Borden Park Pavilion

Location: Edmonton, AB
Size: 227 m2
Delivery Method: Stipulated Sum Tender
Status: Completed March 2014

Project Information:

Borden Park Pavilion is a central amenity building for one of Edmonton’s most historic parks, providing community facilities that will help ensure rich use of the park into the future.

Its form and expressive wood structure evoke iconic toys such as merry go rounds and drums, while floor to ceiling glazing allows captivating views into, through, and out from the pavilion, reflecting the surrounding park and seasons in striking triangular facets.

The plan of the pavilion is designed for the greatest possible openness and flexibility. The enclosed programs of the pavilion, such as washrooms, janitors room, mechanical and staff program rooms are organized in a central core while a seating area skirts the perimeter of the building.


The Borden Park Pavilion Project was recognized by WoodWorks! Alberta and received the 2016 Prairie Wood Award for Recreational Wood Design.

In May 2018 the project was also awarded the Governor General’s Medal in Architecture. It has been 26 years since a building in Edmonton has won this prestigious award; winners were selected by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canada Council for the Arts.