Community parks & green spaces
McKenzie Towne Council proactively obtained the landscaping contract and maintenance agreement from the City of Calgary to maintain the parks within the boundaries of McKenzie Towne. McKenzie Towne Council augments this contract with a portion of your fees in order to maintain certain community aesthetics.
Under this agreement, we are responsible for:
- fertilizing and cutting the grass;
- maintaining tree wells and shrub beds and
- emptying garbage cans
Did you know that … there are approximately 110 acres of parks in the community and over 200 tree and shrub beds? In addition to that, McKenzie Towne Council empties 78 garbage cans twice weekly in the summer (more often in the busier parks) and weekly in the winter.
Seasonal maintenance includes:
- 135 acres of grass cutting every week.
- Over 200 tree and shrub beds maintained every 2-3 weeks.
- Maintaining water feature and skate park during the summer months.
- April to October – Skate Park.
- May long weekend to September long weekend – Prestwick Common.
- Within 48 hours of snowfall, snow and ice on 16.5 Km's of pathways and sidewalks are cleared and maintained in the winter, above what the City does.
- Natural ice making in the winter at Prestwick Common and McKenzie Towne outdoor hockey rink.
130th pathway: (pathway running East/West between 130th & McKenzie Towne) The City of Calgary is responsible for clearing snow along the East-West pathway, immediately south of 130th Avenue SE, from 52nd St SE to Deerfoot. The North part of the pathway, above the T-intersection, is not maintained by the City or MTC.
Please contact 311 to report and issues along the pathway.
From the City of Calgary - Clearing Snow and Ice from Sidewalks
Clear and safe sidewalks are essential for many Calgarians, especially those with disabilities, older adults, and children who walk to and from school. Under the Street Bylaw 20M88, the owner(s) and/or occupant(s) of a private property are required to clear snow and ice from sidewalks in the front or to the side of their property within 24 hours of a snowfall. If the sidewalk is not cleared within that time, The City may have the snow and ice removed from the sidewalk at the property owner’s expense. If you own a rental property, you are responsible for ensuring that adjacent sidewalks and pathways are cleared.
Keeping sidewalks shoveled, ice-free and safe can be very challenging for older adults and other Calgarians who have limited mobility. The Snow Angels campaign encourages citizens to clear snow and ice from the sidewalks of their neighbours who may be less able to do it themselves. Watch for people in your neighbourhood who could use help removing snow and ice and lend them a hand. For more information please visit www.calgary.ca/snowangels.
Tips for Shoveling Snow and Ice
- Stretch before you begin to shovel;
- Keep warm and wear layered clothing;
- Use an ergonomic shaped snow shovel to help reduce back pain and make shoveling easier;
- Space your hands on the shovel to increase leverage;
- Lift with your knees, not your back;
- Clearing snow soon after it falls can prevent snow and ice from building up on your sidewalk;
- After removing the snow, you can apply road salt/de-icer wherever necessary. This makes it easier for pedestrians to walk past your house.