Coral Springs is located in Calgary’s northeast. The community’s name, layout, and architectural style are reflective of its Californian theme. The community contains a lake, which is popular for swimming, fishing and boating. Coral Springs was annexed by Calgary in 1983 and is home to plenty of green space and pathways..
Construction began in 1991 with a variety of housing options. The diversity is evident from entry level condo developments and attached houses to mid range family detached homes and also to the high end executive homes offering lake front living.
The 16-acre lake and two three-acre parks provide lots of activities including beach volleyball, boating, fishing, swimming, hockey and skating. The lake is stocked with rainbow trout from the on-site hatchery. The residents association also hosts an annual Stampede party, a Winterfest every February, a September family corn roast and Halloween dance. The residents' association charges a yearly fee to maintain the lake and parks. For lake lots it's $717; homes with lake access (usually through a private path) pay $502; the rest are charged $359, multi-family complex residents are charged $287. ( rates as of Jan 2013)
There's the Don Hartman Sportsplex on 68th Street, with twin ice arenas, a lounge and gym. The bike/running pathways in Coral Springs provide a series of exercise stations. There are also three ball diamonds and a soccer field beside Monsignor Hetherington Elementary school. The Coral Springs community association is located in the Don Hartman Northeast Sportsplex. The community association puts on a number of special events each year including an fall festival. The festival features activities for children, a petting zoo, climbing wall and games. The community association also hosts an annual community garage sale and Park n’ Play in conjunction with the Northeast Sportsplex and the City of Calgary. Coral Springs also works to represent its residents with regards to issues of concern. For example, the board advocated on traffic issues to receive stop lights and crosswalks which slowed traffic considerably. They also monitor area construction such as the Northeast Ring Road. The board also works together with a community liaison from Calgary Police Services to maintain one of the lowest crime rates in the city.