By Emma Meldrum, special to the Seeker
Have you walked by the corner of Pitt and First Streets recently? Were you a little surprised, pleased, and impressed by the little park? I certainly was!
The ‘pop-up park’ is the product of efforts by Heart of the City, which “tries to make the downtown an attractive place to live and work while attracting visitors to our community”, explained Denis Carr, an executive at Heart of the City. The park is just one project of many. Carr says it was a great idea – with a fairly small pricetag.
“We wanted to take an important corner of downtown and dress it up a little to show what can be done with a few tables and umbrellas. It looks sharp!” Organizers aren’t the only ones pleased with the results – pedestrians are happy too!
“People have said it’s a welcome addition to the corner. It’s a bright, good place to sit down and have lunch. It brightens up that corner,” said Carr of the positive feedback received so far.
Everyone is welcome to have a seat, eat, drink, and enjoy the sunny weather.
The park is equipped with umbrellas that provide plenty of shade, and potted plants add colour to the area.
When asked if Cornwall can expect to see the park back again this summer, Carr replied: “Maybe we’ll even have more than one!”