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2016-09-16 - Charlottetown Participates in Park(ing) Day


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The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with Fusion Charlottetown, The Fox Club Society, and Reading Town PEI, has transformed two parking spaces at the corner of Kent and Queen Street into a greenspace, complete with vegetation, seating, and park activities.

Park(ing) Day is an annual global event in which participants create a habitable space in a public parking spot to encourage people to consider the broad range of possibilities that space holds. This concept is linked to sustainability in that it encourages community engagement and the use of other modes of transportation, like walking, biking or public transportation.

The pop-up park will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today (Friday, September 16) and includes the following free programming: a lemonade stand, tiny lending library, 5-minute massages (2:00-3:00pm), a fortune teller (12:30-1:30), bubbles and side-walk chalk, among other things.

To learn more about the global Park(ing) Day initiative, visit: www.parkingday.org  / www.rebargroup.org

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Image 7045 – Jess Brown, the City of Charlottetown’s Sustainability Outreach Coordinator, puts the finishing touches on the set up for the Park(ing) Day pop-up Park on Kent Street.

Image 7057 – Deputy Mayor Mike Duffy checks out the pop-up park on Kent Street as part of the global initiative Park(ing) Day.
 


Media contact:

Jennifer Gavin
Communications Officer
City of Charlottetown
902-629-4102
jgavin@charlottetown.ca



Tuesday, Apr 25, 2017
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