The Bounce Games Park

A popular spot for year-round exercise and connection

Urban basketball park with a side of public art attracts visitors from across the city and builds vibrancy on a future development site.


Bringing an active vibe to Calgary's colourful East Village

The Bounce opened in 2019 at 4th Street and 8th Avenue SE—the future development site was the perfect temporary activation location surrounded by East Village’s beloved heritage buildings and the bustle of the Central Library. This free outdoor play space offers a full-sized basketball court and ping-pong tables plus ground-level snakes & ladders, four-square and hopscotch boards—all set to a colourful backdrop of murals by MAUD (Calgary duo Kathryn Pearce and Tanner Hamilton) titled Found Home.


Key Takeaways

  • 1

    A creative, engaging use of undeveloped land

    The Bounce brings activity and energy to an otherwise vacant and idle city lot—a great example of CMLC’s brand of creative placemaking.

  • 2

    A year-round neighbourhood gathering place

    With its vast variety of fun and active uses, The Bounce provides a vital place for East Village residents to gather and connect.

Media & Recognition

Avenue Magazine
Avenue Magazine

3 Cool Basketball Courts to Check Out in Calgary Read More

CTV News
CTV News

New urban basketball court bounces into Calgary Read More

The Gauntlet
The Gauntlet

The Bounce brings an active vibe to Calgary’s colourful East Village Read More

Avenue Magazine
Avenue Magazine

The Bounce Opens Read More



Opened June 2019