Fieldhouse programs in parks

What you'll find at our fieldhouses

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Here's a look at our program themes.

  • Arts

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  • Environment

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  • Garden and local food

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  • Social engagement

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  • Sport

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Doing It For Love: Five Stories from Creative Communities in a Global Pandemic

Filmed and edited by artist Israel Seoane, this short documentary series reflects on the creativity, resilience, and richness of artists, and community working together in difficult times. 

Come explore activities at fieldhouses located in our parks.

Vancouver Park Board's Fieldhouse Activation Program transformed former care-takers’ suites in parks or underused facilities across Vancouver into active spaces for community engaged creative practices.

In each cycle artist collectives, local food, and environmental groups are given access to these spaces in exchange for engaging neighbours, colleagues, and curious visitors in imaginative, collaborative work in parks.

These inspiring projects lead communities into deeper conversations about living in the urban environment. 

What's happeningCall for applications

Applications are open for the 2025 to 2027 Fieldhouse Activation Program.

Application deadline: Friday, July 19, 2024.

Apply now

Fieldhouse Strategy Management Plan

This strategy will help to shape the use, renovation, and renewal of Vancouver's fieldhouses.

How fieldhouse residences work

Find out how the fieldhouse residencies work and how to get involved.

Arts and social engagement residencies

Local food and environmental residencies

Sport residencies

Parks and people: Innovative participation in public urban green space

In 2016, Sue Palmer was awarded a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship to undertake research into innovation in participation in public urban green space in three cities: Berlin, Germany, Portland, Orgeon, and Vancouver.

Learn about her travels and research

Parks offer a gateway to nature in the city. As a community, we can care for parks together and use these spaces to get closer to nature and each other.

Learn how to get involved

Past residency artists and projects