The Knottwood Community League is working hard on rejuvenating our neighbourhoods of Satoo, Ekota and Menisa. As part of this process, plans are in the works for a brand new Knottwood Community Centre to replace our current hall south of Satoo School.
We have worked hard to bring ourself to a point of submission for our New Centre Development Permit. As the permit process unfolds over the next number of months, we will continue with our detailed design so we are prepared to procure a Prime Contractor and put shovels in the ground by the Spring of 2021.
We’re thinking it will take approximately 8 to 9 months for the new Center to become fully operational.
Some of the amenities that will be available for Knottwood residents, surrounding communities and businesses:
- A welcoming lobby with soft seating
- Barrier-free washrooms and an outdoor accessible washroom
- Covered exterior patio and gathering spaces
- A large kitchen for serving the Hall as well as for teaching/programming
- KCL Board/Site Administrators office
- Community Office & Meeting Space
- 550 sqft lounge/gathering space including coffee\beverage servery
- 2500 sqft Hall
Other Community Rejuvenation Projects
Here are some of the other community rejuvenation activities we have completed or are currently working on:
- New street signs on 23 Ave at 85 and 66 St.
- Website upgrades and rebranding
- Outdoor rink improvements (new paint, and addition of music)
- A complete lighting system upgrade at our Ekota site
- A community bench program to help make Knottwood more walkable for residents
- Continued conversations around a community garden in Menisa
- and of course, our new community centre.
Other Frequently Asked Questions:
What will be included in future phases of the Knottwood Community Centre rebuild?
Further community consultation will occur to update this, but initial consultation generated ideas for expanding the new Community Centre, updated landscaping, a spray park, pickle ball courts, and more. Stay tuned for information in the future.
How did the new Knottwood Center come to be?
The concept of a new, larger, and accessible hall has been considered by numerous Boards ever since the start of the Community League.
Over the span of many years, our Treasurer has allocated gaming funds specifically towards a New Community League Centre project, increasing the project’s viability and bringing us closer to moving forward.
The Board took the leap a few years ago and started various processes to bring this project to life. Through numerous City of Edmonton processes, business case development, grant funding generation, community engagement, and many, many hours of work, we brought the project to fruition.
With support of the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Governments, we’re now ready to build.
How can I get involved in the community league and help with the revitalization efforts?
The Knottwood Community League Board is made up of volunteers who reside in our neighbourhood. There are a few openings on our Board of Directors
- Volunteer Director
- Fundraising Director
- Seniors’ Representative
- Youth Representatives (2)
- Teen Representatives (2)
In addition to the Board opportunities, we are also looking for photographers, videographers, event volunteers, administrative help, neighbourhood connectors, individuals to run individual programs and more. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How can I keep up-to-date on new developments in our neighbourhood?
We encourage every Knottwood resident to sign up for our Knottwood newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram. Also, keep an eye out to our street signs for upcoming info as well.
How can I get a Knottwood Community League membership?
There are many benefits to becoming a member of your community league – helping to grow and nurture your neighbourhood is just one of them. As a member of the league, you will have access to various discounts and perks. Due to COVID, we have made memberships free for 2020-21. In future years, your membership purchase will help us continue to provide programs and services for all residents. Learn more: knottwoodcommunity.ca/product/membership