This project supported the development of a multi-functional parklet in Courtenay to add vitality and support business and recovery efforts in the downtown core.
The 4th Street Parklet includes modular shelters and seating, as well as photos and interpretive signage that express the history and culture of the area. The flexible space hosts a wide variety of activities including food trucks, musicians, merchants and farmers’ markets, in addition to seating for events and outdoor learning offered by the Courtenay Museum.
This new flexible outdoor area allows locals and visitors to safely gather year-round, and is strategically located adjacent to the Courtenay Museum, Native Sons Hall, Sid Williams Theatre, as well as several community-owned businesses, including a café, restaurants and craft brewery. It is also within a short walking distance to many downtown shops, the Puntledge River and Lewis Park.