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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.

Condition of Gastown streets

Consultation on future of Gastown and Water Street begins

The City of Vancouver has begun consultation on the future of Gastown's streets, exploring options which could include removing cars from Water Street. The city...
Okuda Vancouver mural

Okuda San Miguel brings Canada Secret Mountains mural to Mt Pleasant

One of the world's best-known street artists has put the finishing touches on a 1,200 sq ft. mural in Mount Pleasant. Spanish artist Okuda San...
Alley-Oop award

Downtown Vancouver’s pink alley wins public space award

Downtown Vancouver's pink alley, also known as Alley-Oop, has won an international award honouring exceptional public spaces. The Downtown Vancouver BIA won the Downtown Achievement...
Central art gallery plaza

Volunteers wanted to study public spaces in downtown Vancouver

The City of Vancouver is recruiting volunteers interested in helping make our public spaces better through an upcoming study. The city, working with Copenhagen-based urban...
Maple Tree Square Gastown

Water Street could become city’s first pedestrian-only street

Gastown's faux-cobblestone streets have been crumbling for years, but it appears the City of Vancouver is gearing up to finally do something about it. The...
Creekside Park zip line

Creekside Park with 22-metre zipline now open near Science World

Oh, to be a kid again. The new Creekside Park is now open next to Science World, and kids can slide along a 22-metre zipline,...

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