Connected: Engaged

PDA online map

​New interactive mapping tool for citizens to track, contact, and provide comments on redesignation proposals. There are multiple search options, including address, community, ward, and file number, making it easy to track file status. Ongoing community cost? No

Planning guidebooks

​The guidebook approach is intended to streamline policy, reduce repetition, and establish the basic building blocks of neighbourhood development and include New Community Guidebook, Centre City Guidebook and Developed Areas Guidebook. Ongoing community cost? No

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

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


​Street or sidewalk space reserved for a temporary structure that creates a public sitting or gathering area. Often a partnership between community and business. Pedestrian movement must be maintained. Community/business pays to install, 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

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

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

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

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

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