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New recreation facilities for N.W. and S.E. Calgary

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To meet our growing city’s need for convenient access to recreation opportunities and support the important role recreation plays in building complete communities, The City of Calgary is developing new recreation facilities in four under-serviced areas – three in the S.E. in Seton, Quarry Park and Great Plains and one in the N.W. in Rocky Ridge.

Each site is being designed to meet the specific needs of the community with a proposed range of sport, leisure, arts and cultural amenities.

On June 25, 2012, Council approved the proposed amenities and project financing for each new facility. The Quarry Park, Great Plains and Rocky Ridge facilities are now under construction and the Seton facility is in the design phase.

These four new facilities will provide great spaces to play, learn, grow and connect and are a critical component in developing active, cultural, vibrant and complete communities.

Learn more about each facility:

What’s New

  • Residents from S.E. Calgary joined us at our Seton Recreation Facility Info Session on May 12, 2015 to see the designs and learn more about what the facility will bring to their community. Check out our Seton Facility page for the latest designs and updates.
  • Construction is underway! Watch the start of construction celebrations led by Mayor Nenshi, community leaders and special guests for the Quarry Park, Great Plains and Rocky Ridge facilities.
  • The Quarry Park recreation facility will be named the Remington YMCA. The name was unveiled by YMCA Calgary and Remington Development Corporation and is subject to the lease/operating agreement being signed between the YMCA and The City.
  • The City is pleased to welcome Canlan Ice Sports as operator of the new Great Plains recreation facility and YMCA Calgary as operator of the facilities at Quarry Park, Rocky Ridge and Seton.

Community advisory groups

Community Advisory Groups, in both the N.W and S.E., are working with The City of Calgary to inform and engage their community on the development of these recreation facilities. Both groups have representatives from area residents, Calgary Arts Development and Sport Calgary.

If you are a resident in N.W. or S.E. Calgary, connecting with your community advisory group is good way to get more information on these projects and provide your input.

Contact the community advisory groups:


To determine the proposed amenities and ensure each facility will meet the needs of each community, The City conducted extensive stakeholder engagement and research including:

Check out the full Functional Program and Concept Design Report.

Vendor information

Wondering about career opportunities or renting space for your business in one of the new recreation facilities? Check our FAQ.