Somerset and Bridlewood are two communities located in the southwest corner of Calgary. Development in the area began in the 1990s, and both communities were designed with an emphasis on open spaces for use as school sites, community recreation areas, and linear parks. The communities are connected by a network of pathways and are home to natural wetlands, such as the Bridlewood Creek Wetland, which features a diverse range of birds, flora, and fauna.
The communities are serviced by major transportation routes such as Marquis of Lorne Trail and Macleod Trail, with plans for an LRT extension in the future. The area also has a nearby shopping center in Shawnessey. The Somerset and Bridlewood community association currently lacks a community center but remains active in programming, utilizing the historic Shawnessey Barn for community dances and events. The community also has a strong relationship with nearby Spruce Meadows, which is often used for special events such as Canada Day celebrations.
Amenities in the area include the South Fish Creek recreation center which offers a variety of recreational opportunities, baseball diamonds, and a waterpark. The community association works to address issues such as traffic concerns and is a member of the South Fish Creek Transportation Action Committee. Schools in the area include Bridlewood Public Schools, Bridlewood Separate Schools, and Bridlewood French Immersion Schools, all operated by the Calgary Board of Education.
The Somerset Bridlewood Community Association with sponsors and partner, the City of Calgary has established a Community Garden for the residents of the Somerset Bridlewood Community. The garden is located at 100 Somervale Green, opposite the C-Train Line down the pathway from the Somerset C-Train Station. The garden was established in 2010 and built through donations from local businesses, volunteer support and collaboration with the City of Calgary. There are 21 garden beds and plots are available for
The Somerset Bridlewood Community Association with sponsors and partner, the City of Calgary has established a Community Garden for the residents of the Somerset Bridlewood Community. The garden is located at 100 Somervale Green which is on the west side opposite the C-Train Line down the pathway from the Somerset C-Train Station. The garden was established in 2010 and built through donations from local businesses, volunteer support and collaboration with the City of Calgary. There are 21 garden beds and plots are available for $25 annually to all current Somerset Bridlewood Community Association members. All proceeds go directly to the Somerset Bridlewood Community Association.
Spruce Meadows is a horse riding facility that features tournaments and various events such as seasonal markets, marathons, pet fairs, kennel club shows, and much more!
Shannon Park & Pathways
Shannon Park & Pathways boasts 17 acres of beautifully wooded green space woven with multi-use pathways, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts, and playgrounds. The park is also home to The Barn, Shawnessy’s rustic cozy Community Center.
Rotheny Astrophysics Observatory
Located only 20 minutes away, the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory is a research facility and a public educational institution. It features research-grade telescopes and acts as a venue for the public to connect with the universe through their public events and Open Houses.
Little Free Library
Our community has newly adopted it’s very own LFL, located beside our garden.
More information on LFL’s.
Covering seven acres, this park contains three playgrounds, tennis & basketball courts, public washrooms, and its main attraction, the waterpark. It is maintained and operated by the Somerset Residents Association.
Fish Creek Provincial Park
Stretching 19 km, this is the largest urban park in Canada! It has an extensive trail network with paved and unpaved trails. It has day-camping facilities, stables, and features an artificial lake (Sikome lake), which allows swimming. The park also has a variety of events and programs.
Are you looking for your first home? Or are you a growing family looking for more space? Great communities provide choice – not only in home size and style, but in amenities and recreation. Bridlewood’s proximity to retail shopping and transportation means your new home extends well beyond your front door.
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