Parks & Pathways

Riverbend Playground Project 2017

Playground at River Rock Manor was removed in the fall of 2017 as part of the City of Calgary Playground Optimization Program. Some of the playground equipment was no longer meeting Canada Safety Association Standards. It is now up to the residents of Riverbend to decide how best to use the space. There are several options that are being discussed:

  1. leave space as is (with remaining playground equipment)
  2. take out remaining playground equipment and convert into green space
  3. add picnic tables to the area
  4. put new playground equipment [this option is very costly and due to current Riverbend demographics unlikely to be approved]
  5. put 'ninja style equipment' -see picture

Please let us know of your preferred option and any other suggestions at

Revisions to Parks By-laws

Is there something you wish you could do in the park that you aren’t allowed to do right now? The Parks and Pathway Bylaw was last reviewed in 2003, almost 15 years ago. Since then a number of innovations have occurred that influence how we use parks from using goats to manage weeds, to the use of segways and drones – it’s time to review this bylaw.

The City wants to understand your vision for parks in Calgary and capture all the opportunities and issues that affect park users. This input will help determine how the Parks Bylaw should change, to make park experiences better for everyone. Is there anything you want to change in our parks? Do you have any ideas on how we can reduce user conflicts in parks?

Throughout February we will be collecting feedback from Calgarians. To share your thoughts please visit or call 311.