The city of Edmonton calls it “Reimagine Services” work and a total of 18 changes will be taken to save at least $6 million over the next five years.
In a report released Friday, city manager Andre Corbould said one of these actions will be the introduction of paid parking at Emily Murphy Park, Rafters’ Landing, Muttart Conservatory, Fort Edmonton Park and the Telus World of Science starting in 2022. There will be a two-hour free period for the locations in the river valley not associated with an attraction.
Hawrelak Park is also being considered for paid parking after the planned rehabilitation project is complete, at the earliest by 2026.
These cost-saving measures will help improve the city’s financial situation moving forward and are necessary to ensure the city can continue to provide essential services to residents.