Just off West Glenmore Tr. S.W. along the north side of the Elbow River at the city's western limits are 65 hectares (160 acres) of virtually untouched pristine land, the future location of Clearwater Park. The area preserves a rare forest ecosystem on the mid-reaches of a glacier-fed mountain stream. Low-impact recreational activities such as nature appreciation, walking, and camping will compliment the park's natural theme.
Presently, recreational activity is limited to the south bank of the Elbow River, where Clearwater Park offers camping opportunities for nature appreciation programs. This park is presently managed as reservation-only for organized youth groups. In April 2016, Council approved the redevelopment concept plan, and work is now focused on preparing construction plans. The park improvements will provide enhanced opportunities to enjoy this unique natural environment. Construction timelines have not been finalized.
Trails in Clearwater Park will connect with those in nearby Griffith Woods Natural Environment Park.
A concept plan for Clearwater Park was developed based on a partnership between Rocky View County, Alberta Transportation, The City of Calgary and input from project stakeholders and the general public. Stakeholder and public engagement was held in 2011 and 2012. View thefeedback comments from the open house and online form and the public open housedisplay boards.
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