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. If you live in East Vancouver and use Burrard View Park, please take our survey.

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. If you live in East Vancouver and use Burrard View Park, please take our survey.

  • What is this survey about?

    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 neighbourhood for growing local food. Burrard View Park was chosen as an ideal site for the garden.

    About the garden

    The garden would create space for intergenerational and cross-cultural knowledge sharing, skills development, and improving local food security. Vancouver Urban Food Forest Foundation (VUFFF) have proposed a collaborative model with common garden plots, so the garden and its programming would be accessible to all residents without wait lists for individual plots.

    Engagement so far

    In 2020, we conducted Round 1 of public engagement in the Burrard View Area. We were asked by Park Board commissioners to explore other suitable locations within the park.
    Accordingly, for this Round 2 of engagement, we are asking about peoples' values and preferences for two possible locations within Burrard View Park.

    How your input will help

    Each of the possible sites provides benefits and drawbacks. Your response will help us choose the site within the park that is best aligned with community interests.
    We recognize that East Vancouver is diverse and that park users will have different priorities. The final solution may not be a perfect fit for every person, but we are doing our best to find an equitable solution that maximizes community benefits.

    Please review the information posted about this project on the Shape Your City page before proceeding.

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Page last updated: 02 December 2021, 18:52