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Operating Budget > Expenses Community Services & Attractions

Edmonton Public Library

Through a network of 17 library locations, over 3,000,000 physical and online library items, the EPL provides valuable services and programs to Edmontonians every day.

The average Edmonton household contributes $4.27 per month to the Edmonton Public Library operations through property taxes.

Neighbourhoods & Parks

Neighbourhoods & Parks include playgrounds, sports fields, river valley trails, forestry, pest management, parks maintenance, horticulture, parks planning, natural areas acquisition and preservation.

The average Edmonton household contributes $5.57 per month to the City’s parks operations through property taxes.

Recreation Facilities and Attractions

The Recreation Facilities and attractions provide a valuable outlet for Edmonton’s citizens and visitors. This category includes other community facilities such as pools, arenas, golf courses, as well as recreation planning, the Edmonton Valley Zoo and the Muttart Conservatory.

The typical Edmonton household contributes $5.30 per month to Recreation Facilities and Attractions operations through property taxes.

FACT: Between our many kilometers of streets and over 900 parks, the City of Edmonton maintains approximately 351,000 ornamental trees.

Community Standards

Community Standards involves animal care, pest management, peace officers, bylaw complaints & investigations, park rangers, program services and public education.

The typical Edmonton household contributes $2.12 per month to Community Standards through property taxes.

FACT: 89% of Edmontonians reported using city parks in 2014.

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