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Parks special events

Parks special events
 

We host a variety of special events for all ages throughout the year. Join us for these entertaining and educational celebrations dedicated to nature.

For more information about our nature courses, programs and birthday parties, visit our Parks Program and Event Guide.

A Walk in the Park (all ages)

Join our environmental educator for this fun and informative guided walk in the city’s beautiful Edworthy Park. Learn about the park’s origin and wildlife, explore the historical Lawrey Gardens and enjoy the peaceful sights and sounds of nature in Calgary’s magnificent Bow River valley.

Wheelchair and stroller accessible. No registration required.

Date: Saturday, October 1

Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Edworthy Park
Cost: Free

Winterfest (all ages)

Come celebrate National Child Day on Sunday, November 20 at our Winterfest event.

Enjoy an action-packed afternoon of free activities and entertainment for all ages from 1 to 3 p.m. at Ralph Klein Park. Get creative in our crafts room, join a guided park tour or test out your birdwatching skills. Learn fun facts about the park’s wildlife, try out some nature games and enjoy an entertaining performance by our special guest.

During the festivities, don’t forget to visit our many exhibitors who will be sharing information about this year’s National Child Day theme: a child’s right to belong.

Please remember to leave your furry friends at home. Pets are not permitted on site (excluding assistance dogs). Note: Ralph Klein Park is not currently accessible by Calgary transit.

Date: Sunday, November 20

Time: 1 - 3 p.m.
Cost: Free

National Child Day is celebrated annually in countries around the world in recognition of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). For more information, visit nationalchildday.ca

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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 ReTree Community Program, Arbor Day, Community Orchards or the Symbolic Tree Program