I can’t help but be in love with Edmonton in the summer – IT’S SO GREEN.
I’m lucky enough to work/live near such a beautiful park as the Paul Kane park in the Oliver area of downtown. So I’m no landscape architect, but there’s something really harmonious and peaceful about this place. The size isn’t huge and the undulating landscape surrounding a mini-lake/fountain is perfect for kids/readers/sunbathers. The mixed use area surrounding the park of offices and condo blocks also brings in a big mix of users for the space too (thanks Jane Jacobs!) This is the best place to come and take a break from the stale office air.
This labour day Monday we ventured down to Victoria Park in the valley for a food truck meetup and got to try Molly’s Eats for the first time. I’m not usually wild on quesadillas but these were one of the best things I’ve eaten. Smokey pork with a bit of a kick too it. Can’t wait to have them again.
Hanging out in the sun with good food and company is the best way to spend a Monday. We got lost in the golf course on the way back but nevertheless, a delightful day.
Here ends my small ode to a couple of parks of Edmonton – I feel lucky to live in such a beautiful city.
And Feist says it better than anyone…