Historic Ranche & Glenbow Pathway Improvement

Active project
Summer - Fall 2024
Glenbow Park & Historic Cochrane Ranche
We are improving pathway connections through Cochrane to provide more inclusive access between the Historic Ranche, Glenbow and the Bow River. 

This project includes paving nearly 3 km of pathways in Glenbow and the Historic Cochrane Ranche, as well as replacement of four pedestrian bridges in Glenbow park, and new signage throughout the park space.  

About the project

Cochrane is committed to creating a connected community for all ages and abilities to enjoy. In March 2022, Council endorsed an application to purse the Active Transportation Fund as a way to improve access between the Historic Ranche, Glenbow and the Bow River. 

Upon securing the grant approval, our Parks team began to explore Glenbow and the Cochrane Ranche to better to understand what this project might look like.

Through the discovery phase, we identified a pressing need to revitalize the Glenbow bridges. While initially we were considering widening the pathway to 4 metres, Administration recognized that to accommodate this a significant number of trees would need to be removed. As a result, Administration reconsidered the goals of this project and will now be extending the pathway to 3 metres. 

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada.

Construction timelines

July - Fall 2024 

How does this project benefit the community?

Increased community connectivity and care for our open spaces and natural areas.

Strategic alignment

This project supports the 2022-2025 Strategic priority of protecting, nurturing and enjoying our natural landscape, creating a vibrant and active community with connected neighbourhoods and bringing people together physically and socially. 

Have questions about this project?

Email capitalprojects.eng@cochrane.ca

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