Writing Challenge: Map It Out
Growing up, I was blessed to live in a city where greenery was all around me. Access to parks and nature were second nature, so to speak. Today children growing up, in Edmonton have even more opportunities to explore nature with out leaving the city. There are hiking and biking trails that can take you from one end of the city to the other, and the City of Edmonton has approved a master plan that encourages these modes. Picnics, and sports facilities abound along these green spaces. Towards the eastern edge of the city, the Edmonton Waste Management Centre, helps make Edmonton one of the greener cities. They have done such a good job, that the river is now cleaner than it was 100 years ago, how many other cities can back up that claim?
River in Better Condition than a century ago.
Here are a few views from Google maps. Warning for those who live in concrete jungles, you will be amazed that this can exist near the centre of a metro region of one million plus.
This view is from the Oliver district immediately west of the central business district.
This is from the east edge of downtown, with the Federal Governments main office Building and the Convention Centre below Jasper Avenue, built into the hill side.
Finally from Fort Edmonton Park
Feel free to wander along the street view in Google, and I hope you enjoy the visit.
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