The Restful Garden was established in 1999 with a donation of a bench and perennials by the St. Albert Retired Teachers Association (STARTA). 1999 was the Year of the Older Person and this was the perfect spot to place our first bench.  For volunteers working out in the hot sun in the west arm of the Park, this location was a place to take a break in the shade while enroute to the east end of the Park where we stored our tools and equipment.  The area around the Restful Garden was the location of the Atkinson family home in 1919.  A birdhouse replicating their home was carefully constructed by John Beedle and St. Albert's Public Works crew.  It is mounted and on display in the exact location of the Atkinson home.