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:
The 30-day public input period for Phase 1 of the Sikome Aquatic Facility Redevelopment Plan is now closed. Thank you for your feedback.
There will be additional opportunities for input into the planning process in Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Project.
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.