Caution | Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

Due to continued dry conditions, mandatory Stage 1 Outdoor Water Restrictions are in place until further notice.

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  • Pathway maps

    ​Cycling and walking routes can be found using’s interactive pathways and bikeways map or through the iPhone and Android app. There are also maps that will help you walk or cycle to your favourite Calgary attractions. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Street sign repair / replace

    Reviewed annually and prioritized city-wide according to severity of damage including fading or loss of reflectivity. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Calgary Parks youth programs

    Calgary Parks delivers accessible park programs and initiatives that contribute to a sense of community (day camps, mobile adventure playgrounds, nature discovery drop-in programs) Ongoing community cost? No

  • Paint the pavement

    Roadway mural paintings create visual interest for pedestrian and vehicle traffic. The City guides citizens through the process to decide location, artwork size, and content. Ongoing community cost? Yes

  • Block parties

    The city will help close down part of a residential street for a day for neighbourhood entertainment and special events. Ongoing community cost? Yes

  • Sidewalk cafes

    Street or sidewalk space reserved for a temporary, seasonal patio for the exclusive use of business(es) that obtain the permit. Pedestrian movement must be maintained. Business installs and is responsible for fees and damage deposit. City will inspect and approve. Ongoing community cost? Yes

  • Parklets

    Street or sidewalk space reserved for a temporary structure, creating public sitting or gathering area and often a partnership between community and business. Pedestrian movement must be maintained. Community/business pay for installation, fees, and damage deposit. City will inspect and approve applications. Ongoing community cost? Yes

  • Street parks (s-Park)

    Temporary closure of the street allowing for rest, recreation, amusement and public enjoyment. Create an urban park-like setting when there are no nearby parks. The community provides amenities and programming and The City inspects and approves changes. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Decorative street blades

    Replacing standard street name signs (blades) with a decorative type to highlight a particular route or celebrate historical street names. Community can choose from a selection of approved colours and styles. City installs and maintains. Ongoing community cost? Yes

  • Park n' Play / Stay n' Play

    Park n' Play for children aged 6-12 years old to enjoy games, crafts, drama, and participate in weekly activities provided by invited special quests. Stay n' Play provides free interactive programming for parents and children aged 3-5. Parents learn new activities, games, and crafts and are provided resources to take these ideas back home. Both Park n' Play and Stay n' Play are focused on encouraging children to develop active learning, maintaining positive attitude, keeping physically fit, healthy eating and social interactions. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Summer youth programs

    This drop-in program is designed to provide youth aged 12-17 with the opportunity to learn new things while having a fun and engaging experience. With a focus on teaching participants leadership and self-esteem skills, it allows youth to develop ideas and learn to express themselves through creativity. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Children's AfterSchool program

    ​Engages children grades 1 to 6 in fair play, friendship building, and fundamental movement skills. Implementation of High Five principles promotes healthy play in participants. Leaders provide developmentally appropriate games and challenge them to work in co-operation with their peers. The games are challenging and constructive, building friendships between children with diverse backgrounds and teaching leadership and self-esteem skills. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Youth AfterSchool programs

    ​Engages youth, grade 7-12, in a drop-in program centered on friendship promotion, exploring individual creativity, fundamental movement skills, and increasing self-confidence and esteem. Leaders promote teamwork by encouraging co-operation during team / partner games, building friendships and a sense of belonging. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Mobile adventure playground

    Calgary Recreation can set up a mobile adventure playground for a day, giving kids opportunities to play creatively and explore healthy risk in a safe environment. Adventure playgrounds are dynamic spaces where children explore, create, imagine and learn in their own way. They contain a variety of materials and loose parts such as boards, tires, tape and cardboard that children are free to use to build, demolish, assemble and change. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Adult and seniors programs

    Calgary Recreation offers unique programs that meet demographic needs and community interests. Previous programs include drumming, Tai Chi in the Park, and yoga for seniors. Ongoing community cost? Yes​

  • Recreation equipment

    Calgary Recreation assists with the purchase of sporting equipment that will aid in sustaining recreation programs and opportunities. Previous equipment investments include purchasing basketballs to enable continuation of a youth basketball program and LEGO for community-led programs. Ongoing community cost? Yes

  • Parks stewards and volunteers

    ​Calgary Parks delivers outcome-based programming to link activities in natural environments with stewardship and facilitates volunteer work in parks and open space (Green Leaders, litter clean-up, P.U.P.P.Y., Adopt-a-Rink). Ongoing community cost? No

  • Calgary Parks special events

    Calgary Parks fosters active living through parks activities (mobile adventure playground, special events). Ongoing community cost? No