Parks, public art and spaces

News on parks and public spaces across Metro Vancouver. The City of Vancouver is making increased investments into new parks and enhanced public spaces, including the recently revamped Vancouver Art Gallery north plaza and an upcoming park at Smithe and Richards streets. New park space is also planned for the upcoming Northeast False Creek neighbourhood, something nearby residents have been waiting decades for, signified by the green balcony lights seen on towers surrounding the Concord Pacific presentation centre.

Blood Alley Gastown

Revitalization of Blood Alley in Gastown on the way

The City of Vancouver is proposing a major rehabilitation of Blood Alley in Gastown, with construction beginning in 2018. The existing brick paving and granite blocks...
Rainbow crosswalk Vancouver

Davie St. rainbow crosswalks get fresh coat of paint

The City of Vancouver’s work on the new Jim Deva Plaza at Davie and Bute in the West End is nearly complete. Part of Bute...
New Vancouver art gallery plaza

New Vancouver art gallery plaza design revealed

It's been years in the making, but it looks like the revamping of the plaza outside the Vancouver Art Gallery is going forward.

The plaza has seen better days, currently home to an old fountain with broken tiles and bark mulch spread over the unpaved areas. It isn't exactly the most inviting space, although it will play host to the annual 4/20 celebration in less than two weeks.

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