Pop-up parks coming to Calgary next summer
Pilot project to cost $20K
Couches and chairs could soon be a normal sight on Calgary streets after Ald. John Mar's idea to set up pop-up parks passed a hurdle at city council Monday morning — although in a narrow vote.
The so-called "s-PARK" would be set up for about a month at a time before the furniture would be moved to a different area of the city.
The pilot project will cost $20,000 and, if successful, another $70,000 would be spent to expand the project.
The test phase is being delayed until summer 2013.
"We've waited 100 years for this, we can wait another," said Mar.