Parkdale Plaza opens June 27

Parkdale Plaza inviteThe City of Calgary pleased to host a community celebration of Parkdale Plaza – a newly developed public space along Memorial Drive’s cherished Landscape of Memory corridor.

A unique and progressive collaboration between artists, architects, landscape architects and engineers, Parkdale Plaza features benches and bike racks, native vegetation, sweeping river views, an upgraded stormwater outfall and an integrated public art piece.

The Outflow artwork is a sculpture of an inverted mountain, namely Mount Peechee, which is just north of Canmore in the Bow River watershed. Also a functioning component of The City’s stormwater system, the artwork invites visitors to explore the delicate balance between our natural and built environments. It encourages Calgarians to think about the origins of our water and our role in its protection. Visitors will take an inside look as water travels from our streets and back out to the Bow River.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Parkdale Plaza (along the Bow River at the end of 34A Street N.W.)
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Opening remarks by Ward 7 Councillor, Druh Farrell
  • Artist talk by Outflow artist Brian Tolle
  • Interactive children’s activities that showcase the journey of stormwater and actions we can take at home to protect our rivers
  • Light refreshments for the first 500 guests

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