High River Parks, Trails and Open Spaces Master Plan

Client – Town of High River

Location – High River, AB

Date – Completed in 2021

818 studio designed a Master Plan to guide the development of the Town’s parks, trails, and open spaces over the next ten years. This plan included a floodway management plan to address the Highwood River corridor.


  • Master Plan identified the overarching vision of “network with nature” to govern municipal decision making.
  • Transformational themes of “park at the heart”  and “walking our stories” developed from  resident input.
  • Includes a pull-out “playbook” for community groups to implement revitalization projects.
  • Identifies strategies to bring nature into the community, and encourage outdoor recreation + learning.
  • Master Plan is a living document; priorities can easily shift depending on available funding.