Welcome to PARK PARK!
A multi-use recreational space AND a parking lot. PARK PARK is designed as a layer cake of uses; it's a place of curiosities made from parks. It's a parking park, a sitting park, a playing park, a gathering park, a riding park, a park kind of park.
In addition to beautifying the street space, PARK PARK will allow for alternative uses during off-peak times, supporting the CPA’s commitment to innovation. The bright colours and unique features will entice visitors to the space; PARK PARK will be a Calgary attraction that people travel to see, creating hype and bringing business to the community.
We hope that PARK PARK will spark conversations about placemaking and enrich the neighbourhood.
About PARK PARK
As of September 1st, PARK PARK is open to the public from 9am to 9pm daily. The space is also available for rent through CPA’s Event Rentals program. Information about Event Rentals, including rental guidelines and rates, can be found on that page.
Lot 43 will remain open and operational and parking during peak daytime hours will not be affected. The only time parking will be restricted is if the space is being rented for a community event or for maintenance, which is unchanged from the current hours of operation. Payment is required to park at Lot 43 at all times.
Please use PARK PARK at your own risk.
Awards & Recognition
Congratulations to PARK PARK for receiving the 2022 National Urban Design Award – Urban Fragments! Urban design and architectural excellence play an important role in maintaining and enhancing the quality of life in Canadian cities and we are proud PARK PARK has been recognized.
We're thrilled to have received the International Parking & Mobility Institute's 2021 Award of Excellence for the Best Design/Implementation of a Surface Lot.
In 2020, the Canadian Parking Association named the CPA and PARK PARK the winner of its 2020 Innovation in Parking Operations & Programs Award! Our profile can be FOUND HERE.
Our PARK PARK Partners
Public City Architecture Inc., the winner of a public competition managed by the Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC), has transformed Lot 43 into PARK PARK: an active, dynamic public space.
The Inglewood BIA and CA were also instrumental in the creation of PARK PARK, participating on our selection committee and supporting the progress of this focal point for the community.