Project manager for the park development Michelle Reid said, “The community input was essential for the park development, and their aspects were integrated in to the final design of green space; which is ultimately very flexible for citizens.”
Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Councillor Evan Woolley, Parks Director Anne Charlton, and Rob Taylor officially declared Barb Scott Park open with a simple ribbon cutting ceremony and a selfie in front of the park's anchor attraction, an interactive public art sculpture dubbed, "Chinook Arc."
Later that evening, a community celebration for the new park and the official unveiling of Chinook Arc took place from 8-11 p.m.
Local jazz musicians, the Lorna MacLachlan Quintet, played a special musical composition created for the event. This was followed by a lantern parade.
For more photos, see our photo album on Flickr. Follow the Chinook Arc on Twitter @Chinook_Arc and post your own selfie with the sculpture using the hashtag #chinookarc or by @ mentioning the sculpture on Twitter or Instagram.