Sunday Picnic in Erwin Krickhahn 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 18: Erwin Krickhahn Park, formerly Rankin Park, was developed in the 1990s on former industrial land adjacent to the old Anchor Cap and Closure/Crown Cork and Seal factory. Recently the Erwin Krickhahn was expanded when the dead end section of Paton Road on the park’s northern border was removed and converted to green space. With its shady playground and tucked-away location, Erwin Krickhahn makes a perfect place for our third Sunday picnic. Bring your picnic lunch to Rankin Avenue south of Wallace, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pack a Litterless Lunch

There will also be a musical performance by Mark Ripp, starting at around 12:30, as part of the Electric Train Music Series.