Map of Master Plan park areas for development

The Hastings Park / Pacific National Exhibition Master Plan will transform Hastings Park into a greener, year-round destination for park use, culture, sport and recreation, pleasure, and fun. 

Highlights of the transformation include relocating and expanding Playland, connecting to Burrard Inlet, adding park space and natural habitats, creating celebratory spaces, and acknowledging Hasting Park's history.

Highlights of the Hastings Park renewal map

  1. New Exhibition Building - A multipurpose building for year-round community and commercial uses such as winter carnivals, trade shows, and craft fairs.
  2. Livestock Building - Addition of large, overhead doors so market, shows, and cultural activities can spill out onto the Festival Plaza.
  3. Festival Plaza - The heart of the park with comfortable seating, public art, quality paving and lighting, a water fountain and an indoor/outdoor space for community festivals, special events, and markets.
  4. Italian Gardens - Retained and integrated into the new design.
  5. The Parade - A east-west greenway through the park for movement, tents, performances, and people-watching.
  6. Renfrew Street - Redesigned to slow traffic, increase safety, and access to the park.
  7. The Green (North) - A large, gently-sloping lawn to connect the Italian Gardens and Sanctuary
  8. The Green (South) - An intimate amphitheatre with terraced seating.
  9. The Garden's Gardens - Demonstration and experimental gardens to showcase local food, horticulture, ecology, and art..
  10. The Sanctuary - A new stream connects to the existing Sanctuary, with improved views and landscaping for safety.
  11. Festival Meadow - A new space for flying kites, playing games, picnics and relaxing, with opportunities for community festivals, fairs, and events
  12. Perimeter Park Greenway - A 3-kilometre, separated walking and cycling path that circles the entire park.
  13. The Plateau - A place for youth. Possible activities including dirt jumps, bike trails, hockey and basketball courts.
  14. Empire Fields - The community sports field is restored with field lights, a running track, and washrooms.
  15. Windermere Belvedere - A café on Windemere Hill with food, washrooms, and panoramic views of Burrard Inlet and the North Shore mountains.
  16. The Amphitheatre - A covered stage and new landscaping upgrade the current space for festivals and shows.
  17. Playland - Retain most of the current rides and expand northwards to 22 acres with new space for new rides, shaded seating, and landscaping.
  18. Daylighted Stream - A new stream between 45 and 100 metres in width, with a walking and cycling greenway next to it.
  19. New Brighton Connection - A new greenway trail alongside the new stream safely connects Hastings Park to New Brighton Park.

#1 New Exhibition Building

  • Entrance (above ground) and exhibition building (under Italian Gardens - north) is a multipurpose building for year-round community and commercial uses such as winter carnivals, trade shows, craft fairs
  • Simple building with durable finish suitable for livestock and agricultural displays

#1 New Exhibition Building

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#2 Livestock Building

  • Building upgraded for seasonal use and retrofitted with large overhead doors allowing activities in the Livestock Building to spill out onto the Festival Plaza
  • Ideal space for markets, shows, events, or cultural/arts production

#2 Livestock Building

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#3 Festival Plaza

  • A new urban heart of the park featuring: comfortable seating, public art, high quality paving and lighting, where you can grab a coffee, access WiFi, read a book, chat with friends, or play in the water fountain
  • Flexible indoor and outdoor space for community festivals, special events, and markets
  • Built-in festival and event infrastructure to shorten set up and tear down time
  • Daylighted stream flows along the eastern edge of the plaza

#3 Festival Plaza

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#4 The Italian Gardens

  • Retained and integrated into the new park design

#4 The Italian Gardens

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#5 The Parade

  • The "Main Line" during the Fair designed to accommodate concessionaire tents and the Fair parade
  • The East / West Greenway through the park
  • Designed for community events, performances, sitting, people watching, walking, and cycling
  • Views opened up over the Sanctuary
  • Playful water features extend from Italian Gardens

#5 The Parade

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#6 Renfrew Street

  • Resigned to slow traffic and increase safety
  • Narrowing of Renfrew Street to shorten crossing distance and allow for separated bicycle and pedestrian trails along the park edge
  • Landscaping and signage will create mini park gateways from the neighbourhood into the park at local street intersections

#6 Renfrew Street

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#7 The Green – North

  • Large gently sloping lawn as a park connection between the Italian Gardens and the Sanctuary
  • Lawn area for playing and picnicking

#7 The Green - North

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#8 The Green – South

  • Intimate amphitheatre with terraced seating for enjoying performances and shows

#8 The Green - South

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#9 The Garden’s Gardens

  • Demonstration and experimental gardens showcasing local food, horticulture, ecology, and art

#9 The Garden's Garden

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#10 The Sanctuary

  • Existing Sanctuary retained and connected to new day-lighted stream
  • Landscaped to increase safety and enhance inward views to the pond

#10 The Sanctuary

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#11 Festival Meadow

  • New programmed space for the Fair
  • Open space for flying kites, playing games, picnics and relaxing
  • Opportunity for different scales of community festivals and events with built-in infrastructure (water and electricity hook-ups)

#11 Festival Meadow

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#12 Perimeter Park Greenway

  • 3km separated path for pedestrians and cyclists – a great place for long walks, inline skating, running, dog walking, learning to ride a bike, and commuting

#12 Perimeter Park Greenway

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#13 The Plateau

  • Youth focused park between Rollercoaster and Empire Fields. Ideas being considered: dirt jumps, bike trails area and hard surface sport courts for ball hockey and basketball
  • Alternate connection to perimeter greenway route along The Plateau

#13 The Plateau

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#14 Empire Fields

  • Community sports field use restored and accompanied by field lights, running track, and washrooms after temporary stadium is removed

#14 Empire Fields

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#15 Windermere Belvedere

  • Located at top of Windermere Hill, café seating allows for panoramic views of the Burrard Inlet and North Shore Mountains
  • Public food service and washroom – a great place to grab a coffee or snack and enjoy the view

#15 Windermere Belvedere

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#16 The Amphitheatre

  • Upgraded with covered stage and landscaping for festivals and shows
  • Great views to Racecourse, Burrard Inlet, and the North Shore Mountains

#16 The Amphitheatre

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#17 Playland

  • Most of the current rides are retained; Playland gradually expands north with new rides to an ultimate size of 22 acres
  • Interconnected series of paths and plazas with shaded seating and patio cafés
  • Rides and attractions surrounded by trees and vegetation

#17 Playland

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#18 Daylighted Stream

  • Natural habitat and landscaped stream corridor, varying between 45 to 100 metres in width
  • Greenway runs along east side of stream for cycling, strolling, and bird watching

#18 Daylighted Stream

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#19 New Brighton Connection

  • Vehicle lanes reduced to accommodate both pedestrians and bicyclist
  • Enhanced pathways, lighting and signage
  • Creekway Park, north of McGill Street, contains a greenway trail alongside meandering day-lighted stream

#19 New Brighton Connection

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