Falconridge/Castleridge values being a safe, clean, beautiful and well-maintained neighbourhood.
Residents outlined what was important to them, focusing on the themes of people, places, programs and possibilities. The City then worked with residents to identify projects that would support the vision and be possible in their neighbourhood, and then residents prioritized the projects.
Residents in Falconridge/Castleridge will have more opportunities to meet, gather and play in new spaces. Residents will be encouraged to be more active, develop new friendships, and enjoy the outdoor beauty of their neighbourhood.
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 Falconridge/Castleridge.
|Improvement Project||Project Details||Target Completion Date|
|Open Space Assessment for green spaces||The City will work with the community to develop a long-term plan for the future use of the neighbourhood’s existing green spaces.||Fall 2018|
|Active stencils / distance marking on existing pathway||Activity stencils on pathways such as hopscotch, mazes or jumping games.||Summer 2018|
|Outdoor Children’s Program||An opportunity for children to participate in unstructured play.||Summer 2018|
|Additional programs||New programs such as Cricket, Bhangra classes, Geocaching and/or Pickleball.||Summer 2018|
|Fire hydrant re-purposing||Reusing and repainting old hydrants and installing them in the off-leash dog park.||Fall 2018|
|Community Clean-up||Offer an additional community clean-up day with the possibility of cleaning up community parks and public spaces. To celebrate increased pride in the communities, the day would conclude with an event at the Community Association building.||Fall 2018|
|Street decoration||Adding visual interest to a street reminds motorists that they have entered a vibrant and active community and encourages them to drive with appropriate attention and care.||Summer 2018|
|Evening walking group with Calgary Police Service (CPS) / Community safety conversation||An opportunity for residents to come together with a common purpose of promoting overall health, healthy aging and reducing stress through walking while learning tips on personal and community safety.||Late February 2018|
|Activate unused green spaces||A Community Garden in Castleridge provides an opportunity for residents to garden and beautify their neighbourhood||Fall 2018
This project is dependent on feasibility study.
|Micro-grant support||Supporting community members in applying to ActivateYYC and other community grant programs that support resident-led initiatives.||Winter 2018|
|Activate the green space between Terry Fox High & the Community Association||Better use of this green space will contribute to beautification of the neighbourhood.||Fall 2018
There are also projects that are lead by residents.
|Resident Led project||Project Details||Timeline|
|Tool Lending Library / Yard Maintenance on a Budget||Helping you create a yard that you are proud of! Providing opportunities to learn about keeping your yard looking nice including what plants to use to minimize maintenance. The Tool Lending Library would assist Falconridge/Castleridge by having a limited variety of home and garden tools that can be borrowed. It would also provide education on how to use the tools and techniques to help maintain yards and outside spaces.||Ongoing|
|Back Alley Parties||We can transform a back alley from what it may look like now to a temporary public space that residents can enjoy! Possible ideas could include a popcorn machine & benches set up for neighbours to visit, outdoor yoga or dance classes, and big scale games to play.||Ongoing|
|Connecting Culture pop-up bus||In partnership with different faith and cultural groups, each group would be responsible for the activities on the bus (dance, food, etc.) for 1-2 hours. This would improve people's understanding of different cultures and allow people to meet their neighbours and build relationships.||Ongoing|
|Walking school bus||A Walking School bus is a simple way to reduce the number of cars traveling to and from school and give families a safe, active way to get to school. Volunteer parents act as Walking School bus leaders, one or two times per week. The group walks past each home and children join the walk along the way. This can also create stronger relationships between families in the neighbourhood and children can develop friendships, learn and practice traffic safety skills, and enjoy active transportation daily.||Ongoing|
|Night Market in green space||A Night Market transforms an outdoor space to bring together creatives from culinary, design, performance and graphic arts sectors to celebrate community, diversity and the power of food. This supports healthier, more connected and more self-determined communities.||Ongoing|
Thank you to everyone who participated and shared ideas with us, the public engagement is now closed. The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018. A full summary report of everything we heard during the engagement can be found here. For What We Heard reports for each of the engagement phases see below.
A report of what we heard when Falconridge/Castleridge residents prioritized initiatives created at the idea workshops to make their vision a reality is available here.
The report of what we heard during the Falconridge/Castleridge workshops is available here.
The vision statement for Falconridge/Castleridge is: Falconridge/Castleridge values being a safe, clean, beautiful and well-maintained neighbourhood.
Thanks to everyone who provided input into the neighbourhood vision words. All the ideas you provided can be found in the What We Heard Report.
Input is now closed. Below are the questions we asked in November-December. The report of what we heard is available here.
Please rank the following projects by impact to community so we can help make your neighbourhood become an even better place to live, work and play. Based on the neighbourhood vision for Falconridge/Castleridge, the following initiatives are possible for The City to support as part of the This is my neighbourhood program.
From July 28 to August 8 we asked for your preference on the vision statements. See below for results.
Pick the vision statement you think is best for Falconridge/Castleridge.
This poll has concluded.
The City created This is my neighbourhood to work with residents to create a community visions that helps guide the delivery of City programs, services and small-scale infrastructure improvements.
This is my neighbourhood began in 2015 with a group of 14 inaugural communities. As part of the This is my neighbourhood program, The City partnered with the first group of neighbourhoods to deliver more than 100 programs, services and small-scale improvement projects that residents requested. Overall, This is my neighbourhood will take place in 28 neighbourhoods over four years from 2015 to 2018.
The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018.