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Sikome Aquatic Facility Redevelopment Plan in Fish Creek Provincial Park

    Alberta Parks is seeking input from the public and stakeholders on a draft redevelopment plan, vision, concept design, and programming options for the Sikome Aquatic Facility. 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. Sikome is currently open from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Monday through Sunday) in the summer months (e.g. mid-June to early September).

    Visitation to Sikome has exponentially 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 that reflects current trends in programming, open space demands, and connects Albertans to nature.

    The draft plan defines a long-term vision, programming options, and capital upgrades and amenities for Sikome. The plan was developed with the consideration of feedback provided by stakeholders and the public in Phase 1 (August 2017) of the project. The recommendations from the draft plan and other key information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions document.

    The primary objectives for the project are to:

    • Enhance Sikome as an urban provincial park feature within Fish Creek Provincial Park;
    • Define a unique and inclusive visitor experience;
    • Create a sense of place that embodies Alberta Parks’ identity;
    • Modernize and upgrade existing facilities and improve the utilization of space;
    • Explore viable all-season programming; and
    • Maintain accessibility for low-income Albertans.

    For more information about this project please see the draft redevelopment plan, concept design, Frequently Asked Questions, and the Phase 1 Engagement “What We Heard” report.

    Public Comment

    The 30-day public input period is now closed. Thank you for your feedback.

    What Happens After Public Comment

    Alberta Parks will compile all feedback from the public and stakeholders obtained during the consultation period. A decision regarding the project will consider all feedback. A Phase 2 Engagement “What We Heard” report and the final redevelopment plan and concept design will be posted on this webpage at www.albertaparks.ca/consult once a decision has been made about 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.

    Media Inquiries

    Environment and Parks
    780-427-8636
    AEP.Mediainquiries@gov.ab.ca 

    Further Information

    Disclaimer: We thank you for providing your input. Those who submit feedback will not be contacted individually regarding their submission.

Updated: Nov 5, 2018