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Ward 8 News: ENMAX Legacy Parks Program funding Ward 8 park projects

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Ward 8 official websiteI am happy to share some good news – Ward 8 has been approved for funding from the ENMAX Legacy Parks Program. This means that four well-used parks in Ward 8 will get a well-deserved makeover.

Century Gardens

The ENMAX Legacy Parks Program is a capital funding initiative that allows Council to direct a portion of the annual ENMAX dividend to City parks.

Regional parks serve multiple communities and are popular recreation destinations for citizens. Unlike community open space, they are not acquired, funded, or constructed through the development and subdivision process. This is why they require alternate sources of funding. The ENMAX Legacy Parks Program has been instrumental in the acquisition, development and maintenance of a number of existing regional parks across Calgary since Council created the program in 2003.

Upcoming projects include:

• Douglas Fir Trail –partial rerouting and construction of the trail addressing slope instability - $2.3 million
• Edworthy Park – refresh of the regional park including a part of the Rotary Mattamy Greenway and upgraded off leash area  - $2.1 million (phase 1 budget)
• Thomson Family Park – construction funding to match the family’s private donation - $2 million
• Century Gardens – additional construction budget to match preferred concept - $9.7 million

For more information on the program, please visit the ENMAX Parks Program, and visit over the coming months for project updates.

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