COVID-19 - Parks and outdoor spaces
Outdoor activities are still safer than indoor activities, but we must all do our part to stay safe even while outdoors. Remember that staying open is in your hands. If you go out, spread out.
Practice physical distancing in all outdoor spaces, unless you are with those who live in your household. Under the current provincial restrictions, outdoor gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed. Indoor gatherings remain prohibited under Provincial order.
Here are some guidelines to help limit the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) when enjoying outdoor spaces in Calgary.
PLEASE NOTE: All activities must comply with current Public Health Orders.
Walking in parks, pathways and sidewalks
- When passing, please step aside onto the adjacent property or shoulder. Walking on the street should only be an option if no other solution is available.
- If you are stepping onto the street, be sure to look out for cars. Even if the streets seem empty, please stay on sidewalks as much as possible.
- Be aware of physical distancing at stairways and pathway junctions.
- Data shows that people using the pathways on weekdays or before 11 a.m. on the weekends are more likely to have room to physically distance themselves from others.
- Avoid peak-times and, instead, plan outdoor activities during the week or early in the morning on weekends.
Roadways open for recreational activities
The Adaptive Roadways Program (ARP) is being implemented again in 2021 to increase the spaces available for Calgarians to safely walk, run, skateboard and cycle as the COVID-19 pandemic and physical distancing restrictions continue.
Under this program, road lanes are closed to motor vehicle traffic so they can be used by people who are walking, running, cycling, rollerblading and the like. The large lanes allow users to spread out at a safe distance as recommended by health officials.
Click here to check out the existing and newly added spaces. Additional locations will be added to this webpage as new adaptive roads/lane closures are implemented over the spring and summer of 2021.
Safer use of off-leash areas
- All dogs (whether on or off-leash) must be under control at all times. Don’t pet other people’s dogs. Don’t let anyone pet your dog.
- Be a responsible pet owner: clean up after your dog.
COVID-19 service changes
Calgary at Home
Ways to keep active, healthy and have fun while at home.
Up to date info on provincial park closures.
Alberta Health Services
Instructions and updates on COVID-19.