Balmoral Circus Park now open for the community to enjoy
Construction on Balmoral Circus Park is complete, and the park is open for the community to enjoy.
This project has transformed the paved intersection at 19 Avenue and 2 Street N.W. into park space. Given the unique design and rich history of Balmoral Circus, along with identified traffic concerns from the community, this project presented an opportunity to transform the space. Repurposing the intersection helps reduce through traffic on 19 Avenue and 2 Street N.W. while creating a new outdoor community space.
“After years of community consultation and months of design and build, the communities of Tuxedo Park and Mount Pleasant now have their historic Balmoral Circus Park back for social gathering, passive recreation, horticultural enjoyment, and quiet reflection that harkens back to the days of the early twentieth century,” says Councillor Terry Wong. “Initially designed as urban planning's City Beautiful movement as a means towards social order and increased quality of life, The City has returned to this park the urban grandeur and formality it once possessed. I am thrilled that this park is now complete for all Calgarians especially those in Ward 7 to enjoy year-round.”
Features of Balmoral Circus Park include:
· A compacted granular circuit around the perimeter of the park.
· Lawn space for passive recreation.
· Paved surface for play and activities.
· A north-south pathway through the park for walking and wheeling.
· New trees and plantings.
· Fixed and moveable seating and tables, as well as bike racks and waste receptacles.
Funding for this project is provided by the Established Area Growth and Change Strategy Capital Fund, which supports our existing communities so they can be vibrant and successful for decades to come.
The project is also participating in the CN EcoConnexions From the Ground Up program, sponsored by CN in partnership with Tree Canada. This program is supporting the project with $25,000 for tree planting in Balmoral Circus Park.
“CN is committed to making a positive impact on the communities along our network and is proud to invest in The City of Calgary,” says Patrick Whitehead, CN Senior VP of Network Operations. “From the Ground Up is a program within our CN EcoConnexions initiative and provides funding to support sustainable community tree planting and greening initiatives for Canadian municipalities and Indigenous communities across the country. Our goal is to help make these communities better places to live, work and play for our neighbours, customers and employees.”
The City of Calgary would like to thank the neighbours and community for their ongoing patience during construction. We encourage you to gather your family and friends and check out the park, and we hope you enjoy Balmoral Circus Park for many years to come.
For more information about the project, visit calgary.ca/balmoralcircuspark