Sunday Picnic in Campbell Park

Judging from old photographs, the parks of this neighbourhood have been busy gathering places for many years. The image above of Carlton Park captures a festive day in 1914. And one of Perth Square shows a heated baseball game underway in 1920, played out in jackets and ties, with neighbours crowded at the fence.

The Sunday Picnics in the Parks will likely see less formal attire, but similar community spirit. Residents are invited to pack a picnic lunch and a blanket and spend a couple of hours with their neighbours, enjoying the common space of the Junction Triangle and perhaps even engaging in a good old-fashioned egg-and-spoon race. The events are free and casual, and take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a different neighbourhood park each Sunday throughout July (4, 11, 18 & 25).

July 4: Since its creation in the 1940s, Campbell Park has become many things to many people. Soccer field, playground, ice skating rink, even temporary dump site during last year’s infamous City strike. This year looks much more promising for the largest park in the Junction Triangle. Campbell Park will be home to our first Sunday picnic, with lots of green space for activities, plenty of play structures, and a great wading pool for cooling off. Bring your picnic lunch to Campbell Avenue north of Wallace, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pack a Litterless Lunch


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For July 4 Naomi and I are bring a small turkey to share.

For July 4 Naomi and I are bring a small turkey to share.


...we don't have a turkey, but our family will be there!