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Jack Long Park redevelopment

Jack Long Park, the green space directly west of the Alexandra Centre in Inglewood, is undergoing a redevelopment to improve the community park space. The park will feature paved areas that will serve as flexible spaces for small concerts/theatre events, food truck servicing, market kiosks, or other arts/cultural uses.

The park will have open lawn spaces, picnic areas, a playground, a rain garden and sculptural elements donated by the Inglewood BRZ Business Revitalization Zone. New seating and a custom family-style harvest table surrounded by trees and shrubs will provide a variety of spaces to sit and enjoy the park.

Jack Long Park rendering 

 
 
 
 

Jack Long was a nationally respected architect, planner and community activist who profoundly impacted the nature of Calgary communities. Jack believed in true participation planning; he fought for the right of every community to be given the opportunity to have meaningful involvement in the future of their community.

It is a fitting commemoration to Jack Long that his daughter is the landscape architect who has helped design the upgrades to this park and is able to continue his legacy of community building through her efforts on this project.

Construction updates - May 2019

Construction has recently begun and during the excavation period several historical artefacts were discovered earlier this year. This has resulted in the need for a historical resource impact assessment (HRIA) of the artefacts as required by the Provincial government. This exciting and unforeseen discovery, along with additional stone work required on the Alexandra Centre has caused some delay to the overall construction schedule. The opening of the park is now scheduled for late summer/fall 2019.​

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