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Bend in the Bow

The City of Calgary just completed public engagement for the Bend in the Bow. Bend in the Bow is a project name used by The City to encompass the redevelopment of Pearce Estate Park, the green spaces along the Bow River, IBS, and the Inglewood Wildlands. View the site map for a look at this new park space. The name comes from the bends in the Bow River around Pearce Estate Park and the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary.

The goal of the project was to explore and address ways to connect the Wildlands and Bird Sanctuary with Pearce Estate Park, and to preserve, enhance and celebrate the natural environment and cultural heritage of the area. Throughout the engagement process, our stakeholders and the public gave us valuable feedback that helped shape the preferred concept for the project and uncover stories of the area.

We'd like to thank Calgarians for all their support and feedback. On Thursday, October 13, we unveiled the grand vision for the project. Review the grand vision presentation boards and read the stories for the Bend in the Bow.

Public engagement began in 2014. Read the What We Heard reports to learn more about engagement for the Bend in the Bow:

Phase 1: Report #1, Report #2, Wrap Up report
Phase 2: Report #1, Report #2, Wrap Up report

Next Steps

We are currently working on a Redevelopment Plan that captures the work we’ve done to connect the Wildlands, Sanctuary and Pearce Estate Park, including the preferred concept, public art opportunities, and public engagement process. The Plan will be presented to Council for approval in 2017. If approved, we will begin working on a detailed design, which will entail drilling down to more specifics (e.g. types and location of amenities) on the preferred concept.

More information will be made available here, as the project progresses. Please check back often.