Between the market square and flowing near the city center river Pielisjoki are located the southern and northern riverside parks. For example Harvest event and park flea markets have been organised in the beautiful riverside park areas. In winter 2011 the parks were filled with ice and snow sculptures, when the national championship competitions were organised in Joensuu. The southern riverside park is located between the streets Suvantokatu and Malmikatu, and the northern one is the green area between the streets Elielinkuja and Suvantokatu.