It might only be news to me but I noticed this morning the long (and steep) stairway from Ezio Farone Park down to River Valley Road is gone.
You can see a notice posted on this Sidewalk Closed sign. It says the stair construction will run until mid-July. (Oddly, this City website says it will only take one month, not six weeks.)
So until then, the trick is to stop at the bottom of the hill.
Or there's the trail just to the right (west) of the "stairs."
If you're looking for more park and trail closures in the City of Edmonton head to this website.
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