The Results are In!


A new regional park will be built in Calgary’s northeast community of Cornerstone in the coming years.

The City worked with a design consultant to produce a concept for three park areas within the regional park. From November 1 – December 15, 2023 we held public engagement sessions and online engagement to see how Calgarians would like to use these spaces and what amenities were desired within. You can read the What We Heard Report by clicking here or by going to Engagement Reports section on this page.

The final concepts below are designed in response to public feedback collected, balanced with other factors such as design principles, site constraints, and environmental, operational and financial considerations. Click on the pink circles to learn more about each element.

NOTE: These are concepts only and the final project is subject to change.

Park Area 1 Final Concept

Cornerstone Park 1 Final Concept Drawing

Park Area 2 Final Concept

Park Area 3 Final Concept

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Background

What We Heard Report

An infographic shows some high-level results from the public feedback and is pictured below. This should be read alongside the What We Heard Report. Thank you to all who gave their time and input.

Feedback Infographic

Location Maps

The Cornerstone community is located in Calgary’s northeast, nestled inside of Stoney Trail N.E. and on either side of Country Hills Blvd N.E. Cornerstone Regional Park will be situated towards the northeast boundary of the community. The three areas of the park for public feedback are labeled Park Area 1, 2 and 3 on the last map.

About the Park

Most of the park is Environmental Reserve (ER) and will be protected as a natural wetland for its ecological, habitat, biodiversity, and stormwater management functions. If you wouldl like to learn more about the wetland itslelf, check out the FAQ section on this page. Throughout the ER, passive use amenities such as elevated boardwalks, observation decks, trails, pathways, and lookouts may be included as part of the final design to support low-impact use of these lands. Because these areas are protected and ecologically significant, they have limited development potential.

Some areas within the park, which are not designated as ER, have the option to include active uses – or recreational amenities – such as volleyball, tennis, cricket, barbeques, or campfire sites. These are the areas we are seeking public input on.

While the final concept is still under development, we know it will include public parking, washroom facilities, boardwalks, interpretative signage, connections to regional pathways, and rest areas.


Area 1 Concepts

A concept is NOT a final design. It is an idea on paper to show how elements may be laid out. In these concepts many of the amenities can be mixed and matched and the final concept will be based on many factors including engagement, budget, future maintenance considerations, availability of materials, etc.

Area 2 Concepts

This park area is sloped and the elements proposed take advantage of the grades in the area.

A concept is NOT a final design. It is an idea on paper to show how elements may be laid out. In these concepts many of the amenities can be mixed and matched and the final concept will be based on many factors including engagement, budget, future maintenance considerations, availability of materials, etc.

Area 3 Concepts

A concept is NOT a final design. It is an idea on paper to show how elements may be laid out. In these concepts many of the amenities can be mixed and matched and the final concept will be based on many factors including engagement, budget, future maintenance considerations, availability of materials, etc.



Previous Engagement

This section was open for input from November 1- December 15, 2023.

To view the What We Heard click on this link.

Engagement Overview

After viewing the concepts in the tabs above, we would like your feedback on the various programming areas in Cornerstone Regional Park. The park has three distinct areas as noted in the tabs; a larger central area (Park Area 1) and two smaller park areas (Park Areas 2 and 3), which will create a fully connected and continuous park.

Please click on each tab to provide input for each area, scrolling down through the questions and then clicking submit after each survey.

Park Area 1

A concept is NOT a final design. It is an idea on paper to show how elements may be laid out. In these concepts many of the amenities can be mixed and matched and the final concept will be based on many factors including engagement, budget, future maintenance considerations, availability of materials, etc.

Park Area 2

A concept is NOT a final design. It is an idea on paper to show how elements may be laid out. In these concepts many of the amenities can be mixed and matched and the final concept will be based on many factors including engagement, budget, future maintenance considerations, availability of materials, etc.

Park Area 3

A concept is NOT a final design. It is an idea on paper to show how elements may be laid out. In these concepts many of the amenities can be mixed and matched and the final concept will be based on many factors including engagement, budget, future maintenance considerations, availability of materials, etc.