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New Calgary-specific provincial guidance to limit the spread of COVID-19 restricts indoor group sport and recreation activities for Grade 7 to 12 youth as of Monday, April 19. Calgary Recreation is working to respond to the new directives and will contact any impacted customers and partners.

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Research and policy - Recreation

Recreation at The City of Calgary monitors and responds to changing trends and the evolving recreation needs of Calgarians. Ongoing research, policy and strategy development allows Recreation to continue to extend its reach to more Calgarians and remain relevant in changing times.

The Recreation Amenities Gap Analysis study provides concrete information about Calgarians' recreational needs providing guidance for the future provision of recreational opportunities and investments across the city.


The Calgary Arts Development Authority's Art Spaces Strategy and Capital Plan guides how The City directs investment in Calgary’s arts and culture system.

The 10 Year Strategic Plan for Sport Development and Enhancement outlines strategies to advance amateur sport in Calgary.

The Recreation Master Plan outlines the business unit’s strategic direction from 2010 – 2020.

Naming Rights Guidelines provide direction for not-for-profit organizations that wish to sell the naming rights for a facility that is City-owned or located on City-owned land.

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Naming Rights Guidelines