Calgarians invited to help reimagine public recreation

The City of Calgary is engaging partners, recreation groups, community associations and the public to develop a long-term strategic vision, called GamePLAN, for the future of public recreation.

Public engagement, feedback from sector partners and research will help shape our approach to delivering inclusive, equitable and sustainable recreation services over the next 10 to 30 years.

“We understand recreation doesn’t mean the same thing to all people and we are actively exploring new ways to meet the needs of Calgarians in a sustainable way,” said Heather Johnson, Director of Recreation & Social Programs. “Whether it’s meeting physical fitness goals, spending time learning a new skill or craft, or engaging in cultural or community activities — we want to know what recreation means to Calgarians and what their goals are for public recreation in the future.”

Calgary’s public recreation system is a network of service delivery partners, including facility operators, social recreation groups and community service providers who share a mandate to provide quality, accessible, affordable and inclusive recreation opportunities. We want Calgarians to help us shape the long-term vision for the future of public recreation and inform strategies to improve these services.

Starting today, Calgarians are invited to help reimagine public recreation by completing a brief survey at

We will also be popping up at events and locations throughout the winter, offering further opportunities for Calgarians to provide input.

Public engagement will be ongoing until Jan. 31, 2024. Input from public engagement will be included in a report to City Council in the summer of 2024.