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New Bike Skills Park for South Glenmore Park - ANNOUNCEMENT

Building on the popularity of the previously constructed Bike Skills Parks in Chestermere and Fish Creek Park, Parks Foundation Calgary, in collaboration with the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance, is creating another new park amenity on the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway. The creation will be a two-acre bike skills park located at South Glenmore park, west of the sailing club.

The park, which will be the size of almost two football fields, will be designed for all ages and abilities, from a toddler on a balance bike to intermediate teen and adult riders.

Says Sheila Taylor, CEO of Parks Foundation Calgary, “This park will give families unique space to practice their skills, whether it be a new or experienced rider. It’s also located on the Rotary/Mattamy Pathway so it will be a fun destination Calgarians can cycle to and play.”

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Once it’s open, the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance will help maintain the park, leveraging their passion and expertise for cycling and making it more accessible to Calgarians. “The South Glenmore Bike Skills Park will be free to use, so we are so ecstatic about this project coming to life,” says David Mills, Executive Director of the Calgary Mountain Bike Alliance. “We are very grateful to the City of Calgary and Parks Foundation Calgary for their support.”

The park will help serve the increased demand for bike facilities in the city, while providing another recreational opportunity for Calgarians. Park construction will begin in spring 2019, with a planned opening date in summer 2019.

This important project is possible because of generous contributions from the Province of Alberta, Mountain Equipment Coop and other donors. Fundraising is ongoing; if you would like to make a contribution, click HERE

Creating Parks through Partnerships!

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At Parks Foundation we believe that all Calgarians deserve safe, interactive, and fun spaces to play and to gather in. Community green spaces offer an outdoor place to stay active, learn and build social connections. The Building Communities program is designed to provide support for community-led park projects so everyone can enjoy a healthy lifestyle and build vibrant communities.

 

BUILDING COMMUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM awarded seven grants from our May round of applications for a total of $150,000. We are excited to share our support for the following organization’s and their projects

  • Friends of SPS Foundation, St. Peter School’s Playground Replacement
  • Signal Hill Circle Community Association, Playground Replacement
  • Playground Heroes Society, St. Hubert School’s Playground Replacement
  • Springbank Hill Community Association, Nature Community Park
  • Prince of Peace Education Society, New School Playground
  • Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association, 17th Ave Pocket Square
     

PEMBINA AWARD was granted to:

•    Highland Park Community Association,
Playground Replacement

In addition to funding projects, we pride ourselves on providing ongoing support throughout the duration of every project. Our goal is to build community capacity and promote stewardship of new and valued community spaces. Each one of our supported projects will benefit Calgarians in all quadrants of our city, enhancing our green and recreational spaces and marking new landmarks across #YYC.

To support our work at Parks Foundation Calgary DONATE here.

 

HAPPY SUMMER!