Queen El­iz­a­beth School Field

Calgary Herald New Condos - - New Condos - RICHARD WHITE

The open space on the east side of the Queen El­iz­a­beth School cam­pus serves pri­mar­ily the stu­dents in the el­e­men­tary, ju­nior high and high school on its western edge.

Lo­cated at 16th A Street and 6th Av­enue, it started in 1910 as the Bowview School with ad­di­tions in 1930, 1953 (when it was re­named Queen El­iz­a­beth) and 1967.

No­table alumni in­clude Mayor Nen­shi and Crazy Canuck skier Ken Read.

It is a wide-open space for the stu­dent gym ac­tiv­i­ties dur­ing the day and com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties in the evening and week­ends.

I have seen ev­ery­thing from girls’ field hockey to men’s flag foot­ball be­ing played here.

Tucked away in the south­west corner is a ma­jor chil­dren’s play­ground next to the el­e­men­tary school that has old school play­ground games painted on the as­phalt. Hop­scotch is the only one I can rec­og­nize.

West Hill­hurst Park

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