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Parks and Playground Amenities Program (PAPA)

The Parks and Playground Amenities Program (PAPA) will focus on improving park spaces that need it most, thanks to the $18 million approved by Council last year during adjustments to The City's service plans and budgets for 2023-26.

The Program provides greater opportunities for Calgarians to connect with their natural environment and each other. Some projects this year will enter a public engagement process, while others will go directly into construction.

Regular lifecycle and maintenance activities, such as playground replacements, are also being planned with the aim to enhance communities and provide a broader range of play opportunities. In addition,16 other projects are funded through the ENMAX legacy capital fund and the Established Areas Growth and Change Strategy program.

PAPA funding will be directed to the following projects this year: 

Playground Optimization Program (planned engagement in 2024 with anticipated construction in 2025)

  • Bowness
  • Ranchlands
  • Beddington
  • Huntington Hills
  • Dover

Inclusive playgrounds

  • Forest Lawn (in partnership with Parks Foundation)
  • Diamond Cove
  • West Hillhurst
  • Ogden

New and upgraded playgrounds

  • Falconridge
  • Bridlewood

Parks Foundation Partnership Projects:

  • Dementia inclusive park in Dover
  • Saddle Ridge Playpark enhancement
  • Skyview Ranch shade structure
  • Applewood Playpark

Recreational amenities

  • Tuxedo Park Beach Volleyball courts
  • Vista Heights disc golf course
  • Cricket/soccer pitch in Silverado

Infrastructure improvements

  • Improvements to entrances at Confederation Park and Riley Park
  • Citadel Community Association parking lot upgrade
  • Missing pathway link along Country Hills Boulevard NE in Coventry to access Nose Creek Park natural area
  • Chinese Cemetery Revitalization in Erlton
  • Elliston Park electrical upgrades in partnership with ENMAX – providing improved service for festivals and events and removing the need for gas powered generators

This information has no legal status and cannot be used as an official interpretation of the various bylaws, codes and regulations currently in effect. The City of Calgary accepts no responsibility to persons relying solely on this information. Web pages are updated periodically. ​