Fonds F1402 - Nose Hill Park Communities Board fonds

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Nose Hill Park Communities Board fonds


  • [ca. 1960-2010] (Creation)

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1.6 m of textual records. -- 385 photographs. -- 2 video cassettes

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Since the 1960s various groups have lobbied to have Nose Hill, in northwest Calgary, Alberta, preserved as a natural park. In 1972 a group representing eight communities pursued the matter. The result was the Nose Hill Design Brief, approved by the City, to set aside 1600 hectares for a park. In 1976, however, the City rezoned part of the land for housing. In response to public discontent the City reviewed the zoning issue and in 1980 approved the Nose Hill Park Master Plan, which aimed to preserve 1096 hectares as a park. In 1981 the Nose Hill Park Communities Board was formed to provide public input into implementation of this plan. Twelve community associations were represented on the board, and it kept the issue in the public eye. The City finally reached a deal with remaining landowners in 1989 and the 1052 hectare Nose Hill Park became a reality.


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Gift of Nose Hill Park Communities Board, 1984-1994, Buckmaster family, 2004, and A. Burke, 2006-2010.

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The fonds consists of historical information, briefs, plans, proposals, reports, submissions, copies of legal papers and maps relating to the preservation and development of Nose Hil Park. The fonds also consists of executive papers including minutes, membership lists, financial statement, newsletters, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs relating to the Nose Hill Park Communities Board and various other groups with an interest in Nose Hill, including the Nose Hill Park Management Advisory Committee and the Friends of Nose Hill Society.

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The material is in English.

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