Community Park Project
The plan for the community park includes year-round family uses and multi-generational facilities.
Based on feedback from residents, the plan concept has changed slightly. The parking lot has been relocated and the lighting system will shut off at 10pm.
Phase 1 of the project includes servicing, the hockey rink, and the storage shed.
Phase 2 upgrades will be completed through 2017/2018
Unfortunately, due to factors outside of our control, the community rink will not be open this winter. We are looking forward to a Winter 2017 grand opening.
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 are 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 is to fulfill these needs for our residents.
RRROCA has 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. Major components of the planned park include an outdoor hockey rink, pleasure skating rink, and fitness stations. Other components include city servicing, a parking lot, a storage building for equipment, lighting, and amenities for users including benches and rubber surfacing.
How can you help?
We are currently looking for volunteers for a few hours per month to maintain the ice. Please email email@example.com to sign up.
There are sponsorship opportunities (such as brand placement on the boards). For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the progress of the project, CLICK HERE to download the Community Rink presentation from the 2016 AGM.