The Fish Creek Mountain Bike Skills Park is [technically] under construction, but ready to ride. It sits within Fish Creek Provincial Park (map), and is free to the public and available daily during normal park hours. Developed with the cooperation of Alberta Parks, it is the first public skills park built in Calgary.
The history of the Skills Park dates back to the late 1990s. Jeff Gruttz, Danny Laroche and Radek Burkat were the first people to advance the idea of a public bike skills park to the City of Calgary and Alberta Parks. Government resistance to the concept was strong. Very strong. Even after the development of skills parks in Canmore, Hinton, and Blairmore, not to mention all over the rest of Canada and internationally, Parks staff at the municipal and provincial level did not believe it could work in Calgary. It took at least two changes in Fish Creek Provincial Park management before we got the go-ahead to build.
A more thorough history of the struggle is being compiled, and will be published as soon as possible.