From dust to must…. visit. YYC has a new title under its belt and this one is a bit rocky, or at least it was before a few landscaping geniuses got their hands on it! Dale Hodges Park in Calgary, formally known as the Kippert Gravel Pit, just won a national award for its environmental transformation.
A collaboration between the public art department, water resources, and city parks, Dale Hodges cost just under $27 million to design and is just as functional as it is beautiful.
Not only is it a great place for Calgarians to take a walk or run, but it also helps treat the city’s stormwater before it flows into the Bow.
Basically, the entire park acts as a giant filter. Rainwater and what’s left after the snow melts enter pipes underground before washing into the wetland structure, giving unwanted sediment time to drop off before flowing into the river.
A big congrats to those who took part in designing this place, you guys deserve it! Of course, we’re a bit biased, but that neither here nor there.
Where: 2123 52 Street NW, Calgary