Community Services

New Skatepark

Overview

In the fall of 2015, Innisfail Town Council identified the development of a new skatepark facility as one of its priorities for 2016. During 2016 budget deliberations, funds were allocated for design and cost estimates for the facility. Work on the project is nearing completion and the facility is expected to be completed by the fall of 2019. Landscaping around the facility will be completed in the spring of 2020.

 

View Skatepark Rendering

 

 

Wayfinding Signage

Overview

Council, during a strategic planning session in late 2015, identified enhanced wayfinding signage as a priority for the town. Funds were subsequently allocated in the 2016 Budget toward the development of such a program.

The project was awarded to Bond Creative of Calgary, and involved determining sign locations, esthetics and content. An advisory committee consisting of three councillors and three members of the Innisfail and District Chamber of Commerce provided input.

In October 2017, Town Council awarded Phase 1 of the project (the supply and placement of vehicular directional signage) to Blanchett Neon of Edmonton for an amount of $108,050.

The contract for Phase 2 was a warded to PM Signs in May of 2019; work is expected to be complete by the end of 2019.

 

Arena Digital Sign

Overview

A new building sign and display screen for the Innisfail Arena were budgeted for in the 2016 Municipal Budget. Prior to the project’s undertaking, the Arena had no signage indicating its purpose or internal events. This project is now complete.

Seniors Needs Assessment

Overview

In September 2016, the Town’s Community Services department retained Linda Yargeau as a consultant to develop, implement and facilitate a Seniors Needs Assessment in Innisfail. The purpose of the assessment was to identify existing assets (people, places and services) and potential concerns to better understand what might be done to prepare the community to help its seniors to ‘age in place’.

The objectives of the assessment included, but were not limited to:

- Determining the gaps in availability, accessibility and awareness of local agencies, services and support programs for seniors;
- Determining what services seniors access currently (provincial, federal and municipal);
- Learning which services seniors might consider desirable;
- Understanding who seniors approach for assistance;
- Engaging seniors and their families in preparing for ‘aging in place’;
- Determining potential concerns, barriers and challenges; and
- Reporting findings to the Town to generate awareness and continued discussions to support future planning.