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Springbrook Alberta, Red Deer Airport, Waskasoo Creek Watershed, Gasoline Alley
 
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Conditions at
Red Deer Regional Airport


 
Feature Coming Events

 

Easter in the Park
Springbrook Multiplex So.
Sat., Apr. 19

Movie Tickets
Red Deer County Division 3
Recreation & Culture Board

 
see Events

 

The hamlet of
Springbrook crest
Red Deer County, Alberta

- hamlet established 1995 with the closure of CFB Penhold;
- population approximately 1,100, mostly young families (Canada Census 2011 - 1,079);
- located 7 km. south of the city of Red Deer and 3 km. north of the town of Penhold;
- adjacent to Highway 2A and CP railroad 2 km. west of Highway QE2 freeway;
- adjacent to Red Deer Airport

 
Springbrook land use map - click for larger view labelled
Springbrook includes:
- the former Mynarski Park
(living quarters
    of the former Penhold military base),

-
 Harvard Park and Malibu
     new  residential subdivisions,

- the Harvard Business Park
(including
     former barracks where summer cadet and other
     training occurs),

- the Red Deer Airport

    
(including Airport Industrial Park, Circuit Cafe,
     Buffalo Airways, Air Spray)

- Springbrook natural park

 
new Springbrook heritage street signSpringbrook's unique character:
     - former military base established 1940, renewed 1953,
     - focal point of regional transportation and military history,
     - former base hosted BCATP, NATO, bunker, radar,
     - air and band cadet training during summer,
     - home of forest fire fighting aircraft,
     - training facilities for flying, oilfield, police, rescue and motorcycle
     - future home of Harvard Historical Aviation museum
     - lots of green space including sports fields
 
see Overview with aerial photo
 
wesland at Gasoline Alley westThe Waskasoo Area
 
- Waskasoo Creek watershed between the city of 
   Red Deer and the town of Penhold from the Red
   Deer River to Highway QE2,
- area includes
       - Gasoline Alley west commercial zone,
       - Red Deer County Centre,
 foyer of Penhold Regional Multiplex

 
   
     - historic Fort Normandeau (the Crossing),
     - the historic Calgary & Edmonton Trail,
     - the Alberta Central Railway steel river trestle,
     - home of several country residential areas,
     - the town of Penhold (pop. 2,476 in 2012),
     - Penhold Regional Multiplex,
     - Springbrook-Penhold Trail
        (part of Trans Canada Trail)

 
Celebrating the Past and Embracing The Future  
mounted Harvard trainer at Red Deer Regional Airport - former air training base
(now Springbrook,
          Harvard Park barracks and training zone and
          Red Deer Regional Airport),

 - former site of 'Bunker' and radar base,
 - Fort Normandeau Interpretive Centre

          (celebrating the Calgary & Edmonton Trail and
          the origins of the city of Red Deer),

 - historic Mintlaw steel railway trestle

          (historic resource celebrating the former
          Alberta Central Railway)

    

proposed Harvard Historical Aviation Centre
      Future Plans
            - Airport expansion
            - Trans Canada Trail
            - Springbrook elementary school
            - multi-purpose community centre  
            - Harvard Historical Aviation Centre
            - New road access to Red Deer
            - rehabilitation of Mintlaw trestle

 
proposed Railway Station resort

 

     Future Possibilities

          - regional sports field
          - High speed rail
          - Railway station heritage resort


Current and Future Residential Development
 
Springbrook Street Map
 
Springbrook Community Association

 
 

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restored Harvard
 
History of the
Penhold Military Base

 
British Commonwealth Air Training Plan
 
A.C. Mynarski

Alberta Central Railway trestle bridge

Alberta Central Railway and Calgary-Edmonton Railway


Fort Normandeau

Calgary Edmonton Trail
and Fort Normandeau

 

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