Calgary Recreation is moving forward with plans to redevelop Tom Brook Athletic Park in 2017. Redevelopment of the park will replace the existing ball diamond with a rectangular artificial turf field. Additional parking will also be added to the north of Southland Leisure Centre.
Tom Brook Athletic Park was identified as a strategic location for artificial turf based on the amenities at Southland Leisure Centre that make this an appealing multisport tournament venue while optimizing programmable space.
Impact to Sport Groups
The athletic park will be closed for the 2017 season. We are working closely with sport groups to identify alternate locations within our inventory, where possible.
With the opening of New Brighton Athletic Park
in June of 2016, it is our hope that the introduction of four new rectangular sport fields and one ball diamond in Calgary’s south will help offset the impacts to sport groups during construction at Tom Brook Athletic Park.
Impacts to the community
We understand that construction of the new park will have an impact on the community and will do our best to minimize disruption and ensure the safety of our neighbours. Information about staging and access will be shared once a work plan and schedule is confirmed.
Sport Field Strategy and Review
The City of Calgary Parks
stewards 434 rectangular fields, 417 ball diamonds, and 7 cricket pitches (Class D). Parks also has the ability to book an additional 229 rectangular fields and 161 ball diamonds located on school sites (Class E).
Through extensive public and stakeholder engagement, Calgary Parks is working to develop a Sport Field Strategy
to ensure Calgary’s sport fields are accessible to all Calgarians. The goal of the study is to streamline processes and better align the management and accessibility of these valued spaces.