Pixel Park powers up in The Culture + Entertainment District

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    New community space with pickleball courts, skate park, dog park, and downtown Calgary’s largest electric vehicle charging site opens on October 13,

    Calgary Municipal Land Corporation, as steward of the Rivers District Master Plan, will open a new community space in The Culture + Entertainment District this week.

    Located next to Enoch Park at 12 Ave and Macleod Trail, Pixel Park will bring a suite of public amenities and experiences to the community, including an off-leash dog park, pickleball courts, a skate park, and spaces that facilitate programming and placemaking initiatives led by CMLC.

    With Tesla Motors Canada, Pixel Park will also be the largest electrical vehicle charging site in downtown Calgary, with 24 stalls that include downtown’s first Level III (DC) Supercharging stations, which are compatible with both NACS and CCS electric vehicles.

    “Our intention with Pixel Park – like our approach in East Village with public spaces like The Bounce – is to bring a great temporary amenity to the community through a period of intense development and construction, and this is another example of the kind of vibrancy and activation that Calgarians can expect of the emerging Culture + Entertainment District,” says Kate Thompson, CMLC’s President and CEO. “Pairing the sport courts and dog park with the Tesla Superchargers create a space that’s meaningful for both District residents and visitors, as well as Calgarians at large. The addition of these Tesla Superchargers means that more Calgarians will have access to more electric vehicle charging options, which supports our city’s overall sustainability objectives.”

    Named for its vibrant colours and video game-inspired imagery, Pixel Park is a multi-player meeting place where Calgarians of all ages can get off their screens and get outside to interact.

    “Just as pixels are the building blocks of a much bigger picture, public spaces like this one are the building blocks of an incredible city,” says Ward 8 Councillor Walcott. “I’m so pleased to welcome Pixel Park to east Victoria Park, and I know that it’s just another sign of the amazing things to come in The Culture + Entertainment District.”

    CMLC led the development of the space – designed by urban designers Populous and Ground Cubed and constructed by Buttcon – and will manage the ongoing maintenance, security and programming of the space.

    Pixel Park’s sport courts, dog park and electric vehicle chargers will be open seven days per week, year-round, and will be staffed by CMLC’s EAST Team three days per week.

    Pixel Park celebrates its grand opening on Friday, October 13. Learn more about the big event here.

    Image: Ward 8 Councillor Courtney Walcott (left) and CMLC President & CEO Kate Thompson (right) reveal the Pixel Park sign

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