About the Project
The Trout Pond (located at 3200 Trout Pond Avenue, west on 56th Avenue) and West Trail Extension project is an effort between the Town and a number of organizations to revitalize and restock the old trout pond west of Taber and to create a new recreation facility for the entire community to enjoy. The pond used to be an area where residents and visitors could enjoy the local landscape and catch a few fish. The Town of Taber decided in 2017 that this project would provide an added recreational venue to our area, where people could catch fish, use non-motorized boats on the pond, camp, and enjoy kilometers of walking trails. Therefore, the decision was made to begin construction on the project in a number of phases.
Breaking the project into phases allows the Town to make the endeavor fiscally responsible by allowing us to apply for grants that are specific to each phase. The Trout Pond area now boasts a fully-stocked pond (with Silver Steelhead Trout), paved walking trails, a large parking lot (with paved accessible parking), seasonal washrooms, and campsites.
2023 Proposed Master Plan
We are proposing a new Master Plan for the Trout Pond Recreation Area. You can see the proposed plan below.
Please note that this design is a draft only and is subject to change at any time.
Provide your Feedback on the Master Plan:
The Town will be holding a survey and two Open Houses in November for the public to provide feedback on the proposed Master Plan:
- Participate in our online survey (closes November 30th at 4:30 PM)
- Paper copies are also available at the Town Office
- Two Open Houses at the same time as our November Coffee with Councils:
- Thursday, November 23rd from 6-8 PM @ Parkside Manor
- Friday, November 24th from 10 AM - 12 PM @ Taber Public Library Programs Room
A Thank You to our Partners
The Town of Taber would like to thank the following for their support and partnership with this project:
- Alberta Conservation Association
- Gouw Quality Onions
- Municipal District of Taber
- RiverRunner Recreation
- Taber Irrigation District
The Town would also like to acknowledge the generous donation from the estate of William Ferguson, a portion of which has been used in this project.