Glengarry Park Revitalization

a glengarry park clean-up is scheduled for saturday may 20 from 9am - 3pm - find out more here and hope to see you there!

Project summarY:

  1. A very successful first community engagement was held on Monday Oct 17 where 71 people came to share their views on the project and a total of 182 online survey forms were received. 

  2. A second Open House was held on Tuesday March 14 from 4:30-6:30 at the Good Companions 55 Plus Club to allow all residents an opportunity to see the revised plan and provide feedback. 

  3. Latest update below including the Park Clean-Up scheduled for May 20, 9am - 3pm.

If you have any questions or suggestions for the park revitalization please contact Maureen Lively, Chair of the Killarney-Glengarry Park Revitalization Committee at mlive@shaw.ca

The latest update from Maureen Lively - Chair of the Glengarry Park Revitalization Project:

"Hello Friends of Glengarry Park

Together, we started the journey to Revitalize Glengarry Park 14 months ago and, I am thrilled to announce that thanks to your support during the Community Engagement Process; the significant effort and support from Ron Buchan of the City of Calgary Parks Department; and the guidance and support of the Killarney Glengarry Community Association; the plan has been given approval to proceed!

Phase 1 of the Revitalization Plan will start this Spring.  The Calgary Parks Department has agreed to provide and pay for the following elements of the project:

  • The addition of two new picnic tables and one new bench in the playground area to encourage community gatherings. 
  • The main entrance at the SW corner will be graded and topped up with either gravel or asphalt.
  • Turf enhancements to the main free play area.
  • A fence will be erected to hold a fully enclosed legal off leash area of approximately 15,000 square feet with 2 gated entrances.  The fenced area will include 2 benches and one garbage can. 
  • The NE corner will have a locked gate for the members of the Good Companions 50 Plus Club to have access to the park to encourage members to use the park for programs and enjoyment. 
  • Two Hitching Posts (bollards) will be installed to tie up pets while a family is enjoying the playground to ensure that dogs are not within 5 meters of the playground.

The timing of Phase 2 will depend on fundraising.  The items on the suggestion list are:

  • Climbing stumps for the playground area by the berm. 
  • Cigarette urn by the entrance picnic table to eliminate litter.
  • Glengarry Park Sign to make a proud statement and welcome people into the park.
  • Stone dust pathway with distance markers to encourage exercise.
  • An artistic element.
  • Boulders and native grasses.
  • Bicycle rack.

A rough budget for these items is approximately $25,000 however; a detailed budget with quotes will be prepared in the coming weeks.

What’s Next and What Can You Do to Help?

We have a Spring Clean Up day on Saturday, May 20: The City will donate mulch, rakes, shovels and gloves if we can provide the volunteers. See more here.

The Killarney-Glengarry Community Association will be providing funding for the project – amount TBC.

Glengarry Park Revitalization Committee is investigating the ability to issue tax receipts for private and corporate donations.  Our donation goal is $10,000.

Steve Cargo has volunteered to put together a photo collage of the dogs of Glengarry Park to be submitted for the Killarney-Glengarry Newsletter – Killarney Canines.  Please email your pet photo to sj.cargo123@gmail.com

Thank you everyone, I am so proud to be part of the Killarney-Glengarry community!  I, as I am sure all of you are, am looking forward to the total completion of the Glengarry Park Revitalization Plan."

PREVIOUS PROJECT UPDATES:

Community Engagement 1: Monday October 17

The results from October 2016 showed greater than 90% support the revitalization plan. The most common feedback for the plan was that the proposed use of space offers a good balance that enhances the community and residents’ quality of life. However, there was concern expressed that the scale of the concept drawings was out of proportion giving the impression that there was not a functional use of space properly divided between the playground area, free-play open space for children and the proposed fenced off-leash dog area.

The goal now is to incorporate elements of the design that address the concerns that were expressed in the preliminary proposal in combination with those elements of the design that people felt were a necessity to maximize the use of our park. The architect’s revised plan incorporates those views by relocating the proposed fenced dog area to the far north end of the park utilizing the existing fence line.

This revision leaves more than 70% of the existing park as play space for families. Additionally, the diagonal footpath crossing the park will not be impeded in anyway and all four access points will remain.

If you have any questions or suggestions for the park revitalization please contact Maureen Lively, Chair of the Killarney-Glengarry Park Revitalization Committee at mlive@shaw.ca