Established on December 29, 1953, The Parkdale Community Association (PCA) has been the the hub of the community, providing local programming that supported the citizens of Parkdale, including sports teams, dance lessons and numerous and varied adult social events and programs for local children.
Now approaching its 60th Anniversary, the PCA remains committed to delivering services for the benefit of the community of Parkdale, its citizens and Calgary as a whole.
What does the Parkdale Community Association do for you?
Each PCA service is administered by a committee of volunteers as well as a Board of Directors. By joining the Parkdale Community Association and volunteering your time, you help to ensure that these services will continue and that we can continue to meet the needs of the community going forward. Our services include:
- Programs and Services – Parkdale Community Association’s continued efforts to expand programs and services for its members. Check out morning yoga, Mindful Motion Fitness, culinary classes and so much more!
- Farmer’s Market – Every Wednesday afternoon, the PCA opens its doors to local vendors who sell fresh produce, artisan baking, gourmet preserves and handicrafts. Get to know the people who grow and raise your dinner while meeting your neighbours from around Parkdale.
- Community Garden Initiative – Started in 2013, the Community Garden and Gathering Space is designed to provide a special place where our residents and members of the PCA can enjoy enhanced opportunities to share, learn and play together. Our aim is to add to the cultural experience and vibrant energy of our community by offering a venue for many kinds of wonderful activities, along with pure gardening.
- Heritage Committee – While Parkdale is enjoying a revitalization as developers continue to refresh many of the community’s older homes, some of Parkdale’s oldest residences have a historical significance for Calgary. The Heritage Committee seeks to preserve, protect and promote Parkdale’s history and is working on a book to aggregate the history of the community.
- PCA Newsletter – Delivered six times a year to every home and business in Parkdale and its surrounding area, the PCA Newsletter helps keep Parkdale residents informed and engaged in their community.
- Planning and Development – As Parkdale continues to experience a redevelopment boom, the P&D Committee ensures that the community is aware of development applications and acts as the community’s advocate. By focusing on preserving the character of Parkdale, the P&D committee helps ensure that your community continues to have the feeling that led you to move here in the first place.
- Parkdale Soccer Program – One of the most popular programs in the community with more than 100 children participating, our soccer program is available for children as young as 2 and as old as 12.
- Tree Huggers – Helping to preserve Parkdale’s historic canopy, Tree Huggers is responsible for the reforestation and protection of the community’s urban forest. The Tree Huggers are also in the early stages of creating a community garden.
If you are interested in supporting these or any services that benefit Parkdale as a whole, please consider a membership in the Parkdale Community Association.