After consulting with children, parents, and community stakeholders, the City of Vancouver has completed the upgrade and installation of SIX new playgrounds in Vancouver. There are currently 160 playgrounds in the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation System. Many of these playgrounds have served their time and are due for replacement.
The newest upgrade is the Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre playground (920 E Hastings Street). Opening on January 21st kids will enjoy a custom treehouse built around a sequoia. A netted tunnel wraps around half of the tree trunk. Don Wahams spent a month carving an eagle into the tree. “Eagles for my people are considered protectors,” said Don Wadhams. A Kwakwaka’wakw ceremony to unveil the eagle and wake it up will be held January 28.
Check out the new playgrounds in SIX Vancouver Parks:
Cedar Cottage Park (2650 Clark Drive)
Charleson Park (999 Charleson Street)
Kaslo Park (2851 E 7th Avenue)
Ray-Cam Cooperative Centre playground (920 E Hastings Street)
Jones Park (5350 Commercial Street)
Pandora Park (2325 Franklin Street)
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation have also announced that improvements are coming for the following parks: Ash Park, Beaconsfield Park, Brewers Park, Champlain Heights Park, Granville Park, William Mackie Park, and Winona Park.