Redevelopment of Glenmore Athletic Park
The new amenities will replace the ageing infrastructure that has reached the end of its usable life and is costly to maintain. Calgary Recreation will take this opportunity to modernize the track & field amenities with upgraded infrastructure and equipment to keep pace with athletics standards.
The project will include:
- 400-metre eight-lane running track
- Throwing sport area
- Interior natural turf multi-sport field
- Relocation of existing bleachers
Relocating the track will make room for the re-development of athletic fields along 50th Avenue in subsequent phases of the redevelopment. The project design phase will also be reviewing parking, access and site circulation needs to support the current phase.
The project provides the following benefits:
- Reduction of ongoing annual maintenance and improved operational efficiencies.
- Enhanced site accessibility, placemaking, and connectivity to the community.
- Upgraded amenities to continue hosting tournaments and events.
- Modernized service offerings to meet citizen expectations.
This investment in outdoor amenities at Glenmore Athletic Park will serve Calgary’s amateur sport community by providing high-performance sports facilities. It is also significant for promoting the local economy, fostering cultural vitality, contributing to a vibrant neighbourhood and encouraging healthy, active lifestyles.
Capital investment in this project will generate 43 full-time jobs (based on Infrastructure Calgary’s economic impact assessment model).
The contractor will adhere to The City’s Community Standards Bylaw, 5M2004 for hours of operation, material storage and construction best practices, including dust mitigation. If you have questions, please contact 311.
The estimated project cost for this work is $13.8 million.
Spring 2024, The Track & Field amenity will be available for public bookings.
November 2023, Construction is substantially complete. Fencing will remain in place until Spring 2024 to allow the recent seeding and sod to establish on the site fields and pathway areas. The site will be ready for use in Spring 2024. Minor construction activities will also occur at that time but will not affect bookings.
2020-2022, Related Project - Adaptive Roadways Program - The Adaptive Roadways Program will be implemented on several Calgary roadways, including 50 Avenue S.W. For more information, please visit the Adaptive Roadways webpage.
2018, City Council approved this project as part of the One Calgary 2019-2022 Capital Budget.
2012-2017, 50 Avenue S.W. Corridor Study - The concept planning process for Glenmore Athletic Park brought forward public concerns around parking, traffic and accessibility. A transportation corridor study of 50 Avenue S.W. was completed to explore issues and opportunities for accessing the area. The study identified current issues and concerns with 50 Avenue S.W. and provided recommendations for future improvements. For more information about the corridor study, please visit the 50 Avenue S.W. Corridor Study webpage.
2016, Tennis Court Replacement - Construction of the tennis courts at Glenmore Athletic Park was completed in 2016.
2010, the Glenmore Athletic Park Concept Plan was created to guide future capital improvements to the park. Development of the Concept Plan included extensive public engagement. City Council voted to approve the plan on July 19, 2010.