It won’t be long now before locals and visitors are encouraged to visit Keillor Point, soon to be one of Edmonton’s most beautiful viewing areas looking out over the river valley.
Keillor Point, a popular location commonly referred to as ‘the End of the World’, is now under construction as the City of Edmonton formalizes this spot with a staircase, safety railings and a viewing area.
“Keillor Point will be a safe, accessible destination for all to enjoy the view of Edmonton’s river valley,” said Aaron Lewicki, Acting Director of Open Space Infrastructure Delivery.
Creating a safe and welcoming place for people to enjoy, the City has worked closely with the Belgravia community, residents along Saskatchewan Drive, technical experts and the general public to develop the approved design.
“We’ve worked for quite some time with the City of Edmonton, looking at different options and participating in surveys,” said Roger Laing, representative of the Belgravia Community League and Chair of the project planning sub-committee. “We are excited about the plans for this site and are thrilled that the City’s Naming Committee designated the name Keillor Point.”
Edmontonians are reminded that access to this location in the river valley remains prohibited. There will be 24/7 security to monitor the construction site. People are asked to avoid this area and respect all signage until construction is complete.
Construction of the staircase and viewing area is anticipated for completion in late 2018 or early 2019, welcoming public use. Final details and landscaping will be completed in the spring of 2019. As with most outdoor projects, this work is weather dependent.
Learn more about this project at edmonton.ca/KeillorPointProject