Community Park Project
Update – November 2017
Work is progressing on the completion of Phase 1 of the park. Within the next several weeks, the completion of the electrical supply to the lights will coincide with the completion of The Hub picnic shelter/storage building. Once this is complete, our dedicated team of volunteers will go to work creating ice for all to enjoy! We are aiming to have a skate-able surface before the end of the year!
See schedule below for ice usage. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for feedback
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: email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There are sponsorship opportunities such as brand placement on the boards. Please email email@example.com for more information.
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.