DOWNTOWN IS EVOLVING: CENTURY GARDENS PARK
Century Gardens Park, a Calgary historic resource, was developed in 1975 to celebrate Calgary’s Centennial as an abstraction of the Rocky Mountains and Foothills. Now 40+ yrs old, the park’s mechanical and electrical equipment and some above-ground features are reaching the end of their lifecycle and need upgrading.
As part of the project, 65 diseased, damaged, or vandalized trees will be removed and replaced with 70 new trees. The new trees will be species that grow well in urban environments, placed in locations that promote better sight-lines through the park. The 16 healthy trees on-site will be left in place and protected during construction.
Construction Impacts: The park will be closed to the public during construction for safety reasons. Expect the following closures:
- 8 St SW sidewalk alongside the park
- 8 Av SW sidewalk alongside the park
- Single lane closures along 8 St SW and 8 Av SW as required
Completion expected in 2019. Fencing is in place and the construction area will remain closed until the project is complete.