Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I find more information about the lot prices?

The building lots in River Park South are marketed through participating builders listed on the website. You can contact any one of the builders for information on lot sizes, lot prices, and availability.

2. How much are property taxes?

Property taxes are based upon a realty assessment as estimated by the City of Winnipeg. It is based upon their estimate of general market value of your home as of the last general assessment. A mill rate is applied to the assessment and taxes are determined. Further information is available at the 

City of Winnipeg website

3. What school division are we in?

The Louis Riel School Division is the school division for River Park South. To find out which school your kids will attend, use the School Locator for LRSD.

La Division Scolaire Franco-Manitobaine also has two schools in River Park South. Ecole Christine-Lesperance
 (K-6) and Centre scolaire Léo-Rémillard  (Grade 7-12).

4. Can individuals build their own homes?

All home builders in River Park South must be members of either the New Home Warranty Program or the National Home Warranty Program, and must be certified by the Construction Safety Association of Manitoba. Qualico Communities ensures a good choice of builders for each area of River Park South. Each builder is well versed in the architectural guidelines, and would be happy to discuss them with you.

5. What do I need to know before putting up a fence?

The City of Winnipeg has established zoning regulations for residential fences. These are available online at http://www.winnipeg.ca/PPD/pdf_files/Fences.pdf.

Or by calling 311, the non-emergency city services line; or by visiting the City of Winnipeg Planning, Property and Development Department, 31 – 30 Fort Street.

6. I just moved into a house that has developer installed fencing, what do I need to know?

Qualico Communities installs a variety of fencing styles on properties within the community.  The installation of developer fencing along major streets and areas open to public view ensures a uniform appearance for residents and visitors as they travel through the community.

When developer fencing is installed on a lot, a Building/Development Scheme Agreement is registered against that property which stipulates the manner in which a homeowner must maintain the developer fence on their property. To find out more information on what is included in this Agreement and whether or not you have a developer fence on your property contact us at info@riverparksouth.com.

7. Will I get a tree in my yard?

Qualico Communities plants trees according to the City of Winnipeg Boulevard Tree Planting Guidelines as part of our Development Agreement. Tree locations are determined by a third-party landscape architect who determines the best locations for boulevard trees according to these guidelines. Yards must have final grading and be approved by the developer's engineering consultant before the landscape architect evaluates each yard for a tree (contact your builder for more information).

Trees are planted on the boulevard portion of yards which belong to the City of Winnipeg. For the most part, every yard will have a tree planted on it. However, there are spacing requirements that may cause some yards to not have a tree. Trees must be certain distance from each other and from intersections, light standards, driveways, fire hydrants, hydro poles, manholes, sewers and clear of all underground services. Most cul-de-sac yards will not have trees due to the minimum planting distance required from driveways. Tree plantings take place in the early spring or late fall only. For more information regarding the specifications, please visit the City of Winnipeg website or click here.

8. Who takes care of my tree?

As the developer, Qualico Communities is responsible for planting and maintaining the tree for the first year after it is planted. After a year and an inspection approval by the City of Winnipeg, it becomes the City of Winnipeg’s responsibility. However, we encourage homeowners to maintain the tree on their lawn. Information on how to maintain your tree can be found here.