Due to its age, Century Gardens requires significant maintenance to keep it in a safe condition. Mechanical and electrical equipment and above ground features such as the wooden bridges and retaining walls are reaching the end of their lifecycle. In conjunction with required lifecycle upgrades, there is an opportunity to explore options and preferences for overall use of this popular park.
Parks is working with stakeholders and a consultant team (Phillips Farevaag Smallenberg and Carson • McCulloch Associates Ltd.) to develop draft concepts that will be considered as redevelopment options. Stakeholder engagement is expected to be complete in the spring of 2014. Discussions have been focused on identifying issues and opportunities while taking into consideration the nearby LRT platform, increased pedestrian traffic, the 8 Street S.W. Corridor Public Realm Plan, Centre City initiatives and a proposed new commercial development
Once stakeholder discussions are complete, Calgarians will have an opportunity to review the proposed concepts and provide input, which will be taken into consideration before the plan is finalized. Public input opportunities will be posted when details are finalized.
In 2010, a Park Use Assessment (survey) was completed to conduct observations and interviews in Century Gardens to provide The City with information on the volume of use, activities common in the park, as well as citizens perceptions and preferences concerning park features and opportunities.
Input from stakeholders and the public is valuable and important in assessing options and preferences for how Calgarians can enjoy Century Gardens for generations to come.
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