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City of Edmonton. Parks and Recreation Department fonds Series
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Administration

This series consists of administrative records such as minutes, correspondence, reports, administrative memos and directives, financial records (including grant programs), publicity and departmental scrapbooks, and personnel records.

This series contains the following sub series:

  • Subseries 1.1: Meeting Minutes
  • Subseries 1.2: Correspondence
  • Subseries 1.3: Reports
  • Subseries 1.4: Parks and Recreation Advisory Board
  • Subseries 1.5: Finance
  • Subseries 1.6: Media Coverage and Scrapbooks
  • Subseries 1.7: Personnel

Heritage

This series consists of records of the City of Edmonton’s heritage-related organizations.

This series contains the following sub-series:

  • Subseries 2.1: Archives Committee
  • Subseries 2.2: Archives and Landmarks Committee
  • Subseries 2.3: Edmonton Historical Board
  • Subseries 2.4: Archives

Parks

The Parks and Recreation Department was responsible for all City-owned recreational facilities and lands, including green spaces such as cemeteries and golf courses.

This series contains the following sub-series:

  • Subseries 3.1: Cemeteries
  • Subseries 3.2: Golf Courses
  • Subseries 3.3: Parks Administration

Facilities

This series consists of records relating to the erection, operation and maintenance of sports, athletic, recreation and leisure facilities, pools and arenas. It contains records relating to organizations and facilities providing sports and recreation opportunities, including special events (like the Universiade Games in 1983) and festivals, for the citizens of Edmonton. It includes specialty and educational attractions such as the zoos, Fort Edmonton Park, John Janzen Nature Centre, the Queen Elizabeth Planetarium, the Edmonton Science Centre, and the Muttart Conservatory, and includes the programming aspects of animating those facilities.

This series contains the following sub-series:

  • Subseries 4.1: Recreation Facilities
  • Subseries 4.2: Valley Zoo
  • Subseries 4.3: Fort Edmonton Park
  • Subseries 4.4: Universiade ‘83
  • Subseries 4.5: Muttart Conservatory

Agencies and External Community Groups

This series consists of records relating to external agencies that have regular dealings with the City of Edmonton in its capacity to provide a safe, healthy and vibrant city, including Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, School Boards, sports organizations and other community organizations. These organizations may use City facilities to provide programs for recreation, sports, arts, culture, and education.

This series contains the following subseries:

  • Subseries 5.1: Community Leagues
  • Subseries 5.2: Sports and Recreational Organizations

Photographs

This series consists of photographs documenting the work of the Parks and Recreation Department. Photos numbered EA-20 include images of civic properties, leisure programs, special events, sports, green spaces such as boulevards and parks, and City staff. It also includes a photographic inventory of several thousand images of schools, community halls, playgrounds, pools, parks, and facilities from around 1968. Photos numbered ET-28 were created as a slide library to be used by staff in presentations.