|Rendering of the new Quarry Park Recreation Facility, opening 2016|
|Rendering of the view from the main lobby of the new |
Great Plains Recreation Facility, opening 2016
Further east and just north of Glenmore Trail at the Great Plains recreation facility, two multi-sport ice rinks will serve the competitive and leisure enthusiasts of ice sports. But great attention was also paid to make sure this would be a social experience for the fans. Among the familiar swoosh of blades gliding over the ice, there are plenty of spaces outside of the traditional seating areas where parents, grandparents and supporters can keep one eye on the ice while enjoying a conversation and connecting in a shared love of sport.
These are the wonderful experiences I have come across time and time again in my 35-year career working with City-owned recreation facilities. In the next 12 months or so as the Quarry Park and Great Plains facilities are used for the first time, I look forward to seeing the strengthened relationships, enriched families and a more active, vibrant and complete community for southeast Calgarians.
About the Author
Rob McAuley began his career with The City of Calgary 35 years ago in Aquatics. He is currently the manager of the New Recreation Facilities Project which is responsible for developing four new recreation facilities in Quarry Park, Great Plains, Seton and Rocky Ridge.
To learn more, visit www.calgary.ca/newreccentres