In 2010, S2 Architecture formed a decade-long partnership with Foothills Athletic Park to revitalize one of Calgary’s most beloved sports and recreation spaces. Our collaboration began with creating a comprehensive Master Plan that guided the park’s redevelopment and operational planning analyses. This strategic blueprint included recommendations for programming, facility enhancements, and replacements, all with the overarching goal of ensuring the park’s enduring utility for generations to come.
Our involvement extended to both Foothills Athletic Park and the adjacent Glenmore Athletic Park, spanning approximately 70 and 50 acres, respectively. These sites were home to various aging facilities, requiring a multifaceted approach. Our scope of work went beyond conventional architectural endeavours as we created a new user program that aimed to optimize the land assets of the Athletic Park to serve Calgary’s residents to the fullest. A Concept Plan was devised to steer capital investments toward new buildings and amenities, while an Operational Plan conducted an in-depth analysis of the potential expenditures and revenues tied to the proposed amenity program.
During the planning phase, we engaged with over 40 groups and organizations. This helped us gather diverse perspectives and understand the community’s unique requirements, resulting in an inclusive and community-driven approach.