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Ward 6 News: July 2015 Newsletter

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Ward 6 official websitePassion for Parks & Summer Recreation

Passion for Parks

Our big geographical area means a lot of public, outdoor, and green space for Calgarians. The City of Calgary Parks works hard to maintain and bring life to Calgary’s 8,000 hectares of parkland, 800 km of pathways available and over 5,600 public park sites to explore and enjoy. Register your family in a Nature Day Camp to Discover Nature, Little Critters, and the Wonder of Nature. If you get caught in the rain, consider dropping in on one of our indoor parks for the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra at Devonian Gardens.
Pet owners rejoice! Calgary has 150 off-leash areas, the largest number of off-leash areas and combined amount of off-leash space in North America. Join one of the upcoming P.U.P.P.Y. programs where volunteers lead engaging, interpretive programs on a variety of pet-related topics. Learn about responsible pet ownership, bylaws, keeping your animal safe, the Off-leash Ambassador Program, and much more.
Park spaces will be busy again this summer. Let’s get out and enjoy parks all around the city this season, borrow a City of Calgary activity and game equipment bag, join your neighbours to enjoy pancake breakfasts or BBQ’s, and volunteer for community enhancement activities. Calgarians are encouraged to enjoy these spaces all summer by renting park space, tennis courts, designated recreation areas, and even picnic tables. Visit for detailed information about all programs and events and be sure to take a moment to stop and smell the flowers.

Summer Recreation 

It’s important for all of us to have a healthy lifestyle with enjoyable activities and recreation.   Did you know that City of Calgary recreational programming continues throughout the summer offering several seasonal and year-round initiatives across the city? Close to west Calgary, located on 17th Avenue at 1919 29th Street S.W., Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre boasts a robust facility with many programs for all ages, with accommodating hours of operation, and a 25 meter salt water pool! This centre offers weekday babysitting, for those busy and active parents. A full range of programming for children, youth and adults include aquatic, dance, strength and aerobic classes, as well as Day Camps, parent and baby classes, Play School, sports, and swimming.  Visit Killarney Aquatic & Recreation Centre on for all the information you need including pricing and programming schedules. Continue your healthy life style year round while having fun with cost-friendly recreation for the whole family.

Hours of operation:
Mon - Thu 6 a.m. -10 p.m.
Fri 6 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sat - Sun 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Ward Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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