Since its establishment in 1985 as a non-profit organization, Parks Foundation Calgary has worked to create thriving communities and public spaces.

Our Mission

We exist so all Calgarians can enjoy a healthy lifestyle by providing easily accessible and unique, sport and green spaces.


What We've Achieved

  • Supported over 130 community projects valued at more than $15 million.
  • Awarded more than $12 million in support of amateur sport, to non-profit groups in Calgary.
  • Dedicated and replaced over 1,000 park benches throughout the city.
  • Developed and enhanced over 100 playgrounds.
  • Encouraged over 25 community-driven projects per year, through our Gift Administration Program.
  • Approved more than 400 grants to sport related projects.

We’ve been involved in well over $100 million worth of parks and recreation. We’ve got the support from three levels of government. It’s because of the ideas we have. I’m proud as the dickens of it. It’s a fabulous organization. There’s an awful lot of business talent that’s gone into the Parks Foundation.
— Terry Hawitt, founding member of Parks Foundation Calgary