Community Park Project

 

Update – January 2018

We are currently waiting on one final piece of the electrical puzzle before we have the capability to make ice. This should happen very soon, within the third or fourth week of January. If you have noticed, our volunteers have been keeping busy clearing the snow from the ice, in anticipation of our first flood, which is hopefully imminent. Once the electrical is complete and if the weather is cooperative, our dedicated team of volunteers will go to work creating ice for all to enjoy. Still aiming for skate-able ice in January.

If you would like to help us get up and running, we are in need of a few things for our tool shed, including shelving, peg boards, tools, a ladder, etc. If you can help, please email: parks@rrroca.org
 
See schedule below for ice usage. Please email parks@rrroca.org for feedback
 
The pleasure rink and fitness stations will be available after the next phase of the park is complete.
 
Also watch for our new rubber matting to be installed very soon. The pleasure rink and fitness stations will be available after the next phase of the park is complete.
 

We need your help!

We are looking for volunteers for a few hours per month to maintain the ice as part of a team. Please email: volunteerlead@rrroca.org for more information.
 
We are also looking for donations to stock our new workshop. Anything from tools to peg boards to wall mounts to chairs! The equipment for the ice needs to be maintained and kept in good shape for our ice to be the best it can be! Donations can be picked up. Please email parks@rrroca.org for more information.

There are sponsorship opportunities such as brand placement on the boards. Please email sponsorship@rrroca.org for more information.
 

Ice Usage

Royal Oak Ice Rink Schedule 2017
Statutory holidays and Christmas holidays (Dec. 25 to Jan.1) will run on the weekend schedule.
 

History of the Project

The idea for a Royal Oak/Rocky Ridge park began in 2008 with a community wide questionnaire when land was identified and secured for use by the Community Association. Follow up surveys provided additional feedback on preferred amenities and facilities and showed that the most highly rated facility was an outdoor rink.

RRROCA’s mandate is to provide for the needs of residents, provide information and decision making, liaise with the City, and promote health and safety. There were currently no outdoor rinks in the community association area for our residents, as well as no park focusing on family and sports activities. The goal for the Community Park was to fulfill these needs for our residents.

RRROCA developed a concept plan for an exciting community park to be located on reserve land east of the baseball diamond and William D. Pratt School at Royal Oak Way. The Community Association has a 15 year lease agreement with the City of Calgary for a community park.

Residents may recall initial plans proposed by RRROCA in 2013 for a hockey rink in this area. While the community all season park still features a 65×150 foot lit hockey rink with boards and protective fencing, the park is now envisioned to include amenities that will entertain residents of all ages throughout the year.

To learn more about the progress of the project, CLICK HERE to download the Community Rink presentation from the 2016 AGM.

We would like to express our gratitude to Parks Foundation Calgary and the Saddledome Foundation for their generous support of our community park project.