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 and The City is now proceeding with construction at Quarry Park and Rocky Ridge and in the design phase for Great Plains and Seton.
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:
- Construction is underway on the Rocky Ridge recreation facility. The milestone was marked with a Construction Celebration at the site on October 15, 2014. Read the blog post here.
- The Quarry Park recreation facility will be named the Remington YMCA. The name unveiled on October 7, 2014 by YMCA Calgary and Remington Development Corporation is supject to the lease/operating agreement being signed between the YMCA and The City. Read the announcement here.
- Construction is underway at Quarry Park. Follow the progress by checking out the photo album on the Quarry Park page.
- The Great Plains public artist held a kid-focussed community workshop on June 27, 2014. At the event, children invented a game intended to interact with the artwork. Click here to learn more.
- The City is pleased to welcome Canlan Ice Sports as operator of the new Great Plains recreation facility and YMCA Calgary as operator of Quarry Park and Rocky Ridge. Read the announcement.
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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, the Calgary Arts Development Authority 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: