1920s Picnic kicks off Tipton Park Redevelopment


By Russ - Posted on 28 August 2011

Fifty adults and kids gathered at Tipton Park on August 20 to think creatively about what the park could look like in the future. People wrote their ideas on flip chart paper taped to the arena wall, and kids drew pictures of what they'd like the park to look like. Some common themes emerged from all the ideas offered. The themes are best described by some quotes from the flip charts. A full list is included in the attachments

  • Focus on encouraging people to use this space for picnics, outdoor studying (students), a small water feature, new playground equipment.
  • A sanctuary – peaceful – paths – flowers – water – benches to sit and read etc.
  • Keep it simple...less is more
  • Tipton could be adult-focused yet kid friendly (kid features).
  • I think Tipton Park is a wonderful oasis of green & ‘peace’ in a very busy area off Whyte. With other close-by parks focused on child activities, it’s wonderful to discover respite of this area. Focus for adults with things, but not state of the art, for kids. Let them run around & enjoy real things & provide space for reflection

The themes and ideas generated at the picnic will be brought to the next community meeting for Tipton Park Redevelopment - the September 22 Conversation Cafe from 7 to 9 pm at Queen Alexandra Community Hall. Bring your ideas! For more information, email tiptonpark [at] qacl [dot] ca or phone Sheila at 780-428-8784.

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