It’s Park season here in Calgary! Calgary parks and playgrounds are a beehive of activity, and there is also a lot happening “behind the scenes” to make our Calgary Parks even better! A few weeks ago, we posted about Confederation Park’s new playground. Well, we have more playground news to tell you about!
First of all, Prairie Winds Park in NE Calgary has been undergoing a refurbishment project and will have its grand re-opening soon! Come check out the new and improved features of this NE City green space that include an unique playscape complete with a zipline, running bowl, concrete wave and half court. There are also new picnic shelters, tables, and cooking areas plus a new cricket pitch and public art feature. A new wading pool and lazy river is also in the plans but the water features are not open until June, 2017.
So come and join the City of Calgary, His Excellency Mayor Nenshi, and City of Calgary Councillor Jones at the official grand re-opening of Prairie Winds Park. There will be food trucks on-site, music, speeches, ribbon cutting and guided public art walks. City of Calgary services booths will also be on hand to share information for citizens.Please note: Parking is limited. McKnight-Westwinds C-train station is a 20 min walk to the park.
We also have another park opening to tell you about. The subject of inclusive and accessible playgrounds has been in the news recently. There is increased awareness for the need for more playgrounds to be accessible to those with limited mobility or with sensory issues that may create for them to enjoy many playgrounds in our city. The Variety Club of Alberta has been hard at work to create an accessible playground at South Glenmore park. Variety Park is a well attended destination park and is holding an opening event to celebrate its completion. All Calgary families are invited to come out to this celebration event, to meet the guest speakers and enjoy the newly added playground features. There will be food and entertainment and the grand unveiling of the expanded accessible and inclusive playground!
Prairie Winds Park Grand Opening Event Details:
When: May 26th 2017
Time: 3-6 PM
Where: Prairie Winds Park
Address: 223 Castleridge Blvd NE, Calgary AB
South Glenmore Variety Park Grand Opening Event Details:
Although we do our best to provide you with accurate information, all event details are subject to change. Please contact the facility to avoid disappointment.