Alberta Parks is seeking public input on a draft Sikome Aquatic Facility redevelopment plan. Sikome is an artificial waterbody located within Fish Creek Provincial Park in the City of Calgary that serves as a public swimming area during the summer months. It is currently open June to September.
Visitation to Sikome has significantly increased since it opened in the late 1970’s. There is a need to update the facility to provide a modern urban provincial park visitor experience. This experience should reflect current trends in programming, open space demands, and connect Albertans to nature.
Alberta’s population has also significantly grown and urbanized. From 2011 until 2016, Calgary’s population has grown by 14.6 per cent. With these trends, access to parks and open spaces become more important for Albertans’ health and wellbeing. Proximity to a large, dense population base positions Sikome to become a gateway to Alberta Parks’ broader network of landscapes and ecosystems.
The primary objectives for the project are:
When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Where: Fish Creek Provincial Park
The northwest entrance of the Sikome Aquatic Facility, 22 Sikome Circle Southeast, Calgary, AB
Alberta Parks and ISL Engineering will be at the Sikome Aquatic Facility to discuss the redevelopment project. The open house will be an opportunity to provide current and potential visitors with an opportunity to learn about the project, share their thoughts about Sikome, and provide their ideas for future features.
Open house materials will be available at www.albertaparks.ca/consult for those unable to attend in-person.
Idea boards will also be available at Sikome by the west and north park entrances and near Annie's Cafe near the Bow Valley Ranch from August 3 to September 4 to provide stakeholders with information about the project and gather ideas and feedback.
We want to hear from you! Please complete the survey to share your ideas about Sikome.
The survey will be available from July 27 to August 28.
In addition to the open house and survey, there will be public participation activities in Phases 2 and 3 of the project. Please return to this webpage for updates or subscribe to ParkNews to be advised automatically of when opportunities for public input are announced.
For further information about the project, please see the Frequently Asked Questions.
Disclaimer: We thank you for providing your input. Those who submit feedback will not be contacted individually regarding their submission.