Douglasdale Park
Riverbank Stabilization

City of Calgary
Location Calgary | Alberta | Canada

The Douglasdale Park Riverbank Stabilization Project is located on a 400m section of riverbank that was damaged during the 2013 flood event. The area includes about 120m of damaged pathway that must be relocated, as well as a drainage channel outfall and a naturalized riverbank that will be rehabilitated using stabilization and bioengineering techniques. 

O2 worked with Klohn Crippen Berger on the site analysis, conceptual design and preliminary design of the riverbank stablization and associated landscaping.

Klohn Crippen Berger is undertaking the bulk of bank stablization outside of the Landscaping scope of work. However, the intent of the landscape design is to provide a vegetated riparian buffer for this work, particularly along the downstream reach of the site. The trees, shrubs, and native grasses proposed replenish the riparian area and top of bank damaged by the 2013 flood, and restoring the park to the natural feel that brough users to the Park in the past.