Shannon Park & Pathways Shannon Park boasts 17 acres of beautifully treed green space woven with multi-use pathways, baseball diamonds, soccer fields, tennis courts, and playgrounds. For more pictures of Shawnessy parks and pathwars, see:

The Ice Rink The Shawnessy Ice Rink boasts 2 skating surfaces - one rink with boards used primarily for shinny hockey in the winter and great for roller blading and basketball in the spring and summer months; the other ice surface is ideal for those who wish to go for a leisure skate. Both ice surfaces are lit from dusk until 10:00 pm in the winter months. The rink shed houses a Zamboni which is used to keep the ice in great shape. Also, a sheltered area for putting on skates is provided. The rink is maintained wholly by community volunteers. For more information or to volunteer to help with ice maintenance please contact the volunteer coordinator.

The Barn: The Shawnessy Community Center

Availability: Click here for the calendar.

Location:  224 Shawmeadows Road SW. Calgary, Alberta

Step back in time and hold your next function in a turn-of-the-century barn! This landmark is situated in the community of Shawnessy in a 17-acre green space that includes a playpark, tennis courts, and ball diamonds. We have everything you need to plan your wedding, company BBQ, your community event, or Christmas Party.

This rustic barn was built in the early 1900s and refurbished in the late '70s as a community centre. The Shawnessy Barn is the last standing barn within the city limits of Calgary that is still usable. Its cedar walls surround the most beautiful fireplace, which roars its warmth in the winter, and lends to a quiet comfort in the summer. The huge sliding glass doors open onto the outdoor patio and the green space providing the indoor/outdoor experience. The ambiance is already there...all you need is your friends!

Prices for Bookings:

Seating capacity is 115 people.

Barn Rental $1000.00 (Cleaning fee included)

Booking/Security deposit $250.00

$5.00 per person fee for cash bar (minimum fee $250.00)

$8.50 per person fee for host bar (minimum fee $425.00)

Renters supply all alcohol, we supply all other items including mixes, ice, cups, juice, pop, garnish and Bar-tender (mandatory) 

There can be no food preparation in our kitchen due to lack of commercial license, but your caterer can use the kitchen to heat and serve from.

Contact the Barn's rental manager to book your event today: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or leave a message at 403-254-1012

We provide table and chairs for renters.  All other items will need to be sourced out by other companies.  

Here is the floor plan of the barn. Click the image for a larger version:
Google SketchUp users can download a sketch of the barn here. (The file is 4.9 MB.) SketchUp can be found here.

For a map to the barn's location, follow this link.

Here are pictures of previous events at the barn:

Have your own pictures to add? Feel free to post them or any comments on our forums

Contact the Barn's rental manager This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., to book your event today: Or leave a message at 403-254-1012.


Local Accommodations:

All of these Hotels are within 5 km of the Barn for your out of town guests:

  • Delta Calgary South. 403-278-5050. Please see this download for an offer from the Delta Calgary South. 

  • Holiday Inn 403-225-3000

  • Super 8 by Wyndham 403-254-8878

  • Wingate 403-514-0099


*Hotels are listed for convenience and are not meant as an endorsement by the Shawnessy Community Association.