August 25 - Calgary - Dale Hodges Park
Katelyn Dunning - O2 Planning + Design
Meeting location: 5608 40 Ave NW, Calgary, AB T3B 3P7, Canada
The riparian, floodplain and upland ecosystems of the Bow River Valley are among the most important natural features in Calgary. The City of Calgary’s acquisition of the former Klippert gravel pit, located along the northern bank of the Bow River and now within East Bowmont Park (renamed Dale Hodges Park), presented an outstanding opportunity restore native riparian habitats and bring people back to the river through recreation and park amenities. An additional primary focus was the treatment of stormwater prior to entering into the river.
A team comprised of O2, Source 2 Source Inc., Sans Facon for Watershed+, and AECOM worked collaboratively to transform the site. Structured around a series of designed aquatic and upland habitats, the flow of water within the park begins in the upstream residential communities where runoff travels through pipes before daylighting in the park. The aquatic journey within the park expresses the integration of water engineering, public art, landscape architecture and ecological design.
NO PPE REQUIRED = Other than a FACE MASK