Playground optimization program

Calgary’s playgrounds are great places for citizens of all ages to relax and play. The City maintains more than 1,100 playgrounds.

As playgrounds require lifecycle work, The City looks at maximizing use of the space to ensure it continues to meet community needs. We assess the need by looking at demographics and working with the community to determine whether the space is best suited as a playground, or should be transformed into another type of community gathering green space.

Safety for park visitors is our first priority, and each playground is inspected seven times a year to ensure Canada Safety Association guidelines are met. Parks will work with residents, community associations and other parties to discuss options prior to the lifecycle replacement.

If you have any questions or safety concerns, please contact 311.​​​​​​


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