The Parkvale Community Association has its beginning in the late 1970s when the old fairgrounds moved from Parkvale to its new location on the Westerner grounds. Developers began eying Parkvale for the development of condominiums and townhouses. A group of residents led by former Mayor Barrett actively and successfully lobbied City Council to protect the character and history of the neighbourhood. Parkvale was zoned for single and duplex development only. This lead to a revitalization project that saw many residents access government funding to upgrade their homes. In ensuing years, the Association addressed issues as they arose and the community prospered. However, in the late 1990’s, during another construction boom, resident were called to action again as they watched small homes destroyed and replaced with very very large houses and duplexes that were threatening the historic character of the neighbourhood. The Association successfully lobbied City Council for new Zoning Bylaws and the introduction of new development guidelines.
The Association applied for society status in 2001 and was granted its incorporation on February 28, 2002. See the Association by-laws for more information. Since then, the Parkvale Community Association (PCA) has been very active in promoting a strong sense of community through different projects including annual picnics, garden contests, Christmas parties, plant exchanges, Green Deer clean-ups and many other events. The PCA also continues to addresses land-use issues and in 2007 took over the management of the Pioneer’s Lodge from the Central Alberta Pioneers and Oldtimers Association.
The current Board of Directors is composed of: