RiverWalk Phase II Now Open!

Runners, walkers, and two-wheelers rejoice! RiverWalk from 3rd St. SE to the Centre Street Bridge is now complete, adding a full kilometre to the city’s urban promenade.

RiverWalk has grown! The Phase 2 opening extends RiverWalk from RiverWalk Plaza in East Village all the way west to Eau Claire. The new section has a separated pedestrian promenade and cycling path, native landscaping with grasses and trees, and a new viewing deck over the Bow River.

RiverWalk already has a place in the hearts of Calgarians and planners across the country. “After eight months of operation and use, RiverWalk was named 4th best public space in the city according to Toronto-based Spacing, a magazine about urban landscapes,” says Michael Brown, CMLC president and CEO. “That’s pretty good!”

When it’s all done, RiverWalk will be four kilometres of pathway from the Centre Street Bridge to Lindsay Park, and will connect to the 700 km of existing city pathways.

Design and planning is now underway – and construction starts this fall – on Phase 3, the stretch between 6th St. SE around Fort Calgary to 9 Ave SE. Get ready to roll there in mid 2012.