About Our Community
Blackburne Creek is a community located in the southwestern part of Edmonton, Alberta. It is bounded by Calgary Trail on the east, 111 Street on the west and Blackmud Creek and its ravine system to the south.
Just under 500 homes make up the community, which was developed beginning in the early 1990’s. The majority of homes in Blackburne Creek are single family, but there is a good mix of different types of multi-family housing as well. Blackburne Creek also includes a playground and park, built in 1995, a large meadow just south of the playground and a walkway along the north edge of Blackmud Creek, which winds its way through most of the community.
In the late 1990’s the developer of the community, Beaverbrook Development Corp., turned over several functions related to administration of the community to the Blackburne Creek Homeowners’ Association. A volunteer Board of Directors has the responsibility of ensuring the restrictive covenant that governs the community continues to be followed by residents and also spends the funds generated through annual membership fees in the best interests of residents. The vast majority of area residents are required to pay an annual feel to the association. It is $90 annually for single family homes and $60 for condominiums. The billing year runs from July 1- June 30.
These funds, along with grant money that can be acquired, are used to beautify and improve the area. As an example, a gazebo as part of the playground area was built in 2010. The association has also been responsible for ensuring events such as a block party and front yard contest are held each year. It is also instrumental in serving as a voice for residents on community issues.