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Playfield Improvements

Calgary has many playfields that provide recreational and social opportunities for Calgarians to enjoy the outdoors. Irrigation upgrades and other improvements to these well used spaces align with The City’s Action Plan and Council Priorities.

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Throughout 2016, there are several irrigation upgrades and additional improvements occurring at sites around the city to improve playfield quality. These upgrades offer numerous benefits including maximizing water conservation and cost savings realized through installation of water monitoring systems that ensure green spaces are irrigated with the right amount of water at the right time of day.

The following playfields (identified by community) are scheduled to receive an irrigation upgrade along with additional improvements.

Oakwood

The playfields located at Oakwood Drive and 93 Avenue S.W. includes an under-used softball field which will be removed, and the area repurposed for unstructured play. The diamond and shale will be replaced with grass, and new benches installed. The nearby soccer fields are temporarily closed for construction and will be available once the construction fencing is removed. The work will be completed in fall 2016.

Ogden

Lynnwood Park is located near 66 Avenue & 18 Street S.E. in the community of Ogden. This bookable playfield is undergoing several improvements, with the small softball diamond alongside 18 Street S.E. being replaced with a new little league baseball diamond, significantly larger than the existing footprint. In addition, a new combination major–minor soccer field will also be built to more evenly distribute wear and tear on the turf, making it more sustainable for the long term. The existing diamond near Sherwood School will be made larger, with new batting cages, new fencing, new storage containers and new dug-outs.

Temporary closures will be in place while this work is completed. Please respect construction fencing and signage. The work will be completed in the late fall 2016.

Varsity

The bookable playfields located in the northwest community of Varsity near Varsity Estates Road and Varsity Estates Rise N.W. will receive a new irrigation system to improve field quality. At this time, there are no additional changes planned. The work will be completed this fall 2016.