The future New Brighton Regional Athletic Park will be an outdoor park serving southeast Calgary providing high-quality amenities and sports facilities. The primary function of the Park will be to serve organized sport with sports fields that can accommodate several sport opportunities.
What are we building?
The core amenities for the park were determined based on the 10-Year Strategic Plan for Sport Facility Development and Enhancement and the Recreation Amenities Gap Analysis Study. Each of these documents was created through extensive discussions with City of Calgary Recreation and user groups, and represents the sport community's needs to the best of our knowledge. As such, the core amenities have been approved by City Council and a corresponding budget has been allocated.
New Brighton Regional Athletic Park will include:
- Four rectangular natural turf fields (two large fields big enough to accommodate football and rugby and two smaller fields to accommodate soccer, lacrosse, and ultimate frisbee among others).
- One baseball natural turf diamond.
- Adequate parking to accommodate field uses (~260 stalls).
- Change room/washroom facilities.
- Regional Trail through the park to connect the community.
- Internal pathway connections between the sports facilities.
Approximately one acre of land within the park has also been set aside for a future Parks/Recreation storage compound.
Public consultation - developing a master plan
In May and June 2011 The City of Calgary held two "rounds" of public consultation to develop a Master Plan for the park. The core amenities mentioned above are the priority for construction and the existing budget.
In each round the project team met with sport groups and community representatives before holding a public open house. The purpose of the first round was to provide information about the project, identify concerns, and prioritize the list of possible additional amenities. The focus of the second round was to present options for the Master Plan based on feedback from the first round, and gauge the level of support for each..
What we heard at the first two open houses (May 17, 2012 and June 22, 2012)
Please view the meeting notes and feedback summaries from both the stakeholder meeting and open house.
Please review the verbatim feedback and feedback summary for more information.
Ward 12 Aldermanic Public Open House (January 25, 2013)
The New Brighton Athletic Park Master Plan was available for public viewing.
Background and funding
The 10-Year Strategic Plan for Sport Facility Development and Enhancement identified outdoor athletic parks as a primary priority for sport facility development. As a result, New Brighton Regional Athletic Park has been allocated a portion of the MSI funding for recreation projects.
Planning and public consultation are complete. Preliminary and detailed design is underway and will continue through early 2012/2013.
A public Information session will take place on April 18, 2013 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Marquis De Lorne Community Association, 6 Copperstone Way S.E. Calgary where community members can see more site details and voice any questions.