About the park
Laycock Park is located along Nose Creek, south of 64 Avenue N.E., in the communities of Thorncliffe and Skyline West. There is a parking lot at the north side of 6 Street N.E. with a 37-meter bridge connecting the east and west sides of the park. The Nose Creek pathway system travels through the park and makes up part of the Trans Canada Trail network.
Park improvements and construction
Laycock Park has undergone many updates over the past few years and will continue to see ongoing improvements until 2027.
Upcoming improvements beginning early in 2024 include construction of the permanent parking lot at the north end of 6 Street N.E., a new pathway connection to 6 Street N.E., and a new rain garden feature beside the parking lot. While this work is underway parking may be closed. Construction could impact the area until summer 2025.
Late in 2024, riverbank repairs will occur across from the stormwater outfall in Laycock Park. The construction of a new sanitary sewer trunk pipe along nose Creek to Beddington Trail N.E. will resume early in 2024, with expected completion by summer 2025.
The north side of the park, near the baseball diamonds will be utilized for equipment storage and tunnelling construction. To the west of the baseball diamonds, upgrades to underground storm systems will happen late in 2024. Once that work is complete, landscape rehabilitation will happen in the impacted area.
Usage of the park will be impacted during construction in 2024 and 2025. Parking lot restrictions may occur, the baseball diamonds and basketball court may not be available, and there will be fenced off areas in the park along with pathway detours.
While we make every effort to provide accurate timelines, it is important to note that the length of construction can be impacted by the condition of the soil, the condition of existing utilities, unfavourable weather, and availability of materials.
Improvements already completed
Several improvements have been built within the park. To the west of Nose Creek, an accessible playground has been installed, the pathway has been updated, and an access road from Blackthorne Road N.E. to the recently constructed stormwater infrastructure has been built. To the east of Nose Creek, a new basketball court and sanitary sewer infrastructure have been installed. A new flood resilient pedestrian bridge connecting the east and west sides of the park over Nose Creek was opened to the public at the end of 2019.
- Nose Creek
- Open grass area
- Dedication plaque
- Picnic area with shelter
- Baseball diamonds
- Off-leash area
Laycock Park was named in honour of the Laycock family who pioneered agriculture in the Calgary area when Alberta was still part of the Northwest Territories. In the early 1900s, a piece the park was farmed by Thomas Laycock and his family. Thomas was involved in the dairy cattle industry and became a director of the Calgary Exhibition (eventually renamed to the Calgary Stampede). Laycock Park was built with funds from the Thorncliffe/Greenview community, and subsidies from the City of Calgary and the Provincial Government.
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