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Jack Long Park redevelopment

Jack Long Park, the green space directly west of the Alexandra Centre in Inglewood, is undergoing a redevelopment to improve the community park space. The park will feature paved areas that will serve as flexible spaces for small concerts/theatre events, food truck servicing, market kiosks, or other arts/cultural uses.

The park will have open lawn spaces, picnic areas, a playground, a rain garden and sculptural elements donated by the Inglewood BRZ Business Revitalization Zone. New seating and a custom family-style harvest table surrounded by trees and shrubs will provide a variety of spaces to sit and enjoy the park.

Jack Long Park rendering
Jack Long was a nationally respected architect, planner and community activist who profoundly impacted the nature of Calgary communities. Jack believed in true participation planning; he fought for the right of every community to be given the opportunity to have meaningful involvement in the future of their community.

It is a fitting commemoration to Jack Long that his daughter is the landscape architect who has helped design the upgrades to this park and is able to continue his legacy of community building through her efforts on this project.

Construction impacts

Construction has recently begun and will continue until the ground has frozen (anticipated around mid-November), beginning again in Spring 2019 as weather permits. The park is expected to open again during summer 2019. The area will be closed to the public until the project is complete. Construction impacts include:

  • Noise from construction equipment
  • Temporary lane closures on the adjacent streets as needed
  • Two mature trees will be moved as part of the project – we may need to replace the trees if they don’t survive the move. No other trees will be impacted.
  • Hours will be 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Friday
  • The area will be closed until the project is complete