Parks have a special place in the hearts of Calgarians and in our communities. Calgary is blessed with an abundance and variety of public open spaces, ranging from natural areas to playgrounds, playfields, off-leash areas, community gardens, pathways and more.
The City of Calgary has a 30-year vision for a sustainable, efficient and effective open space system. It will serve as the foundation for future City of Calgary Parks 10-year strategic plans and short-term business plans.
TheimagineParks long-term vision was approved by City Council on March 30, 2015. Thank you to all stakeholder groups and citizens for your input and support to develop this long-term planning framework for The City of Calgary Parks.
The development of imagineParks was guided by public engagement, research , and legislative requirements. The draft 30-year vision aligns with The City of Calgary’s existing long-range plans such as: imagineCALGARY, the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and the 2020 Sustainability Direction.
The City received more than 1,600 responses from Calgarians who participated in imagineParks focus groups, workshops and online/telephone surveys. Public input for the draft plan was collected from stakeholder groups
and citizens from all walks of life, including youth and frequent and infrequent park users.