HIGH PARK is a new rooftop public park and event space in the Beltline serving as an exciting destination for residents and visitors to the city alike. The park reimagines the under-utilized 90,000 sqft (2-acre) rooftop of the Centre City Parkade located at 340 10 Ave SW and provides much needed additional public space in the community.
Escape to High Park where the expansive views east and west down the CP Rail lines are like no other in the city. Soak in the sunshine and enjoy the fresh air high above the streets below.
Phase One of HIGH PARK, opened October 2020, invites visitors to take an elevated stroll in the fresh air above the rooftops along a 200 metre boardwalk lined by a series of colour-themed parklets designed to provide space for rest, meeting with friends and uplifting spirits. Each parklet is framed by a sign panel with a positive or provocative phrase designed to be shared, photographed, and used as inspiration for activities that bring people together, both physically and virtually.
HIGH PARK also includes plenty of wide open space lined with reclaimed astro-turf suitable for fitness, recreational and performing arts events programming. The size and unique outdoor location of HIGH PARK make it an innovative and safe alternative year round venue for festivals and public events currently impacted by COVID-19.
The HIGH PARK parkade features prominent landmark murals commissioned by BUMP including works by artists Kevin Ledo, Guido van Helten, Ankh One and Derek Simmers. Inner Warmth by Calgary artist Derek Simmers takes visitors across an expansive prairie sky as they pass through the hallway on the main level to the elevator banks that lead to the rooftop.
Help us inform the next phase of HIGH PARK for spring/summer 2021. We're looking for your input to decide what to add to HIGH PARK for 2021.
HIGH PARK is located on the rooftop (Level 6) of the City Centre Parkade at 340 10 Avenue SW and is wheelchair accessible.
HIGH PARK can be accessed from south side of the City Centre Parkade on 10 Avenue directly across from National on 10th. Take the hallway at the main entrance to the elevators up to Level 6 (Rooftop).
HIGH PARK can also be accessed from Downtown through Gulf Canada Square and the +15 Network. Follow the signs towards City Centre Parkade. Take the elevator or stairs to Level 6.
HIGH PARK (CPA Lot #25) is available for rent through the Calgary Parking Authority Event Rentals program for birthdays, corporate parties, outdoor fitness, festivals and more.
Sign up for FRIENDS OF HIGH PARK to find out about opportunities to help participate in supporting and shaping the future of this space.
Lead Coordinator, Friends of High Park
HIGH PARK is located on the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta, which includes the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprising the Siksika, Piikani, and Kainai First Nations), the Tsuutt'ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including the Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Wesley First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to Metis Nation of Alberta, Region III. We would also like to note that HIGH PARK is adjacent to the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers, traditionally known by the Blackfoot as Mohkinstis.