Water for Riley gets a major Calgary Foundation donation

Riley Park attracts people from every quadrant of Calgary, participating in a wide range of activities. Activities encourage a lot of thirsty people to linger in welcoming Riley Park.

Yet, there’s no drinking water near the playground and planned permanent band stand. A small group of volunteers wants to change that.

We are very pleased to announce that we have received a significant kickstart donation from The Calgary Foundation, for which we are very grateful. The money is for the first phase of designing a beautiful drinking fountain accessible to all of every activity and demographic.

Julie Black, Citizen Engagement Associate, Calgary Foundation and Deborah Sword, Volunteer Project Manager, Water for Riley.

This generous grant from The Calgary Foundation takes Water for Riley from a vision to implementation,

It’s so exciting that, with seed funding, ACAD and SAIT students will design the drinking fountain, enhance their learning, connect to the community, become stewards of Riley Park, and have a real-world client experience.

Stay tuned for details of the student design challenge.

We invite you to participate as a volunteer organizer, fundraiser, donor, sponsor, or any other role. To donate, click this button that links to the Parks donate buttonFoundation Calgary, and specify the project is Water for Riley. Thank you.
To learn more, send us an email with your questions and contact information.