Century Gardens park redevelopment
Century Gardens is an urban park located in Calgary's downtown core that was originally developed in 1975 to celebrate Calgary's Centennial. The Devonian Group donated the park land for the creation of a place of respite within the hustle and bustle of a busy downtown. The park is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and Seventh and Eighth Streets in the southwest quadrant of the city.
The park is showing its age. Mechanical and electrical equipment and above ground features such as the wooden bridges and retaining walls are reaching the end of their life cycle.
Century Gardens development plans
Design Development Planning involving site analysis, stakeholder engagement sessions and a Park Use Assessment (survey) have been completed. Stakeholder engagement sessions continue focusing on ways to reinvent the park, identify issues and opportunities as they relate to the new LRT platform, increased pedestrian traffic, the 8 Street landscaping project, Centre City initiatives and proposed new office tower.
Stakeholder engagement sessions and a public open house will be held to obtain public feedback, which will be considered in the planning process. Once input is collected, high level design concept drawings will be created by a consulting firm. These concepts will take into account a potential change in the configuration of the park, the cultural and heritage aspects of the existing park layout, the need for improved security and other considerations.
Input from stakeholders and the public is valuable and important in the success of this initiative. Parks is working closely with stakeholder groups to identify the key elements that make Century Gardens a park that Calgarians will enjoy now and for generations to come. A public open house is tentatively planned for late this year, where Calgarians can view concept options and provide feedback which Parks will take into consideration for the final design. Please call 3-1-1 for more information.
Phase three will include detailed design drawings complete with construction estimates. This phase will proceed upon approval of further funding.
Project updates will be available on this page.