W. W. Ashley Park Storm Pond – Update

Many residents and businesses in low lying, older areas have been devastated multiple times by flooding where the storm water system does not have the capacity to adequately manage flash flooding.  Streets in these higher-risk flood areas were not designed to convey storm water like they are now in newer neighbourhoods.

The City of Saskatoon is upgrading the storm water system to improve flood protection to residential and business properties near the 1st Street/ Dufferin Avenue and Taylor Street/ Broadway Avenue intersections. This will impact the multi-purpose sport field at W.W. Ashley Park and some local roads during construction.


  1. SaskEnergy completed moving their gas lines required for new storm water infrastructure. No other construction has started for W.W. Ashley Park storm water pond.
  2. The detailed design is complete for all storm water infrastructure.
  3. The landscaping design is complete to detail the storm pond after excavation.
  4. Signage is scheduled to go up at the end of November at W.W. Ashley Park to explain the project.
  5. The Engage website has been updated with an engagement summary, construction information, visuals of the constructed storm pond, and frequently asked questions.
  6. Neighbourhood mail flyers with brief formal update, including some artists’ renderings of the storm pond to be constructed, will be distributed.
  7. The project is expected to be completed in 2021.