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Parks special events and programs

Parks special events

The City of Calgary Parks has been providing a variety of special events and programs for over 30 years. We offer many free public events families and individuals can participate in. We also offer numerous nature courses through our Parks Program Guide programs.

Special events

World Wetlands Day

Join The City of Calgary Parks in celebrating World Wetlands Day. We’ll be bringing a wetland down to Devonian Gardens so this is your chance to dive in or just get your feet wet. Explore the gardens in a wetland themed scavenger hunt or relax in our wetland themed park’let. We’ll have drop-in activities for kids to adults, so come help celebrate wetlands and experience all the ways that our local communities are connected by water.

Date: Monday, February 2
Time: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Location: Devonian Gardens
Cost: FREE, donations welcome

We are Family - Family Day Celebration

Spend time with your family in nature! Join The City of Calgary Parks for fun-filled nature activities throughout the Family Day weekend. We will be hosting nature-based events at some outdoor skating rinks within City Parks throughout the entire weekend. In addition, if you and your family prefer indoor nature, join us at Devonian Gardens for drop-in activities for kids to adults.

Cost: FREE

​Date ​Time ​Location
​Friday, February 13 ​5 - 8 p.m. Prince's Island Park
​Saturday, February 14 ​11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Carburn Park
​Sunday, February 15 ​11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Prince's Island Park
​Monday, February 16 ​1 - 3 p.m. Devonian Gardens

Skate in Nature

Spend time skating in nature! Throughout the winter months, join The City of Calgary Parks at our fire-side skating rinks in Carburn Park and Prince’s Island Park. Stay toasty warm, have a skate and learn about how our local plants and animals adapt to the cold.

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Programs and events calendar

Program & Events Calendar

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School Programs

Teachers, help get your students interested in nature and the environment with our wide range of educational programs, designed for students from preschool to high school.

Community gardens

Community gardens are important to the health and well-being of our neighbourhoods – they promote partnerships, provide food and encourage land stewardship Calgary has a long history of community gardens, and The City is pleased to support these gardens by working cooperatively with community associations and gardening organizations.

Tree planting programs

You can contribute to Calgary's urban forest by planting a tree on your property or becoming involved in one of The City's following tree planting initiatives including the NeighbourWoods Program, Arbor Day, Planting Incentive Program, Community Orchards or the Symbolic Tree Program