PARK(ing) Day returns to Edmonton Sept 16, 2016 on Angel Way in The Quarters downtown. Edmonton will join cities around the world in making use of parking spaces in a different way. The event started in San Francisco and has taken life of its own.
Last year, the CityLab Edmonton project had a Star Trek library, some public outreach stalls, and countless other installations. A group with the historic Chinatown group hosted tours of the area as it is located in Edmonton’s Old Chinatown. Northlands brought some plants from the urban farm to create a container garden. There was also a display about Angel Way and missing an murdered aboriginal women. Another stall surveyed people how they want to see the future of the area.
Other parklets were not as serious. There was a space to build giant LEGO® beside the #yegdtbigE. The Royal Alberta Museum had a cardboard diorama for visitors to add to it. A clothing swap was there for those who wanted to play dress up. Watch the video to see all the things that could be possible this year.
To get there by LRT, take exit F3 at Churchill Station and follow signs through Canada Place to 97 Street.