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:
- 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.
- A Quarry Park public art community workshop was held on May 21, 2014. As part of the design and planning for the public artwork to be installed outside the Quarry Park recreation facility, the ideas shared at this workshop will help determine the design of the public art at Quarry Park. Click here to learn more.
- The City celebrated the start of construction of Quarry Park and Great Plains with media, partners, Mayor Nenshi and MLA Wayne Cao. View the event video.
- Work has begun on the Quarry Park recreation facility site! Read the latest City News Blog post for details.
- 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: