The City of Grande Prairie is set to launch an innovative Sidewalk Patio Program, a strategic initiative designed to invigorate the downtown core, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Aligned with the City's strategic goals of engaging relationships, quality of life, innovative efficiencies & economic readiness, and an inclusive & caring community, the Sidewalk Patio Program promises to transform the downtown landscape into vibrant, inviting spaces for social interaction and leisure activities.

The Sidewalk Patio Program will enable local businesses to expand their outdoor dining and seating areas onto public sidewalks and roadways, thereby creating lively communal spaces that encourage social interaction and foster a sense of community. This expansion will contribute to the City's goal of promoting inclusivity and creating a caring community where everyone feels welcome. The program is also expected to have a positive impact on the local economy by attracting more visitors to the downtown area, increasing foot traffic, and generating additional revenue for small business owners.

For local downtown businesses interested in the program, specific information and formwork will soon be available in the City’s website. In the meantime, for more information on the Sidewalk Patio Program and how to participate, contact Access GP by calling 311 or email

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