Burrard View Community Garden

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Share your ideas about a proposed community garden in Burrard View Park.


About this project

In April 2020, the Vancouver Urban Food Forest Foundation (VUFFF) reached out to us (the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation) to request an area of park space in the Hastings-Sunrise area for growing local food.

The proposed garden would include:

  • An Indigenous food forest planted, tended to, and harvested in partnership with Indigenous community members
  • Annual and perennial plants in a medicine wheel pattern
  • Nature-based and recycled-material storage and seating
  • Pathways and programs offering connections to the field house and playground (which is scheduled to be renewed in the near future)
  • Opportunities for community members to share knowledge across generations and cultures.


What we're asking now

The goal of this survey is to understand the East Vancouver community’s diverse values and needs so that we can identify the best location for the project within Burrard View Park. The last day to participate in this survey was December 6th. Thank you for your interest, and please keep an eye on this Shape Your City page for updates.

Share your ideas about a proposed community garden in Burrard View Park.


About this project

In April 2020, the Vancouver Urban Food Forest Foundation (VUFFF) reached out to us (the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation) to request an area of park space in the Hastings-Sunrise area for growing local food.

The proposed garden would include:

  • An Indigenous food forest planted, tended to, and harvested in partnership with Indigenous community members
  • Annual and perennial plants in a medicine wheel pattern
  • Nature-based and recycled-material storage and seating
  • Pathways and programs offering connections to the field house and playground (which is scheduled to be renewed in the near future)
  • Opportunities for community members to share knowledge across generations and cultures.


What we're asking now

The goal of this survey is to understand the East Vancouver community’s diverse values and needs so that we can identify the best location for the project within Burrard View Park. The last day to participate in this survey was December 6th. Thank you for your interest, and please keep an eye on this Shape Your City page for updates.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the proposed community garden in Burrard View Park.

Please send us a question and we will get back to you within 5 business days. If we think others may be interested in your question, we will post it here along with our response. Your email and personal information will remain private - only your question and username will be shared.

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    the survey asks about people with disabilities especially people with decreased mobility. Is the garden planning to include people with poor mobility. If so will the garden be built using Universal Design principles? This is best practice for providing access for the physically disabled.

    Barbara Fousek asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The proponents are consulting with an expert in garden design for people with disabilities. VUFFF are additionally exploring portable ramps and other options to make the garden as accessible as possible. They welcome collaboration and feedback from people with disabilities about features and designs that would make a garden more accessible for them. If you have ideas, please share them directly with VUFFF.

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    Re: water line on NW site. Can you use the same water line as the hospice?

    Christopher Mah asked 10 months ago

    Thank you for your question. We have explored the possibility of using the water source on-site at the hospice and it is not a practical means of supplying water to the garden. Because the water at the hospice is within their leased area, other parties consistently using their water line would create administrative burdens and insurance risk. This option would also still have some associated infrastructure expenses. At the North-West site, the most viable option for a water connection is to tap into the water main on Penticton Street. Associated costs with this option include a connection fee, installation of a hose bib, and the cost of infrastructure to bring the water line into the park.

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    what date will this survey close?

    RYANB asked 11 months ago

    This survey will close on December 6th, 2021.