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City of Kelowna - Parklets Challenge

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Apr 8
City of Kelowna - Parklets Challenge City of Kelowna Apr 8, 2022 : 5:00 pm to Sep 6, 2022 : 8:00 am

REMINDER! City of Kelowna – Parklet Design Challenge. 
Thank-you to all the individuals who were available for our Parklet Information Session March 17th just a few short weeks ago!  Please feel free to reach out with any additional questions or comments to the email provided below.  For those unable to attend who still wish to participate, we will make a PowerPoint presentation available for your review.  Design brief as well as registration information will be made available upon your request. 

Were back!!! With such a successful program in 2021, we are happy to announce we will be bringing back the parklet challenge in 2022.  We are again seeking your help to re-think the street, and are providing this opportunity to a wide range of consultants and construction professionals to program Bernard Ave for the summer of 2022.  As part of this initiative, we are inviting design firms to create a parklet in this Parklet Design Challenge.  

We will be looking for your thoughts in activating the 400 and 500 blocks of Bernard Ave, and strive to give you as much freedom for creativity as possible within the spaces along the street.  Plans along Bernard Ave. include street activation, games, music and art; we encourage unique, interesting and thought provoking ideas.  To provide a token gesture for the all the volunteer time and effort needed to produce a creative parklet, we want to offer you design freedom, as well as a stipend of $7000 to offset some of the material costs in the installation.  Each parklet will have signage with the parklet name, and contributing firm or group.  In similar fashion to 2021, the expectation is the parklets will be constructed between the days of June 28th- June 30th and removed September 6th-8th.  (We will confirm these dates more specifically as we move forward).   

We hope to create yet again a fun unique event that people can enjoy and take part in!   Upload the PDF files below for complete information.

For More information contact:

Keith Pinkoski, BCSLA, CSLA 
Planner Specialist | City of Kelowna
[email protected] 
I acknowledge that my workplace is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the syilx/Okanagan people.

1435 Water Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1J4
Click to view background photo & credits
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins