Accessible: Local / walkable

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 a 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Calgary Parks special events

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

Community greenspaces

​By collaborating with community stakeholders, Calgary Parks completes a neighbourhood greenspace assessment which informs neighbourhood vision and ensures a range of facilities, amenities and park types and sizes are accessible to all and reflects citizen expectations. Ongoing community cost? No

Sport field conversions

Calgary ​Parks works with neighbourhoods to convert sport fields to beneficial community amenities. Calgary Parks is identifying low-use sport fields that could be taken off the booking system and function as spontaneous use sites or perhaps converted into other amenities such as community gardens. As well, Calgary Parks is identifying sport fields city-wide to converted into game-only sites improving maintenance and infrastructure. Ongoing community cost? No

Family events and programs

​Develop unique family programs or events that meet community needs and interests. Previous events include play days, family fun buses, and family yoga. Ongoing community cost? Yes

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

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