In Aspen Ridge, connecting with nature is as simple as a walk in the park. The neighborhood is designed with ecological preservation at its core - connecting people, wildlife and natural prairie spaces in one harmonious environment.
Natural Prairie Spaces
The Northeast Swale and ecological preservation is at the heart of Aspen Ridge. The vast 2800 hectares of natural prairie landscape exhibits one of the most imperiled ecosystems on the planet. In an effort to protect and respect the Northeast Swale's ecological features, a transitional park runs the length of Aspen Ridge. Known as The Greenway, the park connects the neighborhood to the Swale and the Meewasin Valley river trail system. It offers residents of all ages a variety of recreational options and the opportunity to relax in a peaceful environment surrounded by the sights, sounds and scents of nature.
In recognition of Saskatoon Land's aptitude in design, The Greenway won the 2019 Premier's Award of Excellence from the Design Council of Saskatchewan in the category of Landscape Architecture.
Modern roadways known as Complete Streets are integrated throughout Aspen Ridge to provide safe and accessible transportation for everyone: pedestrians, cyclists, public transit, and motorists. Streets are designed to incorporate cycle tracks, landscaped boulevards and expanded sidewalks for seamless travel in all directions. Share a brisk morning walk with a friend, hop on a bus to get to work, peddle a bike to the nearest coffee shop, or drive to the local grocery store to pick up supper for the family. Regardless of how you travel, you'll find transit-friendly links to arterial routes for all modes of transportation that provide seamless access to your destination in minutes.
McOrmond Drive runs through the core of Aspen Ridge and provides drivers with convenient access to all areas of Saskatoon. To the north, commuters can easily cross the new Chief Mistawasis Bridge to connect to the city's North Industrial district where a hub of industrial and retail development resides. To the south, McCormond Drive is bordered on either side by Aspen Ridge's Commercial District that accommodates mixed-use development and blends residential, commercial and institutional activities into an urban centre where residents can work, play, live and shop. Further south, McCormond travels through University Heights where you'll find a plethora of amenities including restaurants, grocery stores, schools, parks and entertainment. With direct connections to Attridge Drive, College Drive and Wanuskewin Road, McOrmond Drive gives motorists easy access to all corners of the city.
In Aspen Ridge, there's something for everyone. Discover shops, schools, parks and all the various amenities minutes from your doorstep.