You can now stroll, cycle or gather on the banks of the Bow River in East Village. After three years of planning, consultation and construction, RiverWalk Phase I opened to the public in the fall of 2010, winds along the Bow River from 3rd Street SE to the Simmons Building.
RiverWalk Phase I features a separated promenade and pathway, as well as RiverWalk Plaza, a landmark public space that can accommodate up to 2,000 people for celebrations, festivals and other gatherings.
RiverWalk Phase I also boasts public outlooks, outdoor furniture, innovative lighting, washrooms, art installations and terraced steps down to the river made of Basalt. The area has been regenerated with native grasses and shrubs and planted with ash, elm, poplar and birch trees.