Griffith Woods Park parking lot – closed Thursday April 29

Please note that Parks will be closing the Griffith Woods Park parking lot this Thursday, April 29th until 1:30pm. This is so that crews can come in to paint lines in the lot and identify spaces for use, which should both increase the capacity and efficiency of the lot.

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Temporary Tennis Court Closure

Please be advised that from April 26th until approximately May 9th (weather dependent) the Discovery Ridge Tennis courts will be closed for resurfacing. The DRCA was able to obtain 75% of the required funding through a city grant to complete this work and our courts will soon be like new again.

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Development and Development Permits in Discovery Ridge

Did you know…The City of Calgary has moved Development Permit activity online? Applications for all types of development need to be looked up. If you ever wish to see what development applications are being considered by the City of Calgary for Discovery Ridge, and/or wish to provide feedback on any application, you must search it yourself which can be done via the interactive map: www.calgary.ca/pdmap

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Member-only Event Tomorrow!

We are pleased to announce that the DRCA members-only online event slotted for Thursday April 15th featuring local comedian Cory Mack is sponsored by Ron Liepert, MP. Thank you Ron!

If you are a DRCA member you would have received information about the event via email and were provided the zoom link at that time….please check your junk mail!

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Discovery Ridge Earth Day Litter Pick Up – NEW DATE

Discovery Ridge Earth Day/Litter Pick Up – NEW DATE
Saturday MAY 8 – 9am – 12pm

We need your help getting our beautiful community looking its finest again as we head into summer!

Families and residents alike are invited to the Annual Discovery Ridge Earth Day Litter Pick-Up on Saturday May 8, 9:00am – 12:00pm. 
Participants of all ages are welcome but children should be accompanied by an adult. All involved should aim to commit approximately two hours to walk sections of Discovery Ridge. Garbage bags, pick-up sticks, gloves and hand sanitizer will be provided and will be distributed the day of the event at the Skate Shack from 9:00-10:30am. 

Various areas around Discovery Ridge will be divided out among participants and maps will be available via email ahead of April 24th. Please note – this is not a group event. Each volunteer will pick up garbage bags, sticks and gloves in a socially distanced, safe manner and will then work on their own in a designated area; people from the same household can of course do the the litter pick up together. Make it a family effort!   Please email environment@discoveryridge.com for more information and to register your intent to participate.

Thank you and please remember to dress appropriately for the weather….it is Calgary after all!

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Clearwater Legacy Park Disappointment

Committed Clearwater Legacy Park – Promises to Discovery Ridge Broken

For many years we have patiently awaited the development of Clearwater Park to assist in taking some of the pressure off of Griffith Woods. Please click on the link below to read the recent Calgary Herald article about the commitments and promises to us that have now been broken.
https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/vision-of-signature-city-park-four-decades-in-the-making-reduced-to-storm-pond

After reading, if you have concerns please consider emailing our Ward 6 Councillor, Jeff Davison, at ward06@calgary.ca so he hears your views first hand. We are asking that City Council, via Councillor Davison, direct the Parks Department to re-start planning and complete Clearwater Enmax Legacy Park by 2023 – which is 20 years since it was first promised.

Missing Pathway Connections
In addition to Clearwater Legacy Park, we have been advocating to have the the City of Calgary complete the “Missing Link” of pathway connectivity. Our collective request is to have the City build a multi-use trail from Westhills Way to 69th Street (Discovery Ridge), on the south side of Highway 8 THIS SUMMER so we are no longer disconnected. We encourage you to include your support of connecting Discovery Ridge to other pathway systems in our city by emailing Councillor Davison.

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RINK STATUS

Hockey Rink – CLOSED
Leisure Ice – CLOSED

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DRCA Spring Fever!

Back by popular demand YYC Food Trucks. On Saturday March 6th from 2 pm to 6 pm at the gravel parking lot beside the recreation facilities. Please note the parking lot will be closed for parking that day so the food trucks can setup and to allow room for lineups.

Please walk down to the park and enjoy the sunshine with your family and friends at this ‘Grab and Go’ food-for-purhase event. Social distancing and masks required in the food lineups. Reminder outdoor gatherings limited to 10 people and please note there will be no public restrooms available so please plan accordingly.

Food Trucks participating include:

Family Cheesed – various grilled cheese sandwiches and wings.

Family Dogs- hots dogs, fries, and poutine

Waffle & Chix – various unique waffles

Canadian Bear Balls – poutines, sugar, and cinnamon balls

Calgary Mini Donuts

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Rink Volunteers Needed

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR THE 20/21 SKATING SEASON!
IF YOU HAVE TIME TO HELP OUT DOWN AT THE RINK PLEASE CONTACT THE DRCA DIRECTLY. WITH THE COLDER TEMPERATURES, WE CAN ONLY MAKE ICE IF WE HAVE ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS!

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DRCA Membership Drive

Congratulations to Sean and Judy, the winners of the DRCA membership draw. In light of the current COVID restrictions the DRCA has offered the winners their choice of movie tickets or a $25 gift card each to Javino. Both winners were happy to support our local business as much as they support the DRCA! Thank you to all those who purchased their $25 DRCA memberships and for supporting our wonderful community! If you have not yet purchased your 20/21 DRCA membership please do so online at discoveryridge.com/membership.

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