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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Facility closures, restrictions and cancellations

Updated May 26, 2020

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, facilities and locations are either closed to the public or have limited access with appropriate physical distancing measures. This list is subject to change.

As of May 15, the provincial government is allowing gatherings of up to 50 people in a group, in an outdoor location as long as 2-metre physical distancing remains in place and all other health guidelines are followed. Indoor gatherings remain limited to 15 people.

City facilities and events on this page

City-owned and partner-operated facilities


Facility  Open / Closed Closure information
Calgary Public Libraries        

Closed

All Calgary Public Library locations, including book drops, are temporarily closed. Visit Library at Home for online resources you can access anytime.

Municipal Building

Open with restrictions

There is limited access to the Municipal Building. Visitors will be directed to one of two doors where security staff will help direct them.

Limited counter service is available such as cashiers, Enmax, tax and more are open.

Youth Employment Centre

Closed

We've temporarily closed the Youth Employment Centre offices. Career services are available online and by phone.

Plus 15 network

Partially open

Some Plus 15 access is gradually re-opening. The structures between Gulf Canada Square and Penn West Plaza (south of 2 Street and 9 Avenue SW) are private and not City maintained.

Ralph Klein Park building

Closed

The building is closed but the park is open with physical distancing.

Devonian Gardens

Closed

The gardens are closed to the public.

Surplus store

Closed

The store is closed.

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Park facilities and bookings


Park area  Status Status information
Parks and Pathways

Open with restrictions

City parks and off-leash areas are open with physical distancing. 
​Parks and pathways bookings

Cancelled

​All bookings are cancelled up to August 31 and applications are not being accepted.
Playgrounds

Closed

We've closed all City-owned playground equipment until further notice.
City cemeteries

Open with restrictions

Cemeteries are open with physical distancing.

Community gardens

Open

Community gardens are open. Each community garden group is responsible for maintaining physical distancing and cleaning.

North Glenmore Park

Open with restrictions

North Glenmore park is open with physical distancing.

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Recreation facilities, programs and bookings

Guidance for outdoor recreation opportunities is posted on alberta.ca/biz-connect, and outdoor recreation businesses should also refer to Workplace Guidance for Business Owners. Guidelines on use of outdoor spaces is posted on alberta.ca/guidance-on-outdoor-activities. Sport teams and individual players must comply with the guidelines of their sport governing bodies.


Recreation area Status Status information
Golf courses

Open with restrictions

Selected City-owned golf courses opened on May 14 with physical distancing measures in place.

Disc golf courses

Open with restrictions

Disc golf courses are open. Make sure players stay two meters apart and don't touch or handle the same disc.

Tennis courts

Open with restrictions

Singles tennis is permitted, with distancing measures. Doubles tennis with members outside your household is not allowed at this time.

Skateparks

Open with restrictions

Skateparks are open with physical distancing in place.

​City-owned and operated recreation facilities

Closed

​All City-operated recreation facilities are closed up to August 31.
City-owned, partner-operated recreation facilities

Closed

All partner-operated recreation facilities are closed including all YMCA locations, Cardel Rec South, Genesis Centre, Great Plains Recreation, Repsol Centre, Trico Centre, Vivo Centre and Westside Recreation.

City-owned playfields and sport fields including athletic park tracks and baseball diamonds

Open with restrictions

As of June 1, restrictions will be eased to allow sports training, dryland training and skills practice development only with physical distancing in place. Organized and team sports and equipment sharing are prohibited. Renewal groups will be contact prior to June 1. New field permits and use of fields start on June 1.

​Registered programs and facility bookings

Cancelled

​All bookings and programs are cancelled up to August 31 including swim, fitness and arts programs, as well as bookings at arenas, school gyms and birthday parties. View the credit and refund information page for more details.

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Event cancellations

For the most updated information on mass gathering restrictions in Alberta, visit The Government of Alberta's restrictions for mass gatherings.

All City of Calgary supported events set to take place through August 31 are cancelled. In addition, permits for third party events that were set to be held on City land through August 31 have been cancelled.

The following events and programs are included in the cancellations:

  • Many Community Associations are closed and regular programming cancelled.
  • City events and activities at Devonian Gardens.
  • Fire Safety Presentations.
  • Fire Station Tours.
  • Fire Truck Bookings (excluding birthday drive-bys).
  • Municipal Complex Tours.
  • Surplus Furniture Sales.
  • Volunteer Tour Guide Program.
  • YYC Tree education workshops.

In addition, all in-person public engagement activities have been cancelled until after August 31. Opportunities to gather public input into City projects will still be available online.

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