The Pop-up Parks
To enjoy the beautiful summer season, the City of Sherbrooke provides its citizens and visitors with 4 summer squares. These facilities allow you to meet as a couple or with family and friends to fully enjoy the beauty of the different parts of Sherbrooke. Deployed around the city, Summer Squares offer relaxation areas with different cozy themes. Young and old alike will be charmed by the scenery, the lighting and the activities offered on-site. You can enjoy these temporary squares starting June 17, 2021.
Back again this summer, Wellington-sur-Mer in downtown Sherbrooke welcomes tourists and locals in a seaside setting. Wellington Street North, which becomes a one-way street for the season, is transformed into the Wellington-sur-Mer Urban Oasis. Picnic tables, Adirondack chairs, watercraft and garden sculptures decorate the square for summer fun and enjoyment.
New this summer, a giant octopus dominates the landscape, increasing the aquatic look of this festive space. Gustave, the giant garden gnome, is also present in his summer garb, sandals and all, to pose with visitors.
La Placette — King Street East
The Placette, located in the former community parking lot between 502 and 524 King Street East, offers an area to relax. Adirondack chairs, picnic tables, and ambient lighting welcome visitors to the Fleurimont sector. There are many activities are organized here, such as gardening workshops, open-air cinema projections, and musical performances, amplifying the friendly atmosphere of the square.
South Well Square
Very close to Wellington Street, on King Street West, between Wellington Street South and Du Dépôt Street, Well South Square welcomes visitors for a relaxing moment in the heart of the downtown core.
This temporary square is perfect for entertaining and eating. The street furniture and mood lighting give it a relaxed feel, making it a unique place to visit in the city centre.
The square also features a trail including a dozen historical photos of downtown Sherbrooke, created in collaboration with the Sherbrooke History Museum.
Visitors will also have the opportunity to enjoy Cultural Breeze, dynamic and colorful outdoor entertainment (ends September 10, 2021).
Set in the Lennoxville borough, Square Queen offers facilities that will delight young and old alike. The plot is equipped with picnic tables, relaxation areas, mood lighting, and urban gardens in which visitors can pick vegetables and herbs all summer.
A multitude of activities is offered throughout the summer season:
Festival des Traditions du Monde
Writing workshop for the poetry box by Mon Shack
Lennoxville Public Market (Every Saturday from June 19 to October 16, 2021, from 10 am to 1 pm)
Marie Mélodie Folk KIDZ
Tea-Art by Mon shack
In passing, visitors can also admire the work The Clearing by Jose Luis Torres.