Chaparral is the perfect community for people who love to have plenty going on. This beautiful community is stuffed with opportunities for entertainment, and has some of the best recreational facilities in Calgary. Explore the amenities below to learn more about life in Chaparral.


Chaparral’s most prominent amenity is also its best: Lake Chaparral. This 32-acre human-made masterpiece allows Chaparral resident to enjoy the lakeside lifestyle with ease. Trade in day-trips to nearby lakes for the convenience of making a splash at your heart’s whim. The lake’s sandy beach and designated swimming area is a regular hangout for families, while nearby boat launches make it easy to go kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. In the winter, Chaparral Lake transforms into a famous ice rink.

The fun doesn’t end on the lake shore: the community’s central park can be found on the northeastern edge of the Chaparral Lake. Here, residents can enjoy tennis courts, a hockey rink, volleyball court, and more. A beautiful creek, handfuls of trees, and open spaces can all be found in the park.

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To the east of Chaparral Lake rests Chapala Park, also home to St. Sebastian Christian School. This park hosts the community’s largest playground, as well as two multi-purpose fields and a ball diamond.


Additional parks can be found throughout the Chaparral community, ensuring every home is close to a tranquil retreat. Most of these parks have children’s playgrounds, while others have sports amenities, spacious fields, or scenic walking trails. Whether you’re looking for a cozy bench to read a book or a place to play some pick-up soccer, there’s a Chaparral park for you.


Several public transit routes meander through the Chaparral neighbourhood, making it easy for local residents to get around. Residents can use these bus routes to commute downtown in under an hour. A number of bike paths also wind through the community, making it easy for cyclists to tour the town. Alternatively, Chaparral’s large streets making driving quite pleasant, and ample parking spots are available.


The residents association is active in the community, ensuring the Chaparral lifestyle remains pleasant and exciting. Equipment and facility rentals make it easy to throw a party or unite the family through fun activities, while regular community events are available for those who like fun opportunities to come to them. The Chaparral Residents Association ensures a number of ongoing programs are also available for residents, ranging from yoga, fitness and sports groups, to Scouts, summer camps, and seniors activities.