Paid parking spots become paved paradises for day in Winnipeg
International Park(ing) Day takes over downtown streetsides as part of 6th Winnipeg Design Festival
Downtown curbsides became miniature parks for the day Friday in Winnipeg.
International Park(ing) Day sees towns and cities around the world convert metered parking spaces into contemporary public parks with different themes. The event is put on in association with the sixth annual Winnipeg Design Festival.
The "Canoe Library Eco Area Rest Stop" and "Urban Bubbles" took over sections of the road on Graham Avenue, while "Chopping Block" set up along Edmonton Street.
Designed by Ryan Wakshinski, Chopping Block let people on the street take a load off on wood stools and warm up by a wood-burning stove.
Forts on Fort, a new Park(ing) Day installation this year, will pop up at the Upper Fort Garry Heritage Park on Saturday. Families and kids will get a chance to build forts on the newly-completed structure.
The Winnipeg Design Festival ends Saturday.