Tara Lake Park McElhanney creates a recreational retreat in a residential area in Calgary, Alberta.Genesis Land DevelopmentCalgary, Alberta2004 - 2006

McElhanney Consulting Services Ltd. provided services from the conceptual stage of this project through to construction. The large joint use Environmental Reserve/Municipal Reserve site was the focal point for this residential community development in Calgary. This recreational retreat features strolling asphalt paths surrounding a community pond. The park also features various amenities including a tot lot and playground area complete with climbing structures and beach volleyball. The community storm wet-pond has lookout areas that are constructed of local sandstone rock. Planting around the pond includes native grasses, trees and shrubs close to the water. Ornamental trees and manicured grass are separated from the natural areas by the meandering pathway.