Here's an update on the redevelopment progress of River Park, Sandy Beach and Britannia Slopes. There are also some new area closures occurring
over the next few weeks to be aware of.
A lot of the
Phase II improvements have been completed, including:
- The Sandy Beach parking lot has been
reconfigured, paved, painted with designated parking spots, and major landscape
improvements. The parking lot is now open to the public.
- Upgrades to the washroom at Sandy Beach.
- Flood repairs and
enhancements to the beach area at Sandy Beach.
- Improvements to the off-leash river access point in Britannia/Riverdale,
including restoration barrier installation to protect riparian vegetation
communities. Please remember that no water-access for dogs is allowed at Sandy
- New gravel trails from
the Sandy Beach parking lot to the designated river access point and raft
- Clearer lines of sight on the regional pathway and three rest stops located
along the hill part of the path.
- Caragana removed and
replaced with native species.
- Escarpment fencing in River Park.
In addition, the timber
stairs from Sandy Beach Park to River Park have been completed, but will remain
closed until construction at the top of the stairs is complete. Upgrades to the
picnic sites including improved accessibility, new tables, fire pits, and
barbeques at Sandy Beach are near complete. As well, a new picnic shelter will
be installed and ready for use later this summer.
remainder of the summer the project team will be working on:
- Garbage enclosure
improvements at River Park.
- Trail and pathway
- New shelters at Sandy
Beach and Riveredge Park.
- Upgrades to the playground at Sandy Beach.
- Timber stairs on the
of living fences. This will provide natural barriers and enhancements to the
existing fencing and better integrate these structures into the overall park
For Zone locations, please refer to this Area Closures Map.
the project team installed construction fencing around Zone 2 to continue work on upgrading the irrigation system in the park.
The former area of the park that was closed has reopened,
with small sections remaining closed to allow the new turf and seed to
germinate. As before, this new fenced areas and closure will be contained to
active areas of construction only; the majority of the park will stay open for
you to enjoy.
Visit Calgary.ca/riverpark for additional details.
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