Shouldice Athletic Park is a significant public space in Calgary. Designated by Council as the home of amateur football in Calgary in 1986, the park serves an estimated 6,000 football players of all ages and skill levels and is home to several baseball, softball and soccer leagues and events.

Initial concept plans for redevelopment of the park outlined a long-term (10-year), phased investment strategy. Upgrades began in 2009 (Phase 1) with the construction of three artificial turf fields where every year thousands of kids learn new skills, build confidence and stay active. In the spring of 2014, construction began on the plaza, a shared space connecting amenities and improving the overall aesthetics of the park. This included installation of underground utility servicing and laid the foundation for Phase 3.

Phase 3 began in the spring of 2015 following the award of $5.69 million in grant funding through the Alberta Community Partnership (ACP) initiative. The Government of Alberta’s significant contribution allowed for the construction of new player and spectator amenities in the plaza, including new change rooms and public washrooms. The City of Calgary announced the completion of the plaza in the spring of 2016.

Ongoing construction

We recognize the impact that ongoing construction has for residents and park users, and ask your continued patience as we continue to improve and maintain the park. There are currently two projects in progress:

Shouldice Athletic Park Artificial Turf Restoration and Resiliency Project
Shouldice Athletic Park Irrigation System Upgrades

City of Calgary contractors adheres 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.

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