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Poetic Park Plaza opens

Two larger than life spider-like insects are standing at the corner of 4th Avenue and 9th Street in southwest Calgary.

They are part of the new Poetic Park Plaza, that opened Wednesday, and incorporates features that represent the mountains, foothills and prairies.

The hope is to create an urban plaza where people can go to relax and enjoy some art.

“Parks worked with area stakeholders to transform this empty space into a park where Calgarians and visitors can engage in passive recreational activities such as socializing, enjoying a good book, having lunch, or taking a quiet moment to enjoy a reprieve in the middle of a busy, vibrant city,” said Alderman John Mar. “The new park features seating, public art and a landscape design that reflects the geography in which we live including mountains, foothills, and prairie lands.”

There is public seating along with the art at the foot of the Louise Bridge.