A new urban park just opened in Calgary with a stunning view (PHOTOS)

Oct 6 2020, 9:24 am

Talk about a picnic with a view.

Calgary’s newest park may not have the grass, trees, or ponds you’d come to expect from an outdoor public space, but what it lacks in nature it makes up for in colour, views, and originality.

 

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High Park opened to the public this week, offering a space for Calgarians to check out (while safely physical distancing) at the tip top of a six-storey parking garage.

 

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Featuring colourful installations, wide open spaces, and even some astroturf for those who stubbornly believe that “park” has to mean “grass” (or at least some form of it), High Park is open for dog walks, lunchtime picnics, and even live music.

 

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The project is the result of a collaboration between Public City Architecture, Beltline Neighbourhoods AssociationBeltline Urban Murals Project, and the Calgary Parking Authority.

 

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Phase one, which just opened, spans two acres and plans to remain open until mid-2021.

The public space can be accessed either by elevator from the ground floor of the parkade across from National on 10th, or via +15 through Gulf Canada Square.

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High Park Map (Neighbourhood Beltline Association)

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