Welcome To Lake Chaparral

Chaparral Residents Association Ltd.

Access to this park/facility is for members and guests. Valid proof of membership is required upon entry. Please keep the park safe and clean and have fun wile respecting the other park users and the rules.

Not permitted in the park: Pets, bicycles, Alcoholic Beverages and smoking. Current rules and regulations are available at the park office or here on our web page.

No Lifeguard on Duty

All activities are unsupervised. You assume all risk from your use of this park/facility.

Lake Chaparral Recreation Centre shall not be liable for any loss, damage or injury that you may suffer as a result of your use of this park/facility.


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Upcoming Events:

                                      Stampede Breakfast       June 24th * 9am-12pm.

                                      Duck Races                        July 12th *1pm-3pm.

                                      Family Camp Out             July 15th *7:30 pm.

                                      Triathlon                           August 11-13  3pm

                                      Movie in the Park           August 19th    5pm

                                      End of Summer               August 25th- Beach closes at 2pm for Firework display set up.



Hello Residents,


As many of you have been wondering about our catch and release policy. We have just received a letter from Alberta environment and parks, and at this time they have temporarily suspended our fishing license because of the suspected Whirling disease. It is likely that we have potentially received this disease from the fishery therefore we are not able to restock the lake at this time. Until further notice the lake will remain catch and release. Sorry for the inconvenience and we appreciate your patients in the matter.

If you would like to learn more about the disease and how to further prevent unintentional spread please go to


Our Hours
Spring Hours

Summer Hours

June 1st-Aug 31



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

New Projects @ Lake Chap



Update: The Childrens park closest to the upper rink is now closed for construction. Please keep away from this area until its completion.


This year we have many new projects and improvements coming to Lake Chaparral. Throughout this summer there will be construction ongoing through out the park and we can stress enough how important everyone's safety is. Please be aware and pay attention during these times.


In Mid May we will begin replacing fencing around our Lake, it is projected to be completed by June. Please know this will be a construction zone,  we ask that you use care and attention during this big project. Safety is most important to us at Lake Chap.


We have been approved for CFEP Grant, which means we are getting a new playground! This is to begin in June and should take 3-4 weeks to complete. The playground will be torn down and unavailable in Mid May and will become a construction zone. Please let your children know that this area will be closed until completion in June.  This will be a huge improvement and a great addition for our kids.


This year we are adding aeration to our lake, this will help the ecology and general health of the lake. This Project is expected to begin in June as well.




New System

Register Today

The Lake Chaparral Residents Association has transitioned to a new version of software! This online program will allow you to book facilities, as well as pay annual fees if you are a homeowner in the community. If you have ever provided CRA with your email before, an online account has already been created for you – however you will need to reset your password.

To get started, go to and click Login in the top right corner. You will be directed to the Sign in page. Once there, click on Forgot password?

Next, type in the email address that you had previously given.

Password reset instructions will then be sent to your email. If the email address you entered is not recognized, please contact the office by email at, or by phone at 403-254-4148, and we will assist you in creating your account. If no email is received, please check your SPAM folder.




Message from the President of Lake Chaparral Resident Association

Greetings Neighbours and Lake Chaparral Residents!


 Now that spring is officially here, I know that in our household, my wife and I's thoughts are turning to outside yard and property improvement projects. I suspect that we are not alone in this.

Did you know that if you live in Lake Chaparral you have restrictive covenants and architectural guidelines on your properties? I know that most new residents do, as you would have reviewed those covenants and architectural controls with your lawyers when competing the property purchase agreements. But for some longer-term residents you may not recall as its been some time since moving into the neighbourhood.

These covenants make Lake Chaparral a wonderful place to live and include, most familiar to you, the requirement to pay a yearly fee to maintain the lake property, common property grounds that includes entrance features (the Chaparral signs) and some other areas of the community. If you are curious as to what areas belong to the Residents Association, check in at the Lake office.

Many of the other items in the covenants are similar to the City of Calgary By-Laws and around residential properties, but are a little more stringent with the eye to maintaining  Lake Chaparral as a premier community in Calgary. Fences would be a good example of this. In Calgary, you are not allowed to have your fence fall into disrepair, the same bylaw also applies to Chaparral. What our covenant adds is that the fence must be the same colour and type as was originally put up by the developer Genstar. For most of us this makes no difference as we didn`t have developer supplied fences. For those of us who have a beige perimeter fence (wood or stucco) a corner feature fence, a fence with stone pillars or a chain link fence next to green space, this means we cannot change the fence type or colour. It also means the burden of maintaining that fence is on us as the home owner whose property it is on.

There are a number of other items covered in the covenants that include swales, garden sheds and clothes lines to name a few. To add some complexity to this not always well understood topic, Genstar had slightly different covenants applied to each phase of development in Chaparral. If you no longer have a copy of your covenant, it may not match a neighbour`s depending on what phase each of your homes was in. The best way to find out what your specific covenant contains is to find your original document or visit the lake office where the staff have copies of all the covenants available.

When you are contemplating an improvement project for your property, please remember to check your covenant as well as the applicable City of Calgary By-laws before you begin your project. It`s much easier to remain compliant than it is to have to fix something you have already built or changed. Again, please contact the lake office with any questions around covenants on our properties.

Have a great spring and summer season,


Murray Hunt

President, Lake Chaparral Residents Association.


Encumbrance Fees 2017/18

Fees are on your accounts.

It is that time of year again, your fees have been added to your account.

As with other years we are offering an Early Bird incentive for our members. If you pay before May 31st you will be entered into a draw to receive your fees for free!

The fees are due June 30th. You have more options to pay this year, as we have the new system that allows you to pay online. If you haven't registered yet you can click the link on our webpage and register today. There is a $5.00 fee for credit card payments.


All fees unpaid by June 30th, will result in denied access to the lake and a monthly 1.5% interest charge.


Our office is open 9am-9pm.