Creekway Park, a lush urban space and restored creek, opens September 30
September 26 2013
Vancouver's newest park—Creekway Park—has been dramatically transformed from a parking lot into an ecologically rich and diverse corridor with native plants, bird habitat, pedestrian and cycling paths, and a daylighted stream.
The park is located at 2957 Bridgeway Street, between Hastings Park to the south and New Brighton Park to the north.
Attend the official opening of the park
You are invited to the official opening on Monday, September 30 at 10:30am.
The event includes remarks by Acting Vancouver Deputy Mayor Heather Deal, Vancouver Park Board Vice Chair Aaron Jasper, and Rivers Day Chair and Chair Emeritus of the BCIT Rivers Institute Mark Angelo.
We will cut the ribbon and serve cake. Participating students will raise bird-nesting boxes and plant perennials.
Marking progress toward renewing Hastings Park and PNE
The completion of the $1.2 million Creekway Park is the first physical outcome of the Hastings Park/Pacific National Exhibition Master Plan, adopted by Vancouver City Council in 2010. The plan identified a pedestrian and bicycle connection to New Brighton Park and the Trans Canada Trail as a top priority. Restoring Hastings Creek from the Sanctuary in Hastings Park to Burrard Inlet is a key component for future phases.
The 3.2-acre park delivers on City priorities of improving pedestrian and bicycle access to parks, urban habitat, access to nature, and quality of stormwater runoff.
Restoring Hastings Creek to a more natural state
This reclaimed section of Hastings Creek has been buried for nearly a century. Vancouver once had more than 50 salmon streams within its borders, but over the past century, almost all were culverted and paved over. They are now referred to as the lost streams. In Vancouver, small sections of some streams have been daylighted, but none have approached the scope of this project.