Over the last year, residents of Queensland 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 Queensland’s community vision: The heart of a thriving community that fosters a sense of belonging.

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 Queensland:


Neighbourhood improvements for Queensland


Improvement Project: Community Cleanup Enhancement

Project Details: Organized events 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: Garbage Bins in Public Parks

Project Details: The City will work with the community to identify where garbage bins will be placed at local parks.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Encourages litter reduction and improves the aesthetics of the neighbourhood’s parks and green spaces.

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: Older Adult Programming (Yoga)

Project Details: The City will work with the community and provide a weekly opportunity for adults to gather and connect.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Increasing recreation programming in the neighbourhood by offering opportunities for older adults to connect.

Target Completion Date: Complete


Improvement Project: Park Benches

Project Details: The City will work with the community to identify where additional park benches will be placed.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Building neighbourhood gathering places for residents to connect.

Target Completion Date: Complete


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: Pickle Ball

Project Details: The City will work with the community to adapt courts and provide residents with the opportunity to learn this sport.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Giving residents an opportunity to connect and play with their neighbours.

Target Completion Date: Complete


Improvement Project: Playground Upgrades

Project Details: The City will work with the community to devise a plan to help fix playgrounds in need of improvements.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Engaging residents and the community associations to work together to develop gathering and play spaces that meet the needs of the neighbourhood.

Target Completion Date: 2017


Improvement Project: Snow and Ice Control Education

Project Details: The City will provide tips and information on the importance of keeping sidewalks clear of snow and ice in the winter.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Contributing to a safe and friendly neighbourhood by increasing a sense of belonging and safety in public places.

Target Completion Date: Forthcoming 2017


Improvement Project: Spruce Trees at the Community Association

Project Details: The City will work with the community to improve safety and visibility outside the Queensland Community Association by trimming the nearby spruce trees.

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

Target Completion Date: Complete


Improvement Project: Tree Planting Along Bow Bottom and Canyon Meadows Drive

Project Details: Additional trees will be added at this site as part of The City’s ReTree Community Program.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Increasing the urban forest tree canopy will contribute to the sense of place and neighbourhood pride.

Target Completion Date: Complete


Improvement Project: Youth Programming

Project Details: A weekly recreation program designed to promote physical activity.

Impact to Neighbourhood: Increasing the amount of local recreation programming in the community while offering an opportunity for youth to gather and connect with their neighbours.

Target Completion Date: Complete


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