Charleson Park playground

Charleson Park playground renewal

Working with the False Creek Elementary School and members of the community, the Vancouver Park Board completed renovations to the Charleson Park Playground in November of 2020 to make it more engaging and accessible for children of all abilities to enjoy. 

The new playground features:

  • Accessible rubber play surfacing
  • A wooden ship play structure
  • In-ground trampolines
  • A spinner/climber feature
  • Swing sets with a toddler swing and basket swing
  • A play kitchen
  • A hilltop timber deck with views overlooking False Creek
  • A metal embankment slide encompassed in a boulder amphitheatre

The project also includes new bench and picnic seating options and a new drinking fountain. 

Past updates

Winter 2018

We held an open house in December 2018 at False Creek Elementary School to share ideas and gather feedback on the preliminary concept and equipment options. This feedback was used to revise the concept design and begin detailed design of the new playground.

Fall 2018

The Park Board proposed to upgrade the small playground adjacent to False Creek Elementary School, the tower, and the swings due to their age and condition. The lower playground adjacent to the swings was replaced in 2013 and will remain. 


  • December 2018

    Public open house

  • Winter/
    spring 2019

    Detailed design

  • Spring 2020

    Construction begins

  • November 2020

    Construction complete and playground reopens

Contact us

Jason McMillen
Landscape Architect​​​​​​​