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Laycock Park

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Laycock Park is located along the Nose Creek regional pathway system in the community of Thorncliffe. The park is currently undergoing improvements. For details, see park improvements.

Creek in Laycock Park

Location: 5979 6 St. N.E.
Area: 11 hectares
Park hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Park features

  • Pathways
  • Playground
  • Benches
  • Nose Creek
  • Open grass area
  • Dedication plaque
  • Picnic area with shelter
  • Baseball diamonds
  • Off-leash area

About the park

Laycock Park was named in honour of the Laycock family who homesteaded in the area when Alberta was part of the Northwest Territories.

Park improvements

Laycock Park is undergoing some exciting changes. Planning and design work for Laycock Park improvements is well underway. Please see the information below for more details.
 

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Laycock Park improvements

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In 2017 Water Services resumed work on the Nose Creek sanitary sewer trunk and storm infrastructure improvements that included a new oil-grit separator and repair of the outfall.
 
Work has begun on constructing a new access road from Blackthorne Road N.E. to the infrastructure built last year. The construction of a new accessible playground has begun and the new park pathway is almost complete.
 
We will also be replacing the bridge that connects Laycock Park to the east side of Nose Creek, work began in August 2018.
 
In 2019, we will complete construction on the Nose Creek sanitary sewer trunk, repave the parking lot on the east side of Nose Creek, build a basketball court between the new bridge and parking lot, and start construction of the vanishing pond.
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  • July 2018: Construction of new access road began
  • August 2018: Began construction of new playground and pathway
  • October 2018: Pathway construction almost complete
  • August 2018 – December 2018: Remove and replace bridge
  • Spring/Summer 2019: Construction of new parking lot and basketball courts
  • 2019: Construction of the vanishing pond
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  • There will be an increase in traffic along Blackthorne Road N.E. and possible parking restrictions
  • The pathway construction was completed in September and it has now reopened.
  • Sections of the park will be fenced off, but there will be plenty of off-leash area available and baseball diamond will remain open
  • The existing playground will remain open to play over the winter.
  • Work hours are typically Monday to Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Removal of five trees that will be compensated during the construction of the vanishing pond
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In 2007, The City of Calgary held two open houses to consult the public and stakeholder groups on a design plan to restore local wetlands and Nose Creek in Laycock Park. A concept plan was created based on public and stakeholder feedback, however after extensive feasibility testing, it was determined that the concept is not feasible. Unforeseen site conditions caused by previous land uses at this site left subsurface conditions which would significantly increase the costs of earth moving required for the creek and wetland restoration. As a result, the decision was made to exclude the wetland restoration and Nose Creek realignment from the improvements. In 2011, Parks received funding to explore the feasibility of designing and restoring these wetlands which over time disappeared from the area. Additional park improvements were also included in the scope of work.

The Public Open Houses summary and the full report from the public engagement are available.