Main and 7th Park

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At the intersection of Main Street & 7th Avenue, a brand new park is to be built. Sign up and help us design the brand new park for Mount Pleasant.

The Vancouver Park Board is planning a new half-block urban park for the Mount Pleasant community at the intersection of Main Street and 7th Avenue and we would like your help to design it.

This new urban park sits at the gateway to Mount Pleasant, one of Vancouver’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, and its design will strive to reflect the needs of the area.

There are a number of existing parks nearby that allow different activities, like playgrounds and sports courts, and with events like Mural Festival and Car Free Day growing every year we hope the new park can be a flexible staging place for community events and all-season programming

For more information about the proposed project, please review the information booklet.

For more information about the first round of public engagement , please review the Phase One Engagement Summary.








The Vancouver Park Board is planning a new half-block urban park for the Mount Pleasant community at the intersection of Main Street and 7th Avenue and we would like your help to design it.

This new urban park sits at the gateway to Mount Pleasant, one of Vancouver’s most vibrant neighbourhoods, and its design will strive to reflect the needs of the area.

There are a number of existing parks nearby that allow different activities, like playgrounds and sports courts, and with events like Mural Festival and Car Free Day growing every year we hope the new park can be a flexible staging place for community events and all-season programming

For more information about the proposed project, please review the information booklet.

For more information about the first round of public engagement , please review the Phase One Engagement Summary.








CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you have questions, we’re happy to answer them. Submit your questions from October 16 to November 13, 2020. We will do our best to respond within 2 business days.    

If we think others would be interested in your question, we will post it here along with our response. Your email and personal information will remain private - only your username and questions would be shared publicly.


Thank you, 

The Main & 7th team.

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    will the work done for this site by the mount pleasant community public planning process be shared?

    TruVan asked 5 months ago

    When the first round of public engagement is complete, we will compile the data and produce a synopsis on our project website for everyone to see. Interestingly, when you complete the survey, our website already gives you a synopsis of all the answers to date. 

    With this data, we will begin creating some early designs for the park, ready for public review in spring 2021.

    This park site was outlined during the Mount Pleasant Community Plan development and you can find specific details around that plan upon the project website

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    how do I join the email list for this park?

    TruVan asked 5 months ago

    Hello,

    You can join our mailing list for Main & 7th Park by going to Vancouver.ca/main-7th-park. That webpage will provide regular updates right through until the project is built and about to open to the public. 

    If you fill out the 'Get Updates' box towards the bottom of the page, we will be sure to contact you when there are key project milestones for you to get involved in. 

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    Not a question, but the area desperately needs a designated dog park! It would be awesome if the dog park also had a small covered area for owners. Dog parks provide in my opinion the greatest opportunity for social interaction with my fellow neighbours and decreases social isolation. I believe a dog park could help alleiviate Vancouver's reputation as being the "unfriendly city".

    lisachapman333 asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for submitting your response. There is an increasing demand for dog off-leash areas within our city and the park Board is working toward improving our standards across the city. The People, Parks and Dogs Strategy (2017) looked at how we can improve Dog Off-Leash Areas (DOLA) across Vancouver, in response to growing demand.

    Within this document, on page 29, it notes that to minimize conflict with adjacent land uses, such as against busy roads like Main street and Kingsway, there should be a buffer of 50-75m. 

    As such, the Main & 7th Park site does not meet our standards and cannot meet the requirements to accommodate a DOLA. 

    Read the People parks and Dog Strategy Document.

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    An extra park is always welcome, and I dog park is a good idea as well for this area. But I think we also need a swimming pool in this area, we have the community center, but no pool. Swimming is a great form of exercise and relaxation and most of the other community center and areas in Vancouver have it. Would be wonderful if part of the park was reserve for that. Thank for the opportunity to comment and give suggestions.

    Esdras asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for getting in touch. The size of this proposed park is quite compact (37m x 25m) and unfortunately could not fit a swimming pool upon it. 

    The Park Board has recently started the VanSplash strategy which lays out an ambitious 25-year vision for the future of aquatics through a city-wide planning approach.

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    Will there be, at least, a water fountain? The park at Fraser & E. 8th Ave. was renovated some years back, without a water fountain for the kids. Very disappointing.

    ekanigan asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for the idea. During the next phase of design development, following this public engagement,  we can look at incorporating a water fountain into the space and see whether it will work within the limitations of the park.

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    Will there be an accessible public washroom in this space? The lack of public toilets in the city is deplorable!

    CopperWagner asked 6 months ago

    The VanPlay (2019) report highlighted the cities need for more washrooms within our park spaces and the Park Board is in the process of developing a city wide Washroom Strategy, in partnership with the City of Vancouver, looking to improve our cities facilities.

    For Main & 7th Park, there are existing accessible public washrooms within the Mount Pleasant Community Centre and Library just across Main St. These washrooms are open every day and regularly serviced.