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PARKit RETURNS!

July 13, 2012

Surrey – Back by popular demand, PARKit has returned to the heart of City Centre! The pop-up urban park transforms unused car spaces into vibrant people places.
The site will feature a wood deck, grass areas, trees, shrubs and entertainment. Seating areas will allow visitors to enjoy lunch from a variety of multicultural food carts.
“PARKit is a wonderful way for the City to transform concrete into urban greenspace, while creating a sense of community in our downtown core,” says Mayor Dianne Watts. She adds the timing of this temporary park is great, since thousands of people will be visiting City Centre for Fusion Festival and the BC Summer Games.
The food carts will vary each day and will offer family favorites such as hot dogs, bubble tea, perogies, ice cream and more.
PARKit will be open from July 16 to 27 at the North Surrey Recreation Centre parking lot on City Parkway, by the Surrey Central Skytrain Station.
The City developed PARKit as a pilot project to create temporary public park space, and to test the feasibility of mobile food trucks in City Centre. The Program’s initial pilot site was activated from April 17 to 30, 2012, in the same location.

If you are interested in participating in PARKit or would like more information, please visit www.surrey.ca/parkit or contact:

Patrick Klassen
Parks Planning, Research & Design
City of Surrey
Tel: 604-598-5858
pklassen@surrey.ca

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