The Parks department oversees various areas of parks development and construction throughout the city. The majority of open space development currently taking place in Airdrie is in new subdivisions. There are also several redevelopment and enhancement projects being undertaken by the City.
The City of Airdrie Great Places Plan was first endorsed by City Council in December 2006 and has recently been updated as of March 2016. This plan provides a 10-year vision and plan for open space development in Airdrie.
Some highlights of the plan include:
- a vision and principles for park development
- city scape analysis
- a comprehensive concept of open space development
- action strategies
The City of Airdrie follows the City of Airdrie Specifications & Guidelines in conjunction with the most current edition of the City of Calgary Parks Development Guidelines and Standard Specifications. There are some variances between the City of Airdrie and City of Calgary standards,
Please note: All landscape construction must follow the approvals process as outlined in the Calgary Parks Specifications.
Airdrie is now part of “The Great Trail” (Trans Canada Trail), created by Trans Canada Trail and partners in 1992. The trail is now 24,000 kilometres of multi-use recreational trail and is the world’s longest recreational trail. When completed, the trail will stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific and to the Arctic Oceans, linking over 1,000 communities and 34 million Canadians. Millions of Canadians and international visitors are now using the Trail. Airdrie's part of the trail connects to Irricana’s road network and Rocky View County’s proposed route.
- The Great Trail route (pdf)
- TransCanada Trail (pdf)
- City of Airdrie Standard Landscape & Specifications Guidelines (pdf)