Pandora Park renewal - phase 3

Pandora Park

The Vancouver Park Board has engaged with the community and prioritized needed improvements to Pandora Park in recent years.

The current and third phase of park renewal focuses on the west side of the park, located at 2325 Franklin Street (at Garden Drive) in Grandview-Woodland.

We have secured capital funding for park improvements to replace the basketball court and upgrade two of the tennis courts. A landscape architecture firm is working with the community to develop a preferred concept plan. We expect construction to begin in 2019.

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Pandora Park phase 3 concept plan
View the full Pandora Park phase 3 concept plan

Key features of the concept plan are:

  • A fenced dog off-leash area
  • A basketball court
  • Two resurfaced tennis courts
  • A pathway connecting the east and west sides of the park
  • A community garden extension
  • Additional seating and picnic areas

The Pandora Park survey on the proposed concept plan is now closed. We are currently summarizing the results.

Thank you to everyone who participated! 

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Past updates

2017: Preliminary concept plans

We presented three preliminary concept plans for park improvements and sports court upgrades at the open house on September 24, 2017.

View the open house presentation boards PDF file (2.5 MB)

Over 200 people shared their thoughts on the preliminary concept plans at the open house and in an online questionnaire from September 24 to October 9, 2017.

The majority preferred option 1, followed by mixed support for concepts 2 and 3. On average, two-thirds of respondents liked the key changes proposed for the park related to: a designated off leash dog area, expansion of the community garden, and removal of 2 of the 4 tennis courts.

Read the summary of questionnaire findings  (1.2 MB)

2016: Children's water spray park

The new children’s water spray park opened in 2016. During engagement events, we heard that additional park improvements were needed:

  • Pedestrian connections through the park
  • Tennis court resurfacing
  • Basketball court replacement
  • Social and passive green space
  • Designated off-leash dog area

2014: Results from the water spray park questionnaire

Thanks to all 108 people who shared their thoughts on the proposed design concepts for Pandora Park and gave input on the planned children's water spray park in our online questionnaire during May 30 to June 13, 2014. The majority preferred option B and support is strongest for the proposal to add a path to connect the east and west sides of the park.

2006: Park improvements

12 years ago the Park Board consulted with the community to prioritize needed upgrades to Pandora Park. The improvements completed in 2006 were:

  • A new children’s playground
  • Park entry enhancements and plantings
  • A mid-park walkway at Garden Drive
  • Additional lawn and picnic areas

 

Contact the project team

Debra Barnes, Landscape Architect
604-718-5852 
debra.barnes@vancouver.ca