5th Avenue Square
East Village’s smallest park is a tree-lined plaza at the intersection of 7 Avenue and 5 Street SE. The recent installation of "The Device to Root Out Evil" (created by American artist Dennis Oppenheim) invites anyone passing by to step off the street and admire this curiousity. The multi-purpose square also hosts community gatherings like food truck events, seniors' programs and holiday festivities.
The site of the former Can-Pro gas station, at the corner of 8 Avenue and 4 Street SE, has been host to a number of CMLC initiatives over the past decade. Currently the site is home to Bounce, a temporary pop-up games park that has a full-sized basketball court for both regular and 3x3 games, ping-pong tables, hopscotch, four-sqaure, and an art mural by artist duo MAUD.
St. Patrick's Island
East Village is linked to St. Patrick’s Island by the George C. King Bridge. The revitalized 31-acre "neighbourhood backyard" is filled with pathways, wading pools, children's playgrounds, public plazas, and community gathering spaces to be explored.
Known as "C-Square", this popular urban area offers a midday sunshine break to folks in nearby offices or residents returning home from downtown. Running along the C-train line at 4 Street and 7 Avenue SE, the curved stretch of wooden bench provides relaxed seating and a small stage hosting musicians, yoga instructors and more.
Crossroads is as much a gathering place as it is a thoroughfare. As well as linking big elements of East Village (George C. King Bridge, RiverWalk, the Riff pedestrian street and Fort Calgary), it contains areas for children's play, green tumbs, and hanging out with human and furry friends.
Early residents first dug into the East Village community garden in Spring 2016. The growing area includes raised beds for gardeners with mobility challenges, accessible water and a communal garden shed. It contains 88 plots, which are available to green-thumbed EVNA Members.
Crossroads Dog Park
The new dog park was constructed in Crossroads, an area well-loved thanks to the popular playground, community garden and trio of sea-can sheds. The East Village Dog Park welcomed it’s first visitors in October 2018.
Always a family favourite, the Crossroads playground provides endless options for children to use their imagination and have fun with unstructured play. Slides, balance boards, xylophones and bongos keep little ones busy while bistro tables and chairs nearby allow parents to comfortably keep watch.
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