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Shouldice Athletic Park Irrigation System Upgrades & Field Remediation

We are pleased to announce that construction on ball diamonds 3 to 6 at Shouldice Athletic Park is on schedule to be completed by July 1, 2017: in time for the summer season.

The sod has been laid and will lie dormant over the winter. In the spring, the sod will need time to take root and grow strong before players take to the fields. Minor finishes and repairs will also be completed in the spring.

In the meantime, our bookings staff are working with sport groups to find alternate locations for the spring season

Thank you for your patience!

We’d like to thank you for your continued patience as we wait for the sod to take and finish up on the fields this coming spring. We understand the impact that temporary closures have and strive to minimize the impact and duration of our activities.

Upgrades and repair work are a necessary part of athletic park maintenance. This work will enhance player experiences and safety, improve the efficiency of our operations and protect the fields for future generations of athletes.

We appreciate your patience and look forward to welcoming you back in July of 2017.

For more information, or to learn about other projects at Shouldice Athletic Park, please visit calgary.ca/recreationprojects.

Field remediation

An assessment of the outfields for ball diamonds 3 – 6 revealed the need for remediation to improve surface quality and player safety. The scope of work included removing exposed tree roots from the perimeter of the playing surface and leveling the "lip" between the infields and outfields. The entire playing surface was then resodded.

Irrigation system upgrades

A review of existing irrigation systems identified the ball diamonds at Shouldice Athletic Park as being among those sites in the most urgent need of upgrades. Upgrades improve the operating efficiency of the park and help protect the quality of the fields for future use. This work reduces the potential for field downtime caused by system failures. 

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Shouldice Athletic Park Site Map
Shouldice Athletic Park Plaza Development
Shouldice Athletic Park Artificial Turf Restoration & Resiliency Project