Investing in Blakiston Park
The City of Calgary has completed public engagement to help gather input and feedback from citizens on a new design for Blakiston Park, located in the northwest community of Brentwood. The park’s redevelopment is part of The City’s Brentwood Station Area Redevelopment plan, that sets the vision for making Brentwood a more sustainable, vibrant and mixed-use urban community.
Over the past few years, the community has seen a lot of growth and change. This means the needs and desires for community amenities, like Blakiston Park, are changing too. The park is an important public space around the Brentwood Station and a link between shopping, transit and residential areas.
Public engagement was conducted in 2014 and 2015 to ensure the new park design continues to meet the needs and desires of the community. Preliminary planning work was conducted by the community in 2009. A final version of the Design Development Plan is now available.
A high level concept video is available for an at-a-glance view of the new park design.
Through the stakeholder and public engagement process, a wide variety of perspectives and insights were gathered. We appreciate the meaningful feedback and discussions that helped inform the final park concept, which will enhance the community for generations to come. A detailed report outlining the engagement process and accompanying feedback is available.
Thank you to all the groups and individuals who participated, including:
- Area residents
- Neighbouring landowners
- Customers from the nearby C-Train station and shopping centre
- Ward 7 Councillor Druh Farrell
- Brentwood Community Association
- Calgary Police Service
- Other business units with The City of Calgary
Input from all groups ensures that there are things to see and do in the park that meet community needs. Differing perspectives were balanced in the best way possible when creating the final design for the park.
Construction began in the fall of 2016 and will be completed in the fall of 2017, weather permitting. Park closures will be in effect and we ask Calgarians to please respect posted signage.