save the park, citing numerous common-sense reasons. The Skyrattler Neighbourhood Association was formed, and working alongside the Blue Quill Community League continued to press the City for answers and alternatives. Our voice was heard by Michael Walters who continued to advocate on our behalf. After the City made numerous attempts to find alternative sites in the neighbourhood, Skyrattler Park was dropped from the program and rezoned back to municipal reserve on August 17, 2021. 

This year’s Community League Day will celebrate the achievements of all those involved in the efforts to successfully save our park.

Community League Day at Skyrattler Park

Skyrattler Park – Saddleback Road at 114 Avenue!

Saturday September 18, 2-5 pm

Featured activities included:

  • 6 meter high inflatable slide
  • Balloon Fairies
  • Bucking Good Eats Food Truck
  • Outdoor games – Giant Jenga, tug o’war, and more
  • Learn about the newly-planted trees in a fun way!
  • Lots more fun stuff!

There will also be tables where you can learn about:

  • Blue Quill Community League memberships
  • Skyrattler Neighbourhood Association
  • Neighbourhood Watch
  • Vision Zero Street Lab to reduce speeding on Saddleback Road
  • Blue Quill Community Garden

There will be a short program at 4:00 pm, with Councillor Michael Walters as the featured speaker.

COVID-19 precautions will be used: activities will be spaced well apart, hand sanitizer available and a sound system will be used so you won’t have to be crowded close together to hear the program.

Hope to see you on September 18!