Meadowlark Park is a small, close-knit community in central-southwest Calgary located next door to Chinook Centre. Bordered to the south by Glenmore Trail, Meadowlark Park is poised to take advantage of tons of nearby amenities. This well maintained neighbourhood was established in the 1950s and has preserved its mid-century modern charm, offering reasonable home prices and activities that will appeal to all ages!
All homes in Meadowlark Park are single-family style, and most are built in a mid-century bungalow design. Despite their age, homes in Meadowlark Park tend to be well cared for with meticulous landscaping, renovated interiors, and updated exterior cladding. Meadowlark Park embraces its retro feel—the community association’s promotional photos are modelled after a 1950s print ad!—which is enjoying a revival in the home design community. The cost of a home in Meadowlark Park was about $643,000 in 2017, higher than the citywide average but still within reach for many buyers! As of 2014, almost all homes in Meadowlark Park were owner-occupied.
Meadowlark Park’s population is a fairly even mix of ages, with slightly more seniors than the citywide average. This close-knit neighbourhood of about 650 residents is served by the Meadowlark Park Community Association, which operates out of a hall in the north end of the community. The association is actively involved with the city and Chinook Centre regarding planning and development issues, and a yearly membership gets residents exclusive discounts at Chinook Centre. The community association has a social director in charge of organizing children’s events, and is known for its yearly Halloween haunted house!
Meadowlark Park’s central location gives residents some of the best access to shopping in the city. Apart from neighbouring Chinook Centre, residents can reach tons of big-box retailers (Home Depot, Winners, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc.) in minutes along Macleod Trail. It’s a ten-minute drive from Deerfoot Meadows, where IKEA and many outlet stores can be found, and a short drive from two popular farmers’ markets (Calgary Farmers’ Market and Market on Macleod).
Balancing out the commercial areas, Meadowlark Park enjoys lots of nearby greenery. Residents can take advantage of hiking trails, well-appointed picnic areas, and a large off-leash dog area at Sandy Beach Park. A network of bike paths and parks also surround the nearby Glenmore Reservoir, a popular spot for kayaking. Golf enthusiasts will enjoy being close to three inner-city courses (Calgary Golf & Country Club, Earl Grey Golf Club, and Lakeview Golf Course). The Glenmore Athletic Park also offers tons of opportunities to get outside and stay active, with a velodrome, an aquatic centre, and a variety of sports fields.
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LIVING IN MEADOWLARK PARK
- Nearest C-Train Station: Chinook (20-minute walk from most areas of the community)
- Easy access to Macleod Trail, Glenmore Trail, and Deerfoot Trail
Groceries & Shopping
- Five-minute drive to Sunterra Market, Britannia Wine Merchants, and boutiques located at Britannia Plaza Shopping Centre in Britannia
- Ten-minute drive to Superstore and Costco in Deerfoot Meadows
- A number of big-box retailers located along Macleod Trail (Home Depot, Bed Bath & Beyond) and in Deerfoot Meadows (IKEA, Best Buy)
- Short walk to Chinook Centre, where high-end and popular clothing retailers can be found
Dining & Nightlife
- Upscale restaurants in Britannia (Suzette Britannia Bistro, Elbow Room) and along 4th Street (Vin Room, Mercato)
- A variety of cuisines (Seoul Korean BBQ, Green Basil) and nightlife options (Marquee Beer Market & Stage, Blind Beggar Pub) along Macleod Trail
Health & Wellness
- Fitness studios, salons and spas in Britannia (Urban Venus Beauty Bar, Britannia Hair Company, Lagree YYC) and along 4th Street (Butter Beauty Parlour, Frilly Lilly, One Cycle Spin Studio, Yoga Santosha)
- World Health location on Macleod trail
- Physiotherapy and massage clinics in Britannia
- Five-minute drive to Glenmore Athletic Park, where a running track, an aquatic centre, tennis courts, and a number of sports fields are located
- Medical clinics, dental clinics, holistic health centres, and drugstores in Britannia and along 4th Street
- Grades K-9: Elboya School (Regular and French Immersion)
- Grades 10-12: Western Canada High School (Regular, French Immersion, IB)
- Grades K-6: St. Gerard School (French Immersion only)
- Grades K-9: St. Matthew School (French Immersion and Regular), St. Augustine School (Fine Arts)
- Grades 10-12: Bishop Grandin High School (Regular, Extended French, Spanish Bilingual, Advanced Placement)
- Montessori: Calgary Montessori School
Community Ward and Councillor
THINGS TO DO IN MEADOWLARK PARK
- Chinook Centre: The largest shopping mall in Calgary offers a range of retailers, including high-end designers, Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Visitors can grab a bite to eat at one of several full-service restaurants before catching a movie at Scotiabank Theatre (Cineplex Odeon).
- Pawn shops and hobby stores: Macleod Trail is home to number of quirky specialty stores and hobby shops that will appeal to the avid hobbyist, or anyone looking for something different to do. Check out the comic collection at Comic-Kazi, buy or rent a board game from Metal Galaxy, or hunt for vintage treasures at Rocky Mountain Pawn Shop.
- Calgary Golf & Country Club: Bordered by the Elbow River, the Calgary Golf & Country Club is the oldest private course in Alberta. Traditional etiquette is enforced and cell phones are not allowed on the course.
- Sandy Beach: Located along the Elbow River, Sandy Beach Park is a popular spot for picnics and launching rafts down the river (rafters can easily disembark an hour-long float down the river at Lindsay Park). The area is equipped with picnic areas, shelters, fire pits, and barbecue stands. Pathways run along both sides off the river, connected by a pedestrian bridge. A small hike up the east ridge offers great views of the river valley.
- Glenmore Athletic Park: This well-appointed athletic park features four soccer fields, three baseball diamonds, seven tennis courts, and an outdoor track. The Stu Peppard Arena, Glenmore Aquatic Centre, and Glenmore Velodrome are also located within the park.