Foothills Athletic Park Irrigation, Calgary, Alberta
City of Calgary Recreation
ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COST:
0.74 ha (1.8 acres)
- Rain Bird IM Series Controller
- Rain Bird 900 Series Sprinklers
- HDPE Mainline Piping
The City of Calgary Foothills Athletic Park facility hosted the 2011 and 2012 Canadian National Track and the 2012 Olympic Track and Field National Team Trials. The previous irrigation system was a manual quick coupling system that was labor intensive and rarely efficient. Engaged by Reed Atwood Builders Inc., LIS developed a contemporary, highly efficient, lower maintenance, responsive irrigation system to maximize turf health, athletic performance and safety.
Approaching the end of its effective life cycle, the existing irrigation mainline required replacement. The design/build project had a very tight timeline. While administered by The City of Calgary Recreation, LIS was responsible for collaboration between the General Contractor, the Irrigation Contractor, and The City of Calgary Recreation Project Manager and operations staff.
New mainline was installed from the Parks water service to the booster pump house. All piping to and from the booster pump was replaced. The mainline network was extended to the new infield sports turf irrigation system, as well as the adjacent Burns Stadium loop. In conjunction with the irrigation contractor, the project successfully met all timeline and budget targets. The new irrigation system effectively reduces operation, maintenance and potable water costs.