Dale Hodges Park

Dale Hodges Park is a large natural environment park that lies along the northern bank of the Bow river, adjacent to Bowmont Park, on the lands of a former gravel pit.

About the park

The park is dedicated to former Calgary Alderman Dale Hodges in recognition of his 30 years of public service and his many contributions to the city. Mr. Hodges is Calgary’s longest service member of council and took an active role in protecting and creating Calgary’s green spaces while in office.

The park makes the storm water treatment process visible as it travels to the Bow River. The project shows citizens how storm water is managed and aims to inspire curiosity and a deeper understanding of how our natural and manmade systems interact.

The storm water treatment system is estimated to reduce sediment in storm water by 50 per cent, helping to protect our river system.

This project is a unique collaboration between Parks, Water Resources and Public Art. Learn more about the process from concept to creation.

Address: 2123 52 Street N.W.

Area: 40 hectares 

Hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Park features

The City of Calgary's acquisition of the former Klippert gravel pit presented an outstanding opportunity to restore the ecological integrity of the area, while at the same time enhancing the recreational and educational value of the east side of Bowmont Park.

The park features include:

  • Storm water pond
  • Wetlands
  • Wildlife habitat
  • Regional pathway
  • Trails for cycling and walking
  • Look out points
  • Boardwalk

Public parks, pathways, skateparks and greenspaces are available for booking.


Open houses were held between 2012-2014. View the survey results and summary of public engagement.

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