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Dale Hodges Park

 

Dale Hodges Park, scheduled to open in 2018, is a large natural environment park that lies along the northern bank of the Bow River, adjacent to Bowmont Park, on the lands of the former Klippert gravel pit.

Dale Hodges Park

Address: 2123 52 St. N.W.

Park features

The City of Calgary's acquisition of the former Klippert gravel pit presented an outstanding opportunity to restore the ecological integrity of the area, while at the same time enhancing the recreational and educational value of the east side of Bowmont Park.

The park, to be named for former Calgary Alderman Dale Hodges, will include stormwater wetlands, wildlife habitat, trails for cycling and walking, and lookout points across the scenic river valley.

Project Update

February 2018
Most of the site development was completed in 2017. Fine grading and seeding will be completed, weather permitting, in the spring of 2018, and the water infrastructure will be commissioned during the winter of 2018. Pathway handrails, park benches and signs are currently being installed.

The site currently has newly planted trees and shrubs with a large amount of newly seeded areas. These areas need to successfully germinate before the site can be opened to the public to avoid risk of damage to the site. In the spring, The City will be able to determine the success of germination of the seeded areas and provide an update on a potential opening date.

Project Background

Open houses were held between 2012-2014. View thesurvey results and summary of stakeholder engagement.

 

parks layout