The What We Heard Report provides a summary of what we heard during Phase 1 of engagement. The findings and comments will be used to inform the development of GamePLAN for Facilities draft recommendations.

We are also working with groups and agencies to learn about their experiences with publicly-funded recreation facilities.

A second phase of public engagement on the Plan’s draft recommendations will occur later in 2023. Please subscribe to our email list to receive project updates and notification of the next engagement opportunity.


The City of Calgary (The City) owns and operates over 50 recreation facilities across Calgary. Another 190 City-owned facilities are operated by third-party partners. These facilities range in size from large multi-amenity recreation centres like Southland Leisure Centre to smaller specialized facilities like Glenmore Sailing School (see map).

GamePLAN for Facilities will provide updated planning guidelines and an investment strategy for where, when, and how The City should invest in publicly-funded recreation facilities.


This phase of public engagement focuses on these key areas:

  • How Calgarians use publicly-funded recreation facilities.
  • What improvements should be made to recreation facilities.
  • How The City should plan for new and improved facilities.

We are also working with groups and agencies to learn about their experiences with publicly-funded recreation facilities.


PHASE 1 ENGAGEMENT - Closed December 1, 2022

Our Phase 1 public engagement survey was open for the month of November. The survey is now closed. Our Phase 1 What We Heard Report can be viewed HERE. Please join our mailing list (top right-hand corner) to receive project updates and learn about our next opportunity for public input.

Public feedback from the November survey will contribute to recommendations for future recreation facility investment, design and location. Thank you to everyone who took the time and provide their perspective on our Phase 1 engagement.


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