Over the last year, residents of Dover identified ways to help their neighbourhood become an even better place to live, work and play.

Residents outlined what was important to them, focusing on the themes of people, places, programs and possibilities. These discussions led to the development of Dover’s community vision: A safe, clean, diverse and accepting neighbourhood. We strive to make our family-friendly neighbourhood one we can be even more proud of by looking out for each other, involving our youth, and supporting local businesses. We know and are connected to our neighbours.

The City then worked with residents to identify projects that would support the vision and be possible in their neighbourhood. Residents prioritized the projects and City Administration ensured they could be implemented.

The following is a summary of programs, services and/or small-scale infrastructure improvements that The City of Calgary will implement in partnership with residents of Dover:


Neighbourhood improvements for Dover


Improvement Project: Basketball Infrastructure

Project Details: New basketball hoops installed at the Dover Community Association to meet the increasing demand for basketball infrastructure and to respond to the popularity of the sport in Dover.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Assists young people in developing friendships, participate in activities and deepen their connections to those around them. This increases social resiliency and develops a sense of investment and ownership in community youth.

Target completion date: Complete


Improvement Project: Community Cleanup Enhancement

Project Details: The City will provide additional resources for the annual Dover Community Association cleanup event. The event is designed to help save residents a trip to the landfill for items that do not fit in their waste and recycling carts.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Providing an opportunity for residents to improve their personal and community spaces.

Target Completion Date: Complete


Improvement Project: Community Play Day

Project Details: A free family event featuring a variety of fun and interactive activities.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Provides an opportunity for people in the community to connect, play and develop friendships.

Target Completion Date: Complete


Improvement Project: Lawn Chair Theatre

Project Details: A free family event featuring great snacks and live entertainment.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Adds to the vibrancy of the neighbourhood and contributes to a friendly neighbourhood.

Target Completion Date: Complete


Improvement Project: Lighting in Park on Doverbrook Crescent

Project Details: The City will work with the community to find appropriate lighting and other solutions to address safety within the park.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Assessing the space to make it safer and a more attractive gathering place for the community.

Target Completion Date: Forthcoming 2017


Improvement Project: Park n' Play and Stay n' Play

Project Details: A free one-week summer recreation program for children.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Provides an opportunity for children and their families to come together while encouraging recreation and play.

Target Completion Date: Complete


Improvement Project: Pet Education Program

Project Details: A free City-led information session on proper pet ownership and pet safety.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Pet education helps create a family friendly neighbourhood that is safe and enjoyable for all.

Target Completion Date: Complete


Improvement Project: Utility Box and Garbage Bins Public Art

Project Details: The City will work with the community to identify utility boxes and garbage bins which will be painted by City approved artists.

Impact to Neighbourhood: The art will help build community identity while adding the vibrancy of the neighbourhood.

Target Completion Date: Complete

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