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Ward News: Opening Thompson Family Park

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Ward 8 official websiteToday, we opened one of the city and the Beltline's newest community parks - Thomson Family Park!


Thanks in part to a very generous contribution by the Thomson Family and to the hard work and dedication of the Calgary Parks department, the inner-city has a beautiful new park, playground and lawn bowling green along 16 Avenue between 11 and 12 Street SW.

Thompson Park

When I was first elected in 2013, increasing and rejuvenating park space in the inner city sat at the top of my list. Green spaces like this don't only create a sense of vibrancy and encourage a community to become more engaged, these are spaces for residents get to know their neighbours. I'd like to think that kids could meet their new best friend on this playground, that more Calgarians might discover their love of lawn bowling , and that family and friends will just be able to new memories in the inner city.

The redevelopment of this park wouldn't have been possible without the help of the Thompson Family. At the park's opening, Hugh Thompson reminisced about how his mother grew up in the Connaught neighbourhood, went to a school nearby and  up playing in this exact part, "We dedicate the new park to the citizens of Calgary, to recognize the good fortune Calgary has given our family,” said Hugh.

To learn more about Thomson Family Park, visit

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