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Explore the Outdoor Amenities in Calgary

April 01, 2022
Couple standing in a field with their dog at Chinook Gate by Brookfield Residential in Calgary, AB

Now that spring has sprung and temperatures are starting to rise, it’s the perfect opportunity to venture outside and start enjoying all those wonderful amenities just steps from your front door. Whether you’re craving the fresh air and open space you’ll find on the community trails, looking to challenge your neighbours at a game of hockey, or simply want the kids to run off some energy, there are plenty of outdoor activities just waiting for you to enjoy. After all, there may still be snow on the ground, but as long as the temperature doesn’t start with “negative” a little cold air never scared you away from some outdoor fun.

Let’s explore some of the outdoor activities ready for you to enjoy all year long at our Brookfield Residential communities in Calgary.

Couple riding bikes by water near Cranstons Riverstone in Calgary, AB

1. Trails and pathways

Almost every Brookfield Residential community in Calgary has a network of paved and open trails for walking, running, biking, or any other outdoor activity you enjoy. These well-maintained trails are designed to be as safe as they are enjoyable.

Fish Creek Park is a stunning natural reserve destination where you can take in nature, listen to the birds in the trees, and see what wildlife you may encounter when you get out and explore. Cranston’s Riverstone connects residents directly to Fish Creek Park with a pathway of trails that weave throughout the community while Seton and Creekstone put you less than 10 minutes away.

Playground at Livingston by Brookfield Residential in Calgary, AB

2. Parks, playgrounds, and splash parks

When the weather keeps you inside, it’s easy to feel a little stir crazy and if you’re home with kids, that feeling may be amplified. Fortunately, almost all of our communities have parks and playgrounds just steps from your home giving you easy access to let the kids out and run off all of that energy.

When the weather warms up even more, throw on the kids’ water wear and head to the splash park where they can play with neighbourhood friends and stay cool. We didn’t forget about the furry members of your family – many of our communities feature fenced in dog parks where they can safely play off-leash.

Skate park and Ninja park at Seton by Brookfield Residential in Calgary, AB

3. Activities to test your limits

Maybe you’re looking to take things up a notch. You’ve always enjoyed a challenge and prefer to try things beyond the ordinary. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

At Livingston you’ll find the pump track with a smaller track for beginners to learn the concept of how to pump a bike up and over the berms as well as a bigger track for more experienced riders. Seton includes a skate park that is maintained year-round meaning even in those frigid January winters, you can still get out and skateboard or BMX. You’ll also find the newest addition to the community, a ninja course with a variety of physically demanding challenges for you to practice and enjoy.

Two men walking off the tennis court with rackets in hand at Cranstons Riverstone in Calgary, AB

4. Competition to find the “Best on the Block”

We know living in a Brookfield Residential community in Calgary puts you next door to some of the best neighbours and what’s more fun than a little friendly competition to find out who’s the “best on the block?”

Our communities feature plenty of sports courts so you’re sure to find an activity where you have the edge and can bring the title home. Tennis, basketball, outdoor ping pong, volleyball, baseball, and hockey are just a few of the games to which you can challenge your neighbours. Added bonus? These courts are all located close to home so if you need some extra practice, you don’t have to go far.

Many of our communities include a Homeowner’s Association that promotes a healthy, active lifestyle to enhance the quality of life for each and every resident through events and organized activities for residents.

Not only do they help you utilize the community amenities in new and fun ways, but they bring together good neighbours ensuring they’ll turn into great friends. Our vibrant community amenities are not only a great way to get out and have fun, but to also engage and feel connected to your community.

View of skaters on an ice rink at Century Hall by Brookfield Residential in Calgary, AB

5. Activities on ice

It would be wrong to live in Canada and not have easy access to things like ice skating and hockey – playing shinny is almost a rite of passage for Canadian kids! After all, we like to joke the two main seasons here are winter and July.

At Cranston’s Riverstone and Seton, you’ll find an ice rink within the community and living at Chinook Gate puts you close to Chinook Winds Regional Park where you’ll find a boarded ice rink perfectly suited for pleasure skating or a pickup hockey game.

If you’re not looking to indulge your competitive side, go sledding on the community tobogganing hills. It’s one of the easiest cold-weather outdoor activities to enjoy, meaning you’ll have hours of fun in an environment safe from traffic, storm water ponds, and other hazards.

Little girl on her bike on a path at Chinook Gate by Brookfield Residential in Calgary, AB

At Brookfield Residential, our success is grounded in one thing: creating the best places to call home. This includes designing community amenities that cultivate an exceptional life all year long. When you’re ready to find your new home in Calgary, explore our communities and contact us to learn more. We’ll be expecting you!