The Vancouver Park Board owns and maintains 159 playgrounds for your family to enjoy year-round.
Many of our playgrounds are at the end of their lifespan and need renewing to ensure they remain fun and safe places to play.
All of our playgrounds were inspected in 2015 for compliance with CSA standards. The findings identified playgrounds that need immediate upgrades and ranked them in order of importance.
Find out what playgrounds we will rebuild and remove in 2016, and the ones we plan to renew by 2020.
Renewed playground in 2016
Renewed playground by 2020
Removed playground in 2016
We're rebuilding these playgrounds in 2016 using designs that reflect what we heard from the community during our public engagement process in 2015.
We'll replace these playgrounds between 2017 and 2020, and share updates here.
We proposed to remove playgrounds in the following six parks due to their age, condition and safety concerns. We asked you to provide feedback about potential options for each site in an online questionnaire, which ran from March 15, 2016 to April 10, 2016. After reviewing public feedback, we revised our proposal to renew three playgrounds and remove three playgrounds.
|Playground||What we heard||Our revised proposal|
|Champlain Heights Park east walkway playground||Keep the playground||Upgrade the existing structure to meet CSA standards|
|Clark Park east playground||Keep the playground because it's extensively used by the adjacent private school||Work with private partners to determine funding opportunities for a new playground|
|Guelph Park central playground||Less than half of respondents want a new playground||Remove the playground and replace it with a picnic area|
|Langara Golf Course (by Ontario Street)||Provide an updated playground but not necessarily at this location||We will remove the playground and renew the area with grass and possible seating, since the nearby Winona Park will be upgraded within five years.|
|Riverfront Park West||Keep the playground||Renew the playground|
|W C Shelley Park||Replace the playground||Upgrade the playground within five years|