Memorial Drive Received a Landscape of Memory

Posted by Justin Havre on Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 at 8:43am.

The new plaza found at Memorial Drive will add a touch of beauty with plenty of memories for the community. This plaza will be added to the Memorial Drive corridor in the fall and will provides benches, trees, vegetation, art sculptures, bike racks and more. The goal of the new plaza is to help Calgarians connect to the Bow River.

The Memorial Drive corridor is already used for walking, running, resting, commuting and many other reasons. However, the city wants to make this an even more vibrant area and the new plaza will help to accomplish this goal.

Residents will be able to find the plaza at the end of 34A Street in Parkdale. This will be the second Landscape of Memory coming to the area after the Poppy Plaza is completed. The open space found at the corridor will be transformed into a beautiful public space for all to enjoy.

The enhancement to the area will provide something new for the community to enjoy. With benches in the area, people can sit and enjoy the beauty, while others enjoy a jog, walk or bike ride through the corridor. Whether you want to just sit and enjoy the view or you prefer to be a bit more active, the new Landscape of Memory will help to bring this area alive once again.

The Art Sculpture

Within the new plaza, an art sculpture will be features to help Calgarians connect to Bow River. This sculpture will provide an interesting view of The City's storm water system and will change the rivers in positive ways. Brian Tolle and Marc Boutin have been commissioned to design and create the sculpture. Tolle is the artist, while Boutin is a local architect. They will both provide their vision as they complete the project.

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