Since 2003, the ENMAX Legacy Parks Program has been instrumental in creating some of Calgary’s most beloved parks. Council recently approved an additional $75 million (resulting from the ENMAX dividend) for eighteen new projects over the next five years. The program will create new parks and enhance some of Calgary’s most celebrated public spaces.
I am pleased to share some exciting news! Three parks in Ward 7 will see upgrades:
• Confederation Park
($1.1 million), one of Calgary’s favourite regional parks will be revitalized in time for Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017.
• Bow to Bluff Park
($5.9 million) is an award-winning citizen’s initiative to connect McHugh Bluff to the Bow River with a green necklace of seven pocket parks. The funding will be supplemented by contributions from local developers and the project will create an improved public space for the residents of Sunnyside as they experience significant redevelopment.
• Blakiston Park
($2.9 million) project will improve the park adjacent to the new development at the Brentwood LRT station and fulfils a commitment made by Council during the approval of the Transit Oriented Development Plan. Financial contributions from the adjacent development will augment the budget. A community design process is currently underway.
Past Legacy-funded projects include Memorial Drive Landscape of Memory, Devonian Gardens, Central Memorial Park, Ralph Klein Park and many others. For more information on the full program visit the ENMAX Parks Program
, and Calgary.ca
over the coming months for project updates.
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