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Park Board officially opens city’s newest park and asks residents to help name it

October 12 2016

“The addition of new parks and green space in a rapidly developing city is a priority for this Park Board," said Vancouver Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung.

Yukon and 17th park

A new park with a unique bike repair station at Yukon Street and 17th Avenue in the Riley Park neighbourhood is officially opened!

The 0.15 hectare park cost $600,000 to build and is located on the Yukon bike route. In addition to the bike repair station, it features a mini adventure playground, ample seating, and lush garden beds.

A former residential lot, it was acquired by the City in spring 2013 with the intention of turning it into a park.

Prioritizing new park creation

“The addition of new parks and green space in a rapidly developing city is a priority for this Park Board. This neighbourhood park at Yukon Street & 17th Avenue is an example of our goal to continue to deliver amenities that Vancouverites deserve,” said Vancouver Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung.

New park needs a name

Residents can suggest a name for the park until the end of October. Our Park Naming Committee will review suggested names and create a shortlist for Board Commissioners to vote on by the end of the year.

Residents also have until the end of this month to suggest a name for a park at Main Street and 18th Avenue, which opened three years ago.

As new parks are built or acquired, they are often given temporary working names. We're reaching out to residents for name ideas for 22 parks starting with Yukon and 17th.

The Park Board maintains more than 230 parks, which support the Park Board Strategic Plan, Greenest City Action Plan, Biodiversity Strategy, Bird Strategy, and Urban Forest Strategy.

Name Your Park