Poplar Park Playground

Poplar Park Playground is official open! Thanks to the City of Edmonton, Province of Alberta, Alberta Blue Cross, Alberta Tire Recycling, Area Council 17 Community Leagues, Evansdale Community League, The Alonissi Family, Edmonton Community Foundation and ATB for supporting the project!

Here are a few photos from the grand opening!
Poplar Park Committee Ribbon cutting

The Poplar Park Playground volunteers on our last bottle drive!

You can now drop your bottles off at the Florence Hallock School  and donate the proceeds to the playground!

Make a donation!

Make a $20, $50 or a $250 donation and become part of the every widening group of community building people in our community.  Whether you are an inividual making a $20 contribution, or a business making a bigger donation contact Noela Shields at playground@evansdale.ca for more information about supporting the project.

Volunteer, we’re in the home stretch

We are in the home stretch with Poplar Park Playground. We just received a second $125,000 CFEP grant from the Alberta Government and in total we have raised more than $700,000 already to build the new playground and basketball courts!

  • contact Noela to get involved

MEETINGS: Florence Hallock School Library 16437 – 87 Street
CONTACT US: Noela:  playground@evansdale.ca
JOIN THE TEAM: we have a superb committee, but we welcome more help. Drop us an email or come to one of our meetings to get involved.


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Poplar Park Playground – $50,000 from Blue Cross!

Poplar Park Playground popcorn fundraiser.

Poplar Park Playground popcorn fundraiser.

NOTE from Poplar Park Playground Chairperson Noela Shields: Today I was hand delivered an envelope from Alberta Blue Cross and I am beyond excited to let you know that we have received $50,000 from their Healthy Communities Grant program to help fund our playground!!!!!

And add to this we raised more than $2,000 from our XBOX 1 raffle and Epicure fundraiser. This brings our total to $5,600 in the last few months from fundraisers. AWESOME WORK EVERYONE!

Glad that CFEP grant can help #yeg Florence Hallock community get started on new playground sooner! http://t.co/Bj8DginCZ2 #ABCulture

— Heather Klimchuk (@HeatherKlimchuk) April 29, 2014

Poplar Park Playground: The Big Picture

Poplar Park Playground Project Phases

Click on image to see a full-sized Map of Poplar Park Project Phases

Right now we are working on Phase 1 Playground. We still have a ways to go, but we have been very successful with fundraisers and getting support from the city and province. In phase 2 we will construct basketball courts. We are already working on phase 2, but that work and the final fundraising push will come after phase 1 is complete. Phase 3 is a water spray park and this is a future project for now. We have made exciting progress so far, why not join the team? Email Noela at playground@evansdale.ca

Bottle Drive Raises $1981.70!

Volunteers at the Poplar Park Playground bottle drive The Poplar Park Playground Bottle Drive

Remember the bottle drive on Saturday in support of the Poplar Park Playground? Well the results are in:We raised…. $1981.70
Great job everyone!!! I think we did very well : ) Thanks to all who gave up their Saturday afternoon to volunteer to collect bottles and a thank you to all those who contributed!! I feel the momentum and I hope we can continue to strive for success and may the Poplar Park Playground come to fruition. (Jennifer)

Pop Bottles for the Playground!

Bottle Drive Oct 19th 10:00 – 2:00 at the school parking lot.  We need volunteers to collect bottles as well as drive bags to the bottle depot. Contact us to get involved: playground@evansdale.ca


Poplar Park Playground – Next Meeting!

Joint the team! The next meeting is

Tuesday, November 25,  6 pm in the Florence Hallock Library, 16437 – 87 Street

Poplar Park Playground – Meeting 2 Done!

The Poplar Park Playground committee grew by a few members this month and on Aug. 28 we met with city staff, including the landscape architect to agree on the layout of a new plan for a playground and future water park in Poplar Park. We already have a draft NPDP application for $250,000 and we have already initiatied contact with our MLA Janice Sarich about getting provincial support.

Next up some playground tours to look at some equipment, some fundraising and some new plans from the city and cost estimates.

Join the committee and be part of getting a playground in Poplar Park

Next meeting:

  • Tuesday August 24, 6pm at Evansdale Hall 9111 150 Avenue
  • email us at playground@evansdale.ca
Watch for news here and at the Florence Hallock School!
Poplar Park Playground Committee 2013 - 13

Poplar Park Playground Committee – The Journey Begins

Building on the awesome work already done by Florence Hallock School parents, students and staff, a new Poplar Park Playground Committee has formed with the express purpose of getting a playground constructed in Poplar Park as quickly as possible. Already, we have six members on the committee and we have started the process of applying for City and Provincial grants totaling $500,000. Thanks to the super efforts of students, parents and staff at Florence Hallock School, located in the district park, we also have $26,000 raised from fundraising events, including $10,000 from Evansdale Community League. In addition, we have private fundraising efforts underway that could really help us get to solution quickly.

Simplfied CIty Playground Plan B

We are currently examining plans for the playground that include equipment for younger and older children and equipment designed with accessibility in mind. Get involved! We invite you to join the team and help us get a sorely needed playground in Poplar Park.


Join Donna, Wendy, Trish, Noela, David and Sandi on the team! The only purpose of the committee is to complete the work necessary to get our playground built. Our goal is to build as early as 2014!