“beautiful highly used park”
Prince's Island Park is a beautiful highly used park in downtown Calgary that holds many large events throughout the year including the Canada Day celebration and Calgary Folk Festival. Since its development as a park in the 1950s, Prince's Island Park has been recognized as an urban oasis and is an important contributor to the cultural and recreational quality of life for Calgarians. In March 1999, Council approved a renovation of the island, including wetland construction and native plant restoration. The ChevronTexaco Learning Pathway is an environmental educational pathway on the east end of Prince's Island Park. The pathway winds around a constructed wetland designed to treat storm water before entering back into the Bow River. Interesting interpretive signage explains how a wetland works and presents meaningful information about wildlife, habitat and water quality. It is an environmental, educational, and recreational resource that connects people with nature in an interactive way.
Saw The Tempest at the amphitheater with my mother who is a spry 88. Loved the show, but wish there was better seating than sitting on the hill. It is not comfortable and, as tourists, did not know what to expect and did not have low chairs that others brought. 2 women brought regular folding camp chairs and sat in front of us and others, effectively blocking everyone's view. None of the volunteers asked them to move or sit on the ground. We moved to higher ground, but the angle of the hill and staging area were not particularly well thought out. A terraced hillside that would accommodate chairs at the higher levels and blankets at the bottom would be much better - I do Shakespeare every summer in Pitt Meadows and this is the type of seating at their amphitheater - it works beautifully. Otherwise a lovely evening in a beautiful setting!
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Prince's Island Park
- Sun - Sat: 5:00 am - 11:00 pm
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