Confederation Park

Calgary, Alberta
Confederation Park's team and Rick Hansen

Project Description

Confederation Park is a recognized historic resource and one of Calgary’s significant cultural landscapes. The park was dedicated in 1967 to mark the centennial of Canadian Confederation and the City of Calgary is excited to update the park’s accessibility in recognition of Canada’s 150th and the Park’s 50th anniversary.

A Barrier Buster grant from the Rick Hansen Foundation will go towards the design and installation of way-finding and interpretative signage for blind or low vision visitors. The signage will include accessible sensory features like tactile raised text and Braille. The signs will be installed at key points within the park and will allow all visitors to fully participate and enjoy this beautiful public space.

Project Team Q&A

  1. Why did you decide to break down barriers in your community?

    The City of Calgary is committed to ensuring that all Calgarians, including anyone living with a disability, are welcome to participate and enjoy City events, services and programs. An accessible city benefits everyone!

  2. How is this project going to make a difference in your community?

    The accessible interpretative signage at Confederation Park will ensure that all Calgarians can freely and safely learn more about the history of Confederation Park. This project will provide all Calgarians with the ability to fully participate in the social, cultural, and recreational activities taking place in Confederation Park throughout the year.

  3. What’s the best thing about being a Barrier Buster?

    This is an opportunity to showcase our commitment to ensuring that all Calgarians have the ability to enjoy public parks. Thank-you to the Rick Hansen Foundation for their support, and for allowing us to be part of a select group of projects breaking barriers across the country in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Awareness Event

Saturday

July 1, 2017

Canada Day Celebrations at Confederation Park

Location: 905 30 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T2K 0A2

Time: 9am – 1pm

Description: Bring the family and join in on Canada Day for a celebration at Confederation Park. Come out and enjoy a free pancake breakfast, free horse-drawn wagon rides, live entertainment on the Stampede stage, a new natural playground and the opening of a 1967 time capsule.

For more information, please contact:
Dawn Gibson  at 403-268-CITY or 403-268-4TTY (Deaf and or hard of hearing only)