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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

A Walk in the Park

Come enjoy some fresh air and exercise as we explore four of Calgary’s amazing parks! Join us in each of these parks to learn about their history, wildlife and plants through fun-filled nature experiences, including guided walks, learning stations, games and activities. All ages are welcome!

Cost: FREE, donations welcome

​Date: ​Time: ​Location:
​June 11 ​6:30 - 8 p.m. ​Elliston Park
​June 12 ​6:30 - 8 p.m. ​Nose Hill Park
​June 13 ​11 a.m. - 3 p.m. ​Carburn Park
​June 14 ​9:30 - 11 a.m. ​South Glenmore Park

Parks Fest 2015!

Celebrate Calgary’s unique 30-hectare park featuring a man-made wetland, endless nature trails and breathtaking mountain views. Bring your family and friends to enjoy an afternoon of activities, including nature games, face painting, pond dipping and much more! Please note that dogs are not permitted on site (excluding assistance dogs).

Date: June 21
Time: 1 – 3 p.m.
Location: Ralph Klein Park
Cost: FREE, donations welcome

Programs and events calendar

Program & Events Calendar

More programs

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, Arbour Day, Planting Incentive Program, Community Orchards or the Symbolic Tree Program