Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Zoo Flood Mitigation Project – Upcoming information sessions

Calgarians are invited to an open house on Thursday, October 8, to learn more about the Zoo Flood Mitigation project.

The project will protect the zoo against future flooding, preserving one of Calgary’s greatest assets, and ensuring that the zoo will be able to teach and delight Calgarians and visitors for generations to come.

The project includes flood protection measures such as below-ground steel sheets, above-ground berms, and a pumping system.

Construction on the project is anticipated to begin in December, 2015, and will require closing Zoo Road over the next two winters (approx. December 2015 – June 2016 and September 2016 – June 2017). Zoo Road will re-open during the summer months, and the Calgary Zoo will be open and operating as usual throughout construction.

About the Open House
Date: Thursday, October 8
Time: 5-8 p.m.
Location: The Alexandra Centre (922 9 Ave S.E.)
Parking: Street parking and bike racks available

At the open house, citizens will be provided with project details, including:
Staff from The City of Calgary and the Calgary Zoo will be in attendance to answer questions and address concerns.

For more details on the project or the information session, please visit

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, we can't attend this meeting due to a conflict in a prior commitment. We would like to know that serious thought has gone into how this mitigation will impact Inglewood if there is another flood like 2012. Will it in turn push the waters through our community? I'm hopeful all of that has been considered and further issues won't be in people's homes and businesses because the water has to go somewhere.