Dover is located in Calgary’s southeast. It is bordered on the east by the CNR mainline and on the west by Calgary’s irrigation canal. The community was annexed in 1961 and developed in 1970. It is named after Mary Dover, a historic alderman and environmentalist. She was the daughter of A. E. Cross, one of Calgary’s initial “Big Four” businessmen. Dover is close to major transport routes and offers recreational opportunities in the nearby Bow River Valley, as well as in the parks and tot lots throughout the area. Dover's claim to fame is the beautiful Valleyview Regional Park, which contains 18 beach volleyball courts, 2 soccer fields, a ball diamond, spray park, a beautiful pond and unique playgrounds. There are excellent views of the Rocky Mountains and the city in the area. Dover is home to 6 public and separate schools.
About Dover Community Association
Dover Community Association offers a number of activities to residents. Out of school programs, children and youth programs, adult darts, social services and information workshops are also facilitated by the community centre. Skating and hockey occur in the winter months on our outdoor rink. Dover CA is one of the seven founding members of ECTAS, our local twin arenas and was instrumental in the development of the 12 Community Safety Initiatives group in East Calgary. We also host multicultural and special events, and partner with various groups and agencies to enhance the availability of programs and activities for our residents. Our facility also houses a free little library and a small food bank. We serve as a resource and referral center for community residents, and share our space with various charitable and non-profit groups.
We have a very successful Twin Views Communal Garden just 2 blocks north of the community centre, close to the Greater Forest Lawn +55 facility and the new Bethany Care Centre. We are blessed to have so many amenities in our great community!