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Brand new Calgary park expected to open early this summer

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Sahil Morar Apr 24, 2019 3:54 pm 1,414

Formerly the site of Klippert gravel pit, the City of Calgary has aptly renamed this portion of land “Dale Hodges Park.”

Opening early this summer, the park will feature an expansive natural environment park that lies along the northern bank of the Bow River, neighbouring Bowmont Park.

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Dale Hodges Park – Plan

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The park will be comprised of walking and cycling trails, along with lookout locations across the scenic river valley, but more importantly, stormwater wetlands and wildlife habitats for a diverse ecosystem.

The City of Calgary used the Klippert gravel pit acquisition as an opportunity to fortify and revitalize important and nutrient-rich land. The park has been named after former Calgary Alderman Dale Hodges.

A tweet from the City of Calgary on Monday announced their plans for a June opening day.

An updated release on the City of Calgary website shows the park’s progress to be developing rapidly with one final seeding inspection slated to take place in the spring.

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Dale Hodges Park (City of Calgary)

Dale Hodges Park Grand Opening 2019

When: Summer 2019

Time: TBA

Where: Dale Hodges Park — 2123 52nd Street NW, Calgary

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