Fonds edm-94 - City of Edmonton. Parks and Recreation Department fonds

Fort Edmonton Park - View of West End of Park - I-West-C Fort Edmonton Park - View of  Fort Edmonton Park from north side of river facing east Fort Edmonton Park - View East Centre of Park - III-Centre-Teleph-G Fort Edmonton Park - View of  buildings on 1905-1920 Streets Fort Edmonton Park - View West Centre of Park - IV-East End-E Fort Edmonton Park - View of buildings south of McDougall store (left) Fort Edmonton Park - View of Gate and Flag Pole- IV-East End-G Fort Edmonton Park - View of Henderson Barn and Erasmus House (right) Fort Edmonton Park - Discovery of Buffalo Bones when moving the outhouse Fort Edmonton Park - from north side of river
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City of Edmonton. Parks and Recreation Department fonds

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City of Edmonton. Community Services Department fonds

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CA EDM edm-94

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  • 1907 - 1995, predominant 1944-1972 (Creation)
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    City of Edmonton. Parks and Recreation Department

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250 m of textual records. -- 7396 photographs

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Edmonton's commitment to public parks can be traced to the early part of the twentieth century. By 1906 the city had set aside 294 acres of parkland which were administered by the Engineer's Department. In April 1912 the first Parks Department was created, however, in response to the realities of an economic downturn, it was abolished in August 1913. For the next thirty four years the parks were administered once again by the Engineer's Department. Another Parks Department was formed in 1947 and by 1961 it merged with the Recreation Department to become the Parks and Recreation Department. The new department continued to be responsible for the administration of civic parkland and for all facets of leisure and recreation in the city of Edmonton. In 1997, the Parks and Recreation Department was merged with the Community and Family Services Department to become the Community Service Department.

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In accordance with the archives mandate, which requires that records generated by the corporation of the City of Edmonton be deposited at this facility, this fonds was transferred to the City of Edmonton Archives in numerous accessions between 1973 and 2001.

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This fonds consists of correspondence; agreements; brochures; administrative materials, photographs, official reports; newspaper clippings; newsletters, financial records and other materials relating to the daily operation of the Parks and Recreation Department. Processed materials have been divided into five series. Wherever possible this division was done with respect to the original order of the fonds. The five series are Administrative records (1945-1972); Facilities and Programs records (1924-1969); Community League records (1946-1967); Cemetery records (1918-1966); and Universiade '83 records (1977-1984).

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Record No. RG 21;EA 20<br><br>

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