In 2018 The City did engagement in Ranchlands for the project called This is My Neighbourhood (TIMN). TIMN was created as an opportunity for residents to partner with The City to identify ways to help make their neighbourhood an even better place to live, work and play.
During TIMN residents in Ranchlands outlined what was important to them and came up with a vision: Ranchlands values feeling safe walking around the community and near streets, having beautiful parks and more gardens, having residents who care about their properties, and having modern playgrounds where families can gather.
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.
One project was an open space plan assessment.
An Open Space Plan is a framework for the enhancement of public open space areas in suburban Calgary communities. In 2018, The City developed the Neighbourhood Open Space Guidelines,which provide a general step-by-step process for understanding and enhancing open spaces in all of Calgary. The document will become available in late 2018.
A What We Heard report will be provided to the community on October 22nd, 2018. Once all of the engagement results are compiled, a open space assessment report for Ranchlands will be shared with the Community Association for future implementation.
Interested in making the open space a reality? Connect with your community association to see how you can help.