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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  • Community building

    ​Educational and communication programs raise awareness around how parks are catalysts for building sustainable, healthy, inclusive and economically viable neighbourhoods. Encourage activation and participation in Calgary parks to benefit local neighbourhoods. 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

  • Engine 23 at public library

    ​Calgary Fire Department, in partnership with the Calgary Public Library created an interactive installation dubbed "The New Adventure of Engine" in the downtown library. Engine 23 helps children play and pretend together, learn life-saving fire safety tips, while promoting early literacy. Each week members of the department take turns reading to the children. Ongoing community cost? No

  • Fire safety

    ​Call 311 to book presentations, speakers, and fire apparatus displays for community events. Fire station tours and smoke alarm checks or installs for seniors are possible and can be completed (subject to availability, firefighters may be called away for emergencies). Stop by a fire station in your community and meet the crew. 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 that links activities in natural environments to 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

  • 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

  • Children's AfterSchool program

    ​Engages children grades 1-6 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 building, 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

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