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New regional park

In 2021, the City acquired 185 acres of land in northeast Airdrie for $10.44M with the intention to develop a regional park, benefiting Airdrie’s growing population. The land was chosen based on its natural conditions, location and access.

Although planning of the regional park has not begun, approximately 75 acres of land will be preserved as a natural and treed area.

Public engagement and master planning will begin in 2023. Input from the community will help us prioritize amenities and create a staged phased development plan that will be implemented over several years. In the interim, the land will NOT be available for public use. It will continue to be leased to farmers and ranchers to ensure the land is productive while park planning work is completed.

Organized sport and civic/event/arts theme

At the Nov. 21, 2022, regular meeting, Council approved an “organized sport and civic/event/arts theme” theme for the NE regional park.

This theme will likely include:

  • quad diamonds
  • several rectangular fields
  • open event space with an outdoor stage
  • a campground to support sport tournaments and on-site events 
  • a natural area with trails and interpretative features
colour coded block showing percentages of regional park allocation
legend for regional park allocation

The concept accommodates the need for sport amenities and an outdoor gathering space for the community.