President’s Message – May

On April 29th, our community association hosted our annual general meeting where we confirmed our 2024-2025 board and our plans to continue investing in our facility, services, and community. Our community association board remains well rounded with 16 members and our association would like to thank outgoing director Andres Galindo for the significant work he […]

Letter to Councillor Penner: No Blanket Rezoning!

CLICK HERE to view the letter that was sent to Ward 11 Councillor Kourtney Penner on behalf of the Willow Ridge Community Association, dated April 7, 2024 CLICK HERE to view the response that we received from Councillor Penner, dated April 14, 2024

Greener Grounds Initiative – Parking Lot & Field Development

In March, our CA was proud to unveil the new conceptual plan for expanding our outdoor parking, replacing our end-of-life baseball diamond, and enriching our outdoor facilities.  Key enrichment ideas include expanding both parking lots, a new picnic shelter, planting trees, installing and outdoor pathway, and creating some small hills/mounds befitted with natural logs/rocks as play […]

Zoning Changes in our Community

In September 2023, after three days of deliberation, city of Calgary council voted 12-3 in favor of a new housing strategy. Councilor’s opposed to this strategy included Dan McLean – Ward 13, Sean Chu – Ward 4 and Peter Demong – Ward 14. Many of you have read or otherwise heard about the City’s contemplated […]

President’s Message – February

Every year, an incredible amount of effort goes into making our community gardens, courts, rinks, and soccer fields a success. Our outdoor facilities have thousands of users each year, ranging from the daily use of kids from RT and Maple Ridge, to people who drive in from other communities to enjoy our rink, which has […]

Our Trees Are Suffering

No doubt many of you have seen the orange “TREE REMOVAL” signs on a number of poplars in Willow Park.  The City has deemed these poplars to have either reached the end of their life or to be a danger to private property or to citizens.   Trees became a personal experience for my neighbours and […]

President’s Message – December

With winter fast approaching, our Ice Crews have been busy preparing our hockey, pleasure skating, curling and crokicurl rinks. With hundreds of daily users over winter, our volunteers are out every evening to clear and flood our rinks for the next day’s happy skaters (or curlers!). If you are interested in joining a well oiled […]

President’s Message – November

After two years of community-led work, the playground on 99th avenue should now be renewed for another generation of children to enjoy.  The project would not be possible without the support of our community volunteers, the City of Calgary, Parks Foundation Calgary, and our local businesses who supported the playground build – ARC Resources, Tops […]

Open House with Dialog

If you could replace the baseball diamond at our Community Association, what would you do? A skatepark? Another rink? Maybe some shade from an urban forest? Parkour park? BBQ shelters? An urban farm? Some more grass? Maybe another baseball diamond? Our current baseball diamond has been a fixture of our CA fields for decades, but […]

President’s Message – October

Let’s talk about our trees.  Our trees are a vital part of our neighbourhood; they provide shade, beauty, and have been integral to our neighbourhood identity for decades.  Unfortunately, many of the mature trees that make up our beloved tree canopy are now dying off due to a combination of age, drought, and disease.  Many of […]