Hello from the Douglas Park Community Association!

Welcome to Summer 2024.

Douglas Park Community Association is grateful to operate on the unceded, ancestral territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil Waututh Nations.

Please join us for Community Day on Saturday, June 22 11-3pm. The day will include bouncy castles, performances (including a ventriloquist!), a ramen cart, and a neighbourhood walking tour. In addition, the Vancouver Heritage Foundation will be presenting a plaque to Douglas Park under the Places That Matter (PTM) program. Come try the QR code on the plaque for a link to a webpage dedicated to Douglas Park and exhibiting the plaque text, historic research, oral histories, contemporary and historic photos. We look forward to seeing you all there!

The wading pool opens July 2 (Monday ā€“ Saturday) with extended hours on Thursday and Friday evenings. DPCCA playground leaders will be there to provide a variety of activities, games, crafts, and theme days for the little ones. Performance in the Park is back to entertain the whole family at 6pm on July 4 and 18 as well as August 1 and 15. Drop by the east field to enjoy a free concert.

The Douglas Park Community Centre is operated jointly by the Vancouver Park Board and the Douglas Park Community Association. In early March Premier David Eby announced that his government will make the necessary amendments to the Vancouver Charter to dissolve the Park Board in the next legislative session further to a request from Vancouverā€™s city council. We have no further updates. The DPCCA board remains focused on its purpose to provide affordable and quality facilities and programming to meet the diverse needs of the people of the Douglas Park community and to encourage community use and participation of the Douglas Park Community Centre. To that end, we are working on a new three year strategic plan which includes those needs identified by the community in our 2022 Needs Assessment.

Thank you to all the DPCCA volunteers, board members, DPCCA and Vancouver Park Board staff, and the Vancouver Park Board. Enjoy your summer!

Christine Coleman
President

 

Summer 2024 Registration starts:

  • Online at vanrec.ca or in-person: Tuesday, May 14 at 7:00pm.
  • By Phone 604-257-8130 ext 1. Wednesday, May 15 at 8:00am.