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If you have a Little Free Library in your yard, send us a picture and we will add it out our Pin Board.

Chaparral Community Background

Chaparral-Lake-LogoChaparral was established in 1995, and named for the Mediterranean climate biome. Chaparral is a residential neighbourhood in the south-east quadrant of Calgary, Alberta.

It is located at the southern edge of the city, south of the Marquis de Lorne Trail. To the east it is bordered by the Bow River Valley, to the south by 194 Avenue SE, and to the west by Macleod Trail.

Three distinct divisions make up the total community of Chaparral.
Lake Chaparral is the largest division of Chaparral. Residents of the lake division enjoy the exclusive year round use of a 32-acre (130,000 m2) artificial lake and a 21-acre (85,000 m2) park.

Chaparral Ridge is made up of approximately 800 households located on the NE Corner of Chaparral. Overlooking Fish Creek Provincial Park, the Ridge has some of the best views in the area.

Chaparral Valley, the newest division of Chaparral, will have over 800 homes when Genstar Land Developer finishes this district. Chaparral Valley is nestled in the heart of Fish Creek Provincial Park. Extensive pathways and views of the Blue Devil Golf course are features Valley residents enjoy.

Chaparral Community Association

Chaparral-PlaygroundSuccessful, healthy communities are generally those with active and sustained membership and involvement of the community residents. Often a strong membership representation is an indication that our association is serving the needs of the community and is therefore, valued and supported by its residents. Your support today is important and ensures new energy to continually address community issues.

What your Community Association does for you…
Programs and activities put on by the CCA
(Stampede Kick-o Breakfast, “Winterlude”, to name a few)
Social, environmental and civic affairs
(BFI Public Open House, Drugs in your city awareness presentation, Trailblazer, Traffic & Zoning Issues)
Government Liaison
(With The City of Calgary and Government of Alberta)
Weigh-in on Commercial Applications
(Telus Cell Tower, BFI Canada Inc., Inland Cement and local based businesses)
Insurance and Administration
(Covers annual operating costs and applicable insurance cost to operate yearly)

The Chaparral Community Association has been working hard to cover all the views, opinions, and concerns for all matters pertaining to Lake Chaparral, Chaparral Ridge, and Chaparral Valley outside of the Lake facility (we have nothing to do with Lake operations). We meet on a monthly basis at Lake Chaparral Boat House to address a progressive agenda.

The cost of membership is $20.00 for one year. Without the value of the Community Association, we would not be able to keep you informed of important events and factors affecting our community as a whole. Please consider becoming a member if you are not already one. We are a non-pro t organization and your membership goes towards community events, programs, and operating costs as mentioned above.

Chaparral Residents Association

Chaparral Residents AssociationThe Chaparral Residents Association is the association that governs the private membership of Lake Chaparral and its facilities. Each home within the Lake Chaparral community is encumbered to pay an annual membership due to the CRA. The annual dues are utilized for the day to day operations of the lake property and all of its facilities, the maintenance of entryway features of the community, maintaining an appropriate reserve fund and making long term planning decisions for the lake and its assets. The CRA’s employs a facility director, Nancy Connors, under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors.

Lake Chaparral is a 33 acre lake with an average depth of 35 feet. It is complimented by a 22 acre park. The lake was completed in November 1995. 1.2 million cubic meters of earth were moved.  200 million gallons of water were used to fill the lake, taking 49 days to fill. Did you know there is also an under water scuba diving course in the lake! The amenities include a beautifully landscaped park with cascading waterfalls, recreational building with social room and kitchen, sandy beach, fishing, boating, toboggan run, childrens’ playground areas, winter skating rink, picnic areas and cook shelter, tennis, basketball and beach volleyball courts, and walking path.
The lake and park are open 365 days a year.

For inquires about the Lake Chaparral Park and Recreation Centre please contact the Lake Chaparral Residents Association at 403-254-4148 or visit their website at lakechap.ca.

Chapparral Community Association

Address: PO Box 58001, Chaparral RPO Calgary, AB, T2X-3V2
Email: ask@chaparralcommunity.com
Website: facebook.com/ChaparralCA

Chaparral Residents Association

Address: 225 Chaparral Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3K9
Phone: (403) 254-4148
Email: office@lakechap.ca
Website: lakechap.ca

Office Hours:

Summer Hours

Spring Hours

*Hours are subject to change based on weather and usage throughout the seasons*



  • Chaparral School – K – Gr 6 –  480 Chaparral Dr SE, Calgary, AB T2X 3X8
  • MidSun Junior High School – 660 Sunmills Drive SE Calgary AB T2X 3R5
  • Centennial High School – 55 Sun Valley Blvd SE Calgary AB T2X 3W7
  • St Sebastian School (K-6) – 65 Chaparral Drive Southeast, Calgary, AB T2X 0E6
  • Father Whelihan School – K – Gr 9 – 70 Sunmills Drive SE Calgary AB T2X 2R5
  • Bishop O’Byrne High School – 500, 333 Shawville Blvd SE Calgary AB T2Y 4H3

Recreational Amenities

Private Lake
Tennis Courts
Basketball Courts
Volleyball Courts
Community Sports
Fitness Programs
Dance Programs
Seniors Programs

Close to:

Fish Creek Park
Blue Devil Golf Course



Green Ingenuity

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