Since I received such an overwhelming response to my first Winnipeg in Autumn piece I decided to throw together another quick posting of one of my other favourite public spaces within the City of Winnipeg.
Kings Park, in the extreme southern quadrant of the city just outside of the University of Manitoba on the Red River. It is, in my opinion one of the most picturesque parks in the city, containing Japanese style pagoda gardens throughout. It also has vast rolling greens, wooded paths and a quiet river walk that skirts the winding Red River.
A recent addition is the Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth, completed in Spring of 2009 it offers a place to walk and reflect quietly within the peaceful park setting. Carol Shields was of course the world-renowned author of such enduring classics as The Stone Dairies. She lived and worked in Winnipeg for many years and identified with the realities of life on the prairies.