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  • The picnic tables at Amiskwaskahegan need to go! - Spacing Edmonton
    disagreed and argued that the reputation has largely been shed in recent years with the park s redevelopment and ongoing neighbourhood revitalization Regardless of that debate the fact remains that this park like many parts of downtown lacks vibrancy beyond the work hours and special events There is limited public surveillance on the space which can create a sense of vulnerability One thing that discourages people from using the park throughout the day are the picnic tables The problem with this furniture in parks that need flexible layouts is their difficulty to move around When distributed poorly the seating arrangement can be uncomfortable and limits the number of people who can sit at one spot Individuals are forced to either claim an entire table or share with others Furthermore they don t allow for people to relocate their seats if there s unwanted noises smells wasps sun or shade This all factors into the awkwardness of sitting at this park when it isn t busy The removal of picnic tables in favour of lighter chairs at Churchill Square demonstrates this point quite clearly Churchill Square before and after the park furniture was changed Sources Wikipedia City of Edmonton Here you can see a drastic improvement in the way people interact with others due to this increased flexibility and comfort Combined with food vendors activities and more visibility I believe Beaver Hills can replicate a similar success Although it is inevitable that some of the chairs will be stolen every year the improved quality of life for residents workers and businesses nearby can be worthwhile Subscribe to Mag Share Post Tweet Post Buy Merch andise Related Posts A Pocket Park Paradise Schools and Parks II A History of Segregation This Is Edmonton Park ing Day 2015 Update Re imagining Downtown Public

    Original URL path: http://spacing.ca/edmonton/2015/05/21/the-picnic-tables-at-amiskwaskahegan-need-to-go/ (2015-11-17)
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