High Park is the result of a unique vision, a clear identity, and careful prototyping. First opened in 2020, improvements have been phased and expanded overtime. Within Beltline, High Park has the fourth highest proportion of use, the third largest catchment and the second highest presence on Instagram. In 2022, HIGH PARK was the recipient of the Mayor's Urban Design Award for Community Initiatives.
The innovate roof-top park space has also garnered local, national and international media attention with features in Avenue Magazine, the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects' professional magazine Landscapes/Paysages, CBC Arts, and even CNN.
High Park featured in the April 2022 edition of Avenue Magazine
High Park featured in the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects' magazine Landscapes/Paysages.
High Park featured on the CNN International show Transformed Tomorrow.
HIGH PARK IMPROVES PUBLIC SAFETY
High Park improves local public safety in the area by brining more people to the previously single-use City Centre Parkade across more times of day throughout the week. It draws upon lessons from Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).
HIGH PARK ACTIVATIONS
As part of the ongoing improvements to High Park, the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association will be working with community partners to program more activations at High Park including:
- Fire pits
- Live DJs
- Outdoor fitness programming
- Graffiti jams
- Arts & cultural events
- And more!
Camp Sled Island 2021 at High Park
2022 BUMP Festival at High Park
Outdoor fitness programming 2023. (Image source: @ydn.yyc)
2023 BUMP Festival 3x3 Tournament
2023 BUMP Festival Movie with a View feat. DUNE
2023 BUMP Festival Graffiti Jam