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Fifth and Pine pop-up park: background

Find out what's happened so far on this pop-up park project at Fifth Avenue and Pine Street.

November 2016

The Vancouver Park Board officially opened a pop-up park at the southeast corner of West Fifth Avenue and Pine Street.

The park:

  • Provides a neighbourhood meeting space with outdoor tables and seating
  • Includes trees and a large wildflower meadow to benefit bees and other pollinators
  • Has reused and recycled materials to demonstrate sustainability
  • Jumpstarted park creation in Kitsilano's Burrard Slopes area thanks to the demolition of a City-owned building

This park is the first phase in a long-term plan to develop a park that spans the entire block between 5th and 6th avenues, and Pine and Fir streets.

September 2016

Workers were on site building the new park. Signs were posted on site inviting the community to help with finishing touches and installation of plants during a park opening event.

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July 2016

The mural was underway at this time. This huge pollinator themed mural will brighten up the park and ensure we have bees in the park even in the winter.

Photo by PUBLIC Design

May 2016

A pollinator blend placed along the edge of the site in the fall had been attracting bees and butterflies. While this particular blend will not be used in the park, keep an eye out for this successful pollinator blend along the new Arbutus Greenway.

 

March 2016

We presented the revised concept to the Park Board commissioners at the March 7 committee meeting and received unanimous approval to proceed with the park design. We'll work out details over the next few weeks are hope to start building the park this summer.

January 2016

We made changes to the park design based on your feedback in the questionnaire. Thank you to the 202 people who responded.

Most of the people who replied live in the Burrard Slopes neighbourhood (51%) or visit the area occasionally (37%).

38% said they really liked the concept plan, 48% liked it, and only 14% had neutral or negative opinions.

We heard requests for:

  • Additional seating
  • Space for community gardens and food production
  • Lighting to safety at night
  • Drinking water
  • Bike racks

August – September 2015

We conducted an online questionnaire to ask you what you thought about the concept design from August 17 to September 15. Your input will help us refine the concpet and develop a final plan. Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts. We're now analyzing your feedback and will update you soon.