James Short Park

Located among the towering downtown buildings, James Short Park is a popular place for Calgarians to relax during lunch hour.

About the park


Located in the heart of downtown, James Short Park was named for the James Short School that once stood in the same spot. Completed in 1991, the park houses the unique cupola with a hand winding clock.

Address: 115 4 Ave. S.W.

Area: .8 hectares 

Hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Park features


  • Small playground
  • Seating areas
  • Cupola with clock

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

History


Council approved a Notice of Motion in July 2020 to rename James Short Park and James Short Parkade, located on the boundary of Chinatown. Learn more about the renaming and how it will recognize Chinatown’s history, people and culture in a meaningful way. 

Calgary Parks

There are numerous community and public parks in Calgary to explore.

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