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New Recreation Facilities Project

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To meet our growing city’s need for recreation opportunities and support the important role recreation plays in building complete communities, The City of Calgary is developing four new recreation facilities; three in the southeast and one in the northwest. The facilities respond to a need for increased service in these areas and are designed to meet the specific needs of the surrounding communities.  

Core amenities and financing for the projects was approved by Council in June of 2012.

The City of Calgary is overseeing the planning, design and construction of all four facilities, a process that reflects extensive community research and engagement. The finished facilities will provide great spaces to play, learn, grow and connect and are a critical for developing active, cultural, vibrant and complete communities. Learn more about each facility below:

Remington YMCA in Quarry Park


Rocky Ridge

Rocky Ridge

Great Plains

Great Plains



Work in Progress

Seton and Rocky Ridge facilities are currently under construction. Remington YMCA in Quarry Park opened to the public on July 1, 2016  and Great Plains Recreation Facility opened on September 1, 2016. The grand opening for Remington YMCA is planned for Saturday, September 10. For event details, please visit the Quarry Park webpage. A grand opening for Great Plains is being planned for November of 2016, with details to come.

Research & Engagement 

The City worked closely with community advisory groups in the southeast and northwest to develop design concepts for each facility. Community advisory group membership includes representatives from Calgary Arts Development, Sport Calgary and the surrounding communities. Members of the public also had the opportunity to provide feedback on initial designs during open houses in 2011 and 2012. For more information about the guiding research and engagement that contributed to facility designs, click on the links below.

Check out the full Functional Program and Concept Design.for the New Recreation Facility Project.

Contact the community advisory groups:

​Northwest Community Advisory Group
​South East Calgary Recreation Society (SECRS)

Vendor information

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