Civic News

Taza Development – Tsuu T’ina Project

The website for the Taza Development on the Tsuu T’ina has been launched. You can find all information regarding the project below.

https://expeOakridge-Aerialriencetaza.com/

South Glenmore Bicycle Pump Track nears completion

The South Glenmore Bicycle Pump Track is slated to open in mid-August, and the City of Calgary and the Parks Foundation are looking for Park Ambassadors to help promote positive leadership and proper etiquette at the track when it opens.

Volunteers would need to be able to dedicate a minimum of one to two hours to spend at the park, with training to be provided on Aug. 13th at 7 p.m. from the City of Calgary and the Parks Foundation.

Requirements are as follows: 

• Above the age of 18

• Passion for biking and the outdoors

• Positive attitude

• Confidence talking to and engaging with park users

For full details on the training, please visit cmbalink.com/south-glenmore-pump-track-volunteers-wanted

For more information on the pump track, visit https://www.parksfdn.com/bikepumptrack

Quinterra Legacy Park construction to be completed this fall

For more information, visit https://www.parksfdn.com/quinterra

Oakmore Park Closed for Irrigation Project

The City of Calgary has started a project to install a new irrigation system in the sports fields in Oakridge. The City is trying to ensure that the fields can sustain high use while staying in good condition. To this end, it is installing an irrigation system that will efficiently irrigate the sports fields, to make them more resilient to use by sports teams or others using the space.

Fences have been installed around the fields to ensure the site is safe. The parks water services is located to the east, down the regional pathway. The water line being installed near the pathway, across utilities, by heavy equipment will also mean that the pathway will have to be closed. The project should last until the end of the season, but the city will not keep the pathway closed that long, as it intends to open that up when the pipe is laid and the trench filled in. Parks has also asked the contractor to alter the fence configuration, so that the playground can be accessed from the east, while the rest of the site is fenced.

Pedestrian Bridge in Weaselhead Flats to be named after former Ward 11 councillor Barry Erskine

The pedestrian bridge in Weaselhead Flats will soon be named after the former Ward 11 councillor Barry Erskine. The motion was passed on July 20th and the official announcement was made at City Council on July 27th.

The dedication will be announced in September at a yet to be confirmed date and time, as part of the Weaselhead/Glenmore Park Preservation Society’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic.

“He became a well-known figure advocating for natural environments at a time when it wasn’t popular.,” Ward 7 Councillor Drew Farrell said of her former colleague. “He fought for our parks and pathways. He cared about nature so much, he actually wrote in green ink. He always had green pens with him. He was the one behind the Reader Rock Garden, when it had fallen to ruin. He was able, with the Parks Department, to find the original plans of the original house and he had that house re-built and the Reader Rock Garden restored.

“And Barry was a massive advocate for Weaselhead Flats, so I  think, if he’s watching, I think he would be thrilled with this honour.”

Erskine passed away on Feb. 14, 2019 at the age of 73, due to complications from dementia. He represented Ward 11 – in which Oakridge sits – for 15 years, from 1992 to 2007.