Overall Park Plan
The lands within the conceptual boundary are owned by the province, municipality and private companies and individuals. The 'EDM Plan' that was developed with public consultation guides the establishment of the park. Much of core or ‘back-country’ areas, within the centre of the prospective park, are to be retained in a natural state with rugged wilderness trails. Areas on the periphery of the conceptual boundary are to be comprised of ‘front-country’ areas that might include more formalized paths, trails, recreation areas, and trailheads that are to be established when surrounding urban development occurs.
The municipality has an active acquisition program to acquire private lands. Lands have been obtained for both back-country and front-country purposes with several significant acquisitions since 2017 as identified below: