Artist rendering of new park concept – please note water feature has been removed due to budget.
The City of Calgary Parks is developing a new park in the Beltline area adjacent to the former Dr. Carl Safran School. The new park is located on 12 Ave. and 9 St. S.W. and was once the school yard of the Dr. Carl Safran School.
The City of Calgary sees the future park as a much needed neighbourhood park for Calgarians who live and work in the Beltline. Parks has worked with a stakeholder committee and has engaged the public to develop a concept plan for the new park. View the design development plan summary report.
Construction was originally planned to begin in early summer, 2012. Due to budget constraints, the fountain (included in the original concept) was eliminated and some other minor alterations were made to the planned scope of work. These changes in scope impacted construction timelines. Construction began in August 2012 and remains on schedule for completion in the summer of 2013.
Public engagement and feedback
Parks established a stakeholder committee and engaged the public to first establish the framework for the design in February 2011 and then to review the proposed design in May/June 2011.
May/June open house/online survey results
The concept for the new park was very well received by Calgary citizens.
- 98% agreed or strongly agreed with the vision for the park
- 93% agreed or strongly agreed that the design accommodates the vision
- 91% liked the lawn
- 84% thought we had the right amount of vegetation
- 88% liked the pathways
- 93% liked the seating
- 93% liked the water feature - Please note: the water feature was removed from the design due to budget restrictions
- 77% liked the stage and supported events in the park
- 88% believed we had ample opportunity for public art in the park
- 84% felt the lighting was sufficient
- 84% supported skating in the park
- 81% supported incorporating fire in the park
Viewresults from the second open house/online survey and the public comments.
February open house/online survey results
The key principles for developing a concept for the new park included the following:
- Provide a park that will allow multiple types of activities where calm/passive uses can be accommodated as well as non-structured, more active activities.
- Provide a park that is occasionally used for events including cultural events that engage the CBE.
- Provide trees and perennial flower/shrub/grass plantings.
- Provide a park that is mostly soft landscape with minimal hard surface.
- Provide a park that includes compelling art components.
- Provide a park that is well lit and safe.
View theresults from the first open house/online survey and the public comments.
If you have any questions about the project please contact 3-1-1.