About the park
Olympic Plaza was built in 1988 for the Olympic Winter Games in Calgary as the site of the medal presentation ceremonies and now hosts many special events & festivals throughout the year. It is also a wonderful place to sit and enjoy your lunch during the noon hour.
Events at Olympic Plaza
This summer, rediscover downtown Calgary parks by attending one of the many events listed below. Learn more about the pilot project to increase the vibrancy of three downtown Calgary parks this summer by visiting calgary.ca/rediscoverparks.
While visiting Olympic Plaza, please remember that the following is not permitted:
- Personal e-scooters
- Dogs or other pets
- After hours activities
Rentals provide by http://www.calgaryskaterentals.com.
Rental availability may be different than skating hours.
The waterfalls are currently turned off for the season
The park includes a section of the escarpment but most of the area is on the flats. The flats are gravel deposits on an outer curve of the river. Consequently the shape of the park is constantly changing as some areas are washed away and others built up.
Prior to becoming parkland, the flats were owned by various large land-owners although there is no evidence of major human activities or settlement in the area. But, there is an interesting structure called a "sappers bridge" built in 1992 by military field engineers, otherwise known as sappers.
There are numerous community and public parks in Calgary to explore.
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