NOVEMBER 2016 UPDATE
The Vancouver Park Board will be rebuilding the playground in Douglas Park in 2017.
A concept for the new playground was on display at a recent open house at the Douglas Park Community Centre. Many who attended were excited to discuss the potential features in the playground. Some of the improvements shown in the concept include:
• New play structure with large slide
• Accessible play equipment
• A sand play area
• New paths with seating
• A zip line
• Picnic tables
• A quiet play/outdoor classroom
For more information visit: http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/douglas-park-playground-renewal.aspx
The Douglas Park Playground is a destination for families throughout the Cambie Corridor and around Vancouver but sadly has not been updated in over 25 years and is in desperate need of a complete overhaul.
Thankfully the existing playground is being replaced as part of the City of Vancouver playground renewal work in 2016. The City has committed $300,000 towards the project. But this will cover less than half of the cost to replace the equipment being removed. As such, the Douglas Park Community Centre Association (DPCA) is fundraising to cover the shortfall.
We are requesting your support as a caring member of our community. Your help will go a long way to making our Playground Renewal a huge success. Our fundraising goal this year is approximately $300,000. Funds raised will enrich the project by ensuring the new playground is diverse and accessible for the community.
The cheque can be dropped off the Community Centre front desk where they will register your supporter information.
PLAYGROUND RENEWAL TIMELINE
PLATINUM [$5,000 – $9,999]
GOLD [$2,500 – $4,999]
SILVER [$1,000 – $2,499]