Charlottetown Boulder Park Brochure

I was reading a blog post about a pigeon named Athena on my friend Dave’s blog this morning and thought “wow, that Dave’s a weirdo.”

Then I returned to put the finishing touches on a brochure I’ve created about the local boulder park (here’s a free copy, should you like one).

We are all weird in our own ways.

The brochure extends from my summertime project to elevate the Charlottetown Boulder Park, and it happens to have come just at the right time, as the park is enjoying arenaissance, partly due the closure of Province House, partly due the presence of two food trucks on its edges, and partly due the shade offered by its towering trees in this summer’s oppressive heat. Never in recent memory have their been more people availing themselves of the boulder-enhanced greenery of Queens Square.

Photo of the Boulder Park Brochure.

I used the Charlottetown Boulder Park Wikipedia page as a starting point for the brochure, and added descriptions of each of the boulders, a locator map and a detailed map, and a capsule history of the park. I was generously aided by my father (a retired geologist, helpfully) and by my friend Valerie, both of whom read early drafts and offered helpful commentary.

Charlottetown Boulder Park Map (from brochure)

The brochure is at Kwik Kopy for printing right now, and I’ve ordered a couple of plexiglass outdoor brochure holders so that I can distribute them at the park once they’re ready.

Matt Rainnie from CBC Island Morning taped an interview with me about the park this morning, part of a larger story about the revivification of the area; it should air soon.

And, in the next week, look for a copies of the brochure in the park itself.

Comments

Dave's picture
Dave on August 8, 2018 - 08:54 Permalink

Imagine not being weird. shudder

vbj's picture
vbj on August 8, 2018 - 16:22 Permalink

The brochure looks great, Peter!

Jim's picture
Jim on August 10, 2018 - 10:02 Permalink

Peter thanks, some more info for you . The CNR donated free freight to get the boulders to Charlottetown. The Bernard Stamp and Stencil Co. of Hamilton Ont. donated all the brass plaques in Boulder Park.

Jason Simpson's picture
Jason Simpson on August 15, 2018 - 20:43 Permalink

I think it would be great to see the territories represented in said park?

Peter Rukavina's picture
Peter Rukavina on August 15, 2018 - 23:47 Permalink

Agreed. Indeed it’s strange that they are not, as the articles in The Guardian and The Patriot on opening day both suggested that the two territories of the day were represented.

I’ve already written a letter to the chair of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust suggesting they right this wrong.