Some city parking spots were taken over on Friday to drive people downtown.
“We are going to be plugging the meters all day, but using the space not for parking, but for other types of uses,” said Judith Veresuk, executive director of the Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID).
Parking stalls on 11th Avenue were transformed with chairs, loungers, a giant chess game and Regina’s beach, complete with a deck, sand pit and a little pool.
The RDBID parked their boardroom table in a parking stall so they can do all their work on the street.
“People can come hangout with us, have a meeting with us, lounge with us,” said Veresuk. “We’re pretty excited and we’ve noticed there’s a lot of interest from the pedestrians walking by.”
The event was on until 3 p.m. on Friday.