Michener Centre North land: Demolition

This project was announced in late 2020, after extensive land and building studies, and reviewing the profound history and the sensitive ecology of the escarpment and wetlands in the area. Project activities involved hazardous material removal and demolition of all buildings, site structures and utilities. 

The demolition of the Michener Centre North structures and soil remediation work are complete. Site grading and landscaping work began in summer 2023 and is nearly complete. The remaining site restoration work will be completed in spring/summer 2024.

This project provides a strategic opportunity for The City to mark a significant piece of Red Deer’s history and protect these invaluable public lands for Red Deerians for generations to come, and marks the beginning of the long-awaited ability for our community to commemorate the past and to look forward to the potential this public land presents us with in the future. The Michener North lands have deep roots in Red Deer’s history, economy, park space, and natural areas. The centralized location provides a place to reflect history, access the Waskasoo trail system, experience wildlife and enjoy open outdoor space year round.

For more information on the demolition project, please contact the Government of Alberta:

Jared Gustafson, Press Secretary
Phone: 780-722-7321
Email: jared.gustafson@gov.ab.ca