Stories Tagged - Calgary Parks
Nov. 11, 2021 | Cody Stuart
Winter is on its way. Depending on your stance, our city will soon be blessed or cursed with the arrival of colder temperatures, shorter days and, eventually, snow.
March 16, 2021 | Cody Stuart
Feb. 01, 2021 | Cody Stuart
Cold calling: Calgary's outdoor rinks provide much-needed outdoor activity option amid COVID-19 restrictions
Oct. 08, 2020 | Cody Stuart
Natural attraction: for residents of nearby communities, the allure of Nose Hill Park is hard to resist
July 02, 2020 | Cody Stuart
Local leisure: Confederation Park one of many Calgary green spaces seeing rise in visitors due to COVID-19
Driven by the long-awaited arrival of summer and the need for closer-to-home recreation options due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the popularity of Calgary's parks is on the rise.
June 20, 2018 | Geoff Geddes
In addition to the streets, sidewalks and skyscrapers that define most large cities, Calgary is blessed with enough parks and natural spaces to leave other major centres green with envy.
"It's very important to have a variety of open spaces for relief from urban living, whether it's pathways for exercise, parks with playgrounds or just a place to kick a soccer ball," said Travis Shaw, planning and development lead with Calgary Parks.
Dec. 13, 2017 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Wander into Prairie Winds Park in northeast Calgary any summer day and you'll see children enjoying the wading pool, families playing cricket or having a picnic, and people on the tennis courts. In the winter, people are out tobogganing, skating and enjoying the great outdoors in the popular regional park.
Prairie Winds Park opened in 1990, but recently underwent a complete redevelopment, says Michelle Wong, who worked on the project as capital lead for Calgary Parks.
June 10, 2016 | Cody Stuart
The City of Calgary has opened its first fenced inner-city off-leash area at Connaught Park.
"There are almost 650 dogs licensed in the Beltline, and during public engagement we identified a need for a safe and dedicated off-leash space in the area," says Doug Marter, development manager for Calgary Parks.
Connaught Park, located at 11th Street and 14 Avenue S.W., was selected for its central location and because it was originally designed as a multi-use park, said the City.
July 03, 2014 | CREBNow
A historical and natural jewel in the city of Calgary, Bowness Park is expected to be once again open to the public by the end of the year.
In the midst of a $12 million redevelopment project, the park was one of the areas hit hardest by June 2013 flooding. Debris lined the canal, a mainstay for winter skating, silt covered the entire park and boulders almost a metre high rolled into roadways and parking lots.