Calgarians turn parking into park for a day
A group of Calgarians managed to grab some prime street parking spots. But, instead of parking cars, they created a temporary park — complete with grass, trees, and benches.
Calling the city’s newest park ‘sPark’, they hoped to draw attention to Calgary’s extremely car-centric culture, and the lack of public social interaction — as well as issues of the environment and privatization of public space.
The park was set up on the north side of 17 Avenue SW, between 6 and 7 Streets, on Saturday morning and is expected to be taken down after nightfall. The parking spaces were paid for as if a car was occupying them.