Centennial Square, Ship Point, Broad Street home to three pop-up parklets

Centennial Square, Ship Point, Broad Street home to three pop-up parklets
Ship Point is home to one of the city's new pop-up parklets.

Visitors to three popular spots in Victoria will see some new features — including the former Humboldt Plaza ping pong table — as the city introduces pop-up parklets.

The three pop-up parklets will have turf lawns, Adirondack seating and planters with the goal of having people sit and relax in the downtown core.

Centennial Square will be home to the relocated ping pong table from Humboldt Plaza, with paddles available Monday to Friday during business hours. Additionally, next week there will be three chess tables installed.

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Ship Point will have music, food trucks and outdoor games.

The Broad Street parklet will be between Broughton and Fort streets.

This is part of the city’s “OUR DWTN” plan, which aims to revitalize Victoria’s downtown core.

In the OUR DWTN plan, the city allocated up to $1 million to bring new features and experiences to downtown using parking fees from the increased paid hours.

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As part of the budget process, council increased paid parking hours from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days per week, up from the previous 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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