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Century Gardens

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Location: 826 8 Ave. S.W.

Area: .7 hectares

Park hours: 5 a.m. – 11 p.m. 

Century Gardens is an urban park located in Calgary's downtown core that was originally developed in 1975 to celebrate Calgary's Centennial.

The Devonian Group donated the park land for the creation of a place of respite within the hustle and bustle of a busy downtown.

The 1975 park was Designed and built as an artistic expression of a landscape referred to as Brutalist; the fountains and water are symbolic of the area's mountains and rivers. The City recognizes this park and its unique features listing it in Calgary's inventory of evaluated historic resources.

The park is located between Seventh and Eighth Avenues and Seventh and Eighth Streets in the southwest quadrant of the city.

The park underwent a redevelopment beginning in 2018 and reopened in late-June 2021.

Redevelopment highlights include:

  • Two new park pavilion buildings, with a public washroom and the opportunity for a park food concession;
  • Upgraded heritage waterfalls, landscaping, lighting with security cameras;
  • Restored and repositioned public art sculptures;
  • A wood amphitheatre;
  • A new central water feature splash pad;
  • Wider park entrances, improved site lines, and increased route options to and from the train platform.
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