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LEISURE GUIDE SUMMER 2009 Your guide to Vancouver’s parks and recreation services Let your kids have a blast at our giant indoor playground... KERRISDALE PLAY PALACE Open everday until Sept. 6 Children up to 12 years old can slide, bounce, climb, ride and play in a safe environment! Giant in atable slide, obstacle course and bouncer Ride-on toys, ping pong, foosball and basketball shooting Toddler area with padded ooring, toys and musical instruments Drop-in admission starts at $3.00 and 10-visit strip tickets are also available at discounted rates Birthday parties can be booked while we are open to the public or privately after hours every day of the week! Kerrisdale Arena 5670 East Boulevard | 604-257-8121 For more information visit our website or call It's Fun, A ordable and Accessible 604.257.8400 Leisure Guide - Summer 2009 Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation, 2009 Outdoor Pools Sports and SPORTS & REC Outdoor Pools (see schedules on page 21) Recreation The Park Board operates three neighbourhood pools and two destina- tion beachside pools. Kitsilano Beach Pool, the only salt water pool in the city, offers easy access beach-entry for children. Second Beach Pool in Stanley Park is beach-entry style pool on the shores of English Bay and on the east side of the city, New Brighton Park Pool offers regular length PARKS & GARDENS Beaches swimming and a beach-entry for toddlers. All the pools are heated and Almost 18 kilometres (11 miles) of pristine beaches surround Vancou- accessible to persons with disabilities. Contact the pools for details. ver. We have special areas that have been cordoned-off for swimming, ensuring maximum lifeguard coverage. For beach information, call 604- Maple Grove Pool 604-266-9512, 51st Ave and Marine Drive 738-8535 from mid-May to mid-September. Mount Pleasant Pool 604-713-1895, 16th Ave and Ontario Street New Brighton Pool 604-298-0222, Windermere and Nookta English Bay Beach Avenue at Denman Street Second Beach Pool 604-257-8371, Second Beach in Stanley Park Jericho Trimble and West 4th west of Point Grey Kitsilano Beach Pool 604-731-0011, Cornwall and Maple Streets Kitsilano Waterfront north end of Yew Street MAP Locarno West of Trimble Street on N.W. Marine Drive Second Beach West side of Stanley Park Spanish Bank East West of Tolmie St. on N.W. Marine Drive Spanish Bank Ext West of Spanish Bank West Spanish Bank West West of Spanish Bank East Sunset Beach foot of Bute Street near Burrard Bridge Five Free Fun Ways to Get into Summer SERV/SCHEDULES Third Beach West side of Stanley Park Trout Lake 2100 block E. 19th off Victoria Drive Everyone is budget conscious these days. The Park Board offers hun- dreds of ways to get active and have fun this summer—many for little Sand Volleyball or no cost. There’s something for every age, interest, ability and budget. Volleyball is permitted at all Vancouver beaches, except for Second and Here are just a few suggestions to get you started. Third Beaches. Players should bring their own volleyballs and nets; lim- ited nets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Consult with Tennis Grab your racquet, call a friend and head down to your clos- the lifeguard for designated safe play areas. est tennis courts. There are well maintained courts located all around FEATURE Volleyball League Play the city. Leagues are welcome weekday evenings for one night per week. Small tournaments can be accommodated on weekends. Major events (over Blade the ‘Wall' Or put on your walking shoes or get on your bike. The four courts) are limited to Kitsilano and Spanish Bank beaches. Shaugh- Stanley Park Seawall is still one of the easiest ways to enjoy the very best nessy Park has three sand volleyball courts. Volleyball net rentals, 604- outdoor experience Vancouver has to offer. 291-2007. For information call 604-257-8489. Basketball Gather some friends and shoot some hoops. We have over 40 courts located in our parks around the city. Step Out Walks Last year Vancouver won a well-deserved award as the Lawn Bowling most walkable city in Canada—and with good reason. Check out the Active Communities page on our web site for over 40 themed walks— The Park Board provides seven outdoor lawn bowling greens that are arts, history, ecology, 2010 Winter Games—plus trails and jogging paths. operated in partnership with community clubs. Visitors are always There’s also lots of other helpful information about getting active and welcome. fit. Elm Park 604-261-1116 Wading Pools and Spray Parks Kids love playing in the water and the Granville Park 604-731-8422 wading pools and spray parks located in our neighbourhood parks make Grays Park 604-874-3038 this an easy way to keep the kids busy and active. These facilities are Memorial West Park 604-228-8428 supervised on a scheduled basis during specific times in the summer. Queen Elizabeth Park 604-879-8916 Stanley Park 604-683-0910 West Point Grey Park 604-224-6556 Find out more online at: vancouverparks.ca 3 Skateboard Parks Boating Marinas SPORTS & REC Skateboard facilities are located in a number of parks around the city The beautiful False Creek basin offers a variety of slips for long and offering something for everyone from the beginner to the highly short-term stays with a multitude of services. In addition, our marinas skilled and for a range of interests including bowls, ramps, hipboxes are close to one of the world’s best public markets. and street-style layouts. Check with your local community centre for special skateboard events and programs at the facilities listed below. Burrard Bridge Civic Marina 604-733-5833, 1655 Whyte Avenue Heather Street Civic Marina 604-874-2814, 600 Stamps Landing China Creek Park South East Broadway and Clark Drive Vanier Launching Ramp The redeveloped skate facility retains the original features that include This centrally located facility, where beautiful Vanier Park meets False two bowls – the “teacup” and the “bathtub” – highly valued by the Creek, is perfect for the launching of trailered craft up to 26 feet in size. skateboarding community. It is open dawn until dusk daily. A modest parking fee includes the cost of launching by day or through a yearly pass. For further information, please call 604-733-5833. Coopers’ Park North False Creek, under Cambie Bridge Coal Harbour Two skate benches, grind rail and other features have been added Short-term moorage is available at the Harbour Green dock in Coal Har- to make the park more skate-friendly, separate from the children’s bour. Leisure crafts are entitled to free three hour moorage on the dock playground. during daytime only. No overnight or after dark moorage is permitted. Downtown Skateboard Plaza Quebec and Union Streets under the Georgia/Dunsmuir located under the viaducts near the southeast corner of Andy Living- stone Park. Street-style skateboard park, one of the first of its kind in North America. Tennis False Creek Community Centre Residents in Vancouver have free access to over 180 tennis courts 1318 Cartwright Street throughout city neighbourhoods. Beginners can find affordable com- Operated on a basketball court with a munity centre lesson programs all year round. launch ramp, fun box and rails during programmed events. The Rules A few simple rules are posted at all courts. Casual tennis play is on a Hastings Park first come, first served basis. Should all courts be full when you arrive Pandora and Renfrew Streets at a court, the players have a 30 minutes maximum time to play before Three skateboard bowls and a street course surrendering the court. Find tennis court locations on our website. are available from dawn ‘til dusk. Strathcona Park Tennis clubs at community centres Prior Street and Campbell Avenue and parks Beginner to intermediate street-style layout. False Creek 604-257-8195 Queen Elizabeth 604-257-8130 Quilchena Park Stanley Park 604-605-8224 4590 Magnolia Street Trout Lake 604-257-6955 Beginner to intermediate plaza style obstacles. Pay Tennis Courts in Stanley Park Pay tennis courts are located next to the Fish House Restaurant near the Beach Avenue park entrance. Sports Courts Reserve May through September by phone, 604-605-8224, or in The Park Board’s wide variety of sport courts and circuits are used year person. Tennis hours of operation ‘round no matter what the weather. There’s a variety of outdoor sport are Monday to Friday, 3 pm to dusk, courts for basketball, disc golf, volleyball and lacrosse found in parks Saturday/Sunday/statutory holidays around the city. Casual play—first come, first served. 9 am to dusk. For sport court sites visit ParkFinder on our web site. Find out more online at: 4 vancouverparks.ca Wading Pools and Spray Parks Rinks SPORTS & REC Wading Pools Summer Ice These shallow, water play features are located on the following neigh- Public skating and skate rentals are available at Britannia and Sunset bourhood parks are supervised on a scheduled basis during specific rinks. One time and regular ice rental times are also available. times in summer. Extreme drought can compromise the filling of wad- See page 21 for public skate times or visit our website. ing pools due to water restrictions. Get Ready for Winter Take advantage of our $99/hour rate and book some preseason ice Balaclava Park Dunbar CC 604-222-6060 (August 17 to September 20) in preparation for your upcoming hockey Bobolink Park Killarney CC 604-718-8200 or ringette season, or just get together with family and friends! Sale Brewers Park, Trout Lake CC 604-257-6955 starts on July 2. Check the website for availability and call 604-257- Burrard View Park, Hastings CC 604-718-6222 8124 or email email@example.com for details. Clinton Park, Hastings CC 604-718-6222 Collingwood Park, Renfrew Park CC 604-257-8388 Dry Floor Rentals Columbia Park, Riley Park CC 604-718-6505 Change it up a bit by playing ball hockey this summer and improving Douglas Park, Douglas Park CC 604-257-8130 your inline skating skills with roller hockey. Check the schedule on Falaise Park, Renfrew CC 604-257-8388 page 21 for dry floor details. Garden Park, Britannia CC 604-718-5800 Grays Park, Kensington CC 604-718-6200 Killarney Park, Killarney CC 604-718-8200 Racquetball and Squash Maple Grove Park, Kerrisdale CC 604-257-8100 The Park Board offers racquet courts at eight community centres con- Moberly Park, Sunset CC 604-718-6505 veniently located throughout the city. Nanaimo Park, Killarney CC 604-718-8200 Norquay Park, Killarney CC 604-718-8200 • Racquetball courts: Britannia, Mount Pleasant, Pandora Park, Hastings CC 604-718-6222 West End and Marpole-Oakridge Community Prince Edward Park, Riley Park CC 604-257-8545 Centres Riley Park, Riley Park CC 604-257-8545 • Squash courts; Champlain Heights, Dunbar, and Robson Park, Mt Pleasant CC 604-713-1888 West End Community Centres Ross Park, Sunset CC 604-718-6505 Slocan Park, Renfrew CC 604-257-8388 Lessons and competitive leagues are Sunrise Park, Thunderbird CC 604-713-1818 available at some locations. Please call West Point Grey Park, West Point Grey CC 604-257-8140 604-257-8400 for more information. Woodland Park, Britannia CC 604-718-5800 Spray Parks Unexpected water spouts, canon streams, flower showers and ankle New Program! depth rills all combine to cool off kids amidst a fun-filled water feature Sunrise Yoga at Locarno and Second Beach in the following parks. A drought can compromise the operation of Join in a morning sunrise yoga practice at the beach to energize those facilities without recirculating water due to water restrictions. your day! Enjoy feeling your stress melt away – this is a time for you. Students will be guided to work at their own pace; beginners are Chaldecott Park, Dunbar CC 604-222-6060 welcome! To register online visit the web site vancouverparks.ca or Clark Park, Trout Lake CC 604-257-6955 contact the community centre for details. Connaught Park, Kitsilano CC 604-257-6976 CRAB Park, Ray-Cam CC 604-257-6949 Locarno Beach Park Grandview Park, Britannia CC 604-718-5800 West Point Grey Community Centre, Granville Loop Park, False Creek CC 604-257-8195 4397 West 2nd Ave., 604-257-8140 Harbour Green Park, Coal Harbour CC 604-718-8222 Hastings Community Park, Hastings CC 604-718-6222 Second Beach McLean Park, Strathcona CC 604-713-1838 West End Community Centre, Oak Park, Marpole Oakridge CC 604-257-8180 870 Denman Street, 604-257-8333. Stanley Park, Park Board Office 604-257-8400 Find out more online at: vancouverparks.ca 5 SPORTS & REC VANCOUVER PARKS GOLF Fraserview MCleery Langara Great golf is only a click away. Vancouver Golfers can now book 6 - 30 days in advance using the online system for all 3 championship courses. There is a non-refundable booking fee for this service. p a r k s g o l f Standard online booking up to 5 days in advance is 3 GREAT COURSES ... ONE GREAT EXPERIENCE available with no booking fee. www.vancouverparksgolf.ca For the golf enthusiast Vancouver has three exception- BEGINNER FRIENDLY McCleery al championship public golf courses and three beauti- Golf is a great sport for those young, or old and for those 7188 MacDonald ful pitch & putt courses offering great year round golf of all skill levels. Lessons for all ages are offered through Phone: 604-257-8191 at affordable prices. All three championship courses the Pro Shops at each of the Championship courses, and Nestled on the north bank of the Fraser River, this have full service clubhouses that are open and airy. the pitch & putt courses are a great way to get started on course is open and interspersed with mature trees. Its In addition to a great golf experience each provide your new sport, or tune up your game. narrow fairways and variety of bunkers and water haz- beautiful and unique settings for private parties, busi- ards combine to offer a target-style golﬁng challenge. ness meetings, banquets and special events. Our Golf CHAMPIONSHIP GOLF COURSES Shops offer a selection of top name golf clubs, acces- Fraserview Langara sories and men’s and ladies’ clothing from the game’s 7800 Vivian Drive 6706 Alberta Street leading manufacturers. CPGA instructors are available Phone: 604-257-6923 Phone: 604-713-1816 year-round for equipment advice and lessons. Fraserview is considered one of the ﬁnest public Located in the south central area of Vancouver, this courses in Canada. It is surrounded by towering, ma- is a traditional-style course with contoured, tree-lined Don’t have the time in your busy life to play a full-length ture urban forests on an expansive 91 hectare (225 fairways and undulating greens that are considered to golf course? Great for the beginner, or for those who acre) site. be the most challenging in town. just want to sharpen their short game, we have three beautiful pitch & putt courses located around the city in RESTAURANTS – Open to the public 7 days a week. Stanley Park, Queen Elizabeth and Rupert Parks. PITCH & PUTT COURSES Stanley Park Queen Elizabeth Park Rupert Park Near Beach Avenue entrance Near West 33rd Avenue entrance 3402 Charles Street Phone: 604-681-8847 Phone: 604-874-8336 Phone: 604-257-8364 With 18 holes ranging from 40 to 100 yards, this The 18 short, contoured par 3s (none over 110 yards), With holes from 50 to 120 yards, this is a great course beautiful course is free of hazards and is bordered are set along a course with no hazards, making it per- for just learning the game. It is an excellent course by a beautiful rhododendron garden. Adjacent to the fect for those new to the game. This is a great course for those wanting to squeeze in a quick game of golf. course is an attractive 18-hole putting green suitable for mini tournaments as well as providing facilities for Open year round. Reservations available for groups. for all ages. (Putting green is open from Victoria Day corporate functions. to Labour Day). (No advance booking required for Pitch & Putt courses) www.vancouverparksgolf.ca VPG_LeisureGuide_Mar09.indd 1 4/23/09 10:21:05 AM Fitness Centres Indoor Swimming Pools (see schedules on page 18) SPORTS & REC Most of Vancouver’s nine indoor pools are located within community The Park Board operates 13 fitness centres and is in partnership with centre complexes and open year-round from early morning to late Community Associations at an additional 11 facilities across the city. evening making it an easy fit for length swims, aquafit or swim lessons and more. Park Board pools are affordable and accessible to all. Full range of equipment & specialized services • Weight rooms and cardio equipment During summer months indoor pools may close for short periods to • Fully qualified friendly staff and free fitness orientations undergo annual maintenance. • Personal training services and group weight training programs • Spinning classes at West End and Trout Lake Community Centres Dive in at Killarney – A Wonderful Leisure Pool! Open year ‘round with non-stop public swims throughout the entire Affordable prices day, lap pool, spray features, lazy river, bubble pit, whirlpool, water slide, • No long term commitment necessary! Single drop-in starts at $5.15 steam room and more. Perfect for birthday parties, special events and • Special discounted rates for strip of 10 visits or FlexiPass, which al- therapeutic exercise. lows unlimited admission to Park Board fitness centres and pools • Corporate and group rates Swim Lesson Registration • Discounted rates for seniors (65+), children and youth Contact the indoor pool of your choice for first time swim lesson regis- (13 to 18 years) tration. If you are already enrolled in lessons sign up for the next set of lessons during the last class. New Program! Special Note! Renfrew Pool will be closed for upgrades to change rooms from June 28 to September 14. Lord Byng Pool will be closed Fit 4 Two® for roof work during July and August. Contact the pools for Stroller Fitness at English Bay closure details. Fit 4 Two® Stroller Fitness is a mobile way for you to get a full body work out and still be able to attend to your baby’s needs. Each outdoor class includes intervals of power walking, functional strength training and cardio drills followed by postnatal-specific core work and flexibility. Our mobile intervals are ideal for babies who like to be on the move. Come out and meet other moms in your community! Women should be 4+ weeks postpartum (6 weeks for caesareans). All fitness levels are welcome. New Program! To register online visit the website vancouverparks.ca. To register in person or by phone contact West End Community Centre at Biggest Loser Kitsilano 870 Denman Street, 604-257-8333. Have fun, get fit and compete to win a prize. Join the Six-Week Biggest Loser Competition! Now is your chance to participate in a "kinder" Fit 4 Two® version of the TV program. We won't make you cry, embarrass you or Stroller Bootcamp at Kitsilano Beach send you home if you don't "measure up"! We'll be supportive, help Let’s get outside! This class is designed for postnatal women who have you through the down times, and show you how to lose weight and already eased back into fitness. Bring your baby, yoga mat, water bottle inches and to develop a healthy life-style that you can stay with the and any weather specific needs. You do not need a jogging stroller. Pre- rest of your life. mobile babies and mobile babies and tots are welcome. Classes take place outdoors at Kitsilano Beach unless weather is extreme. For safety The first session will involve measuring and weighing in. Sessions will reasons mobile babies/tots should remain in their strollers/carrriers/ be held outdoors, rain or shine! Be prepared to run, jump and pump mom’s arms until core work. Participants must register, no drop-ins. your way to a healthier and fitter new you. The final session will involve another measurement and weigh in. The participant who loses the Tuesday/Thursday July 7 – July 30 9:30 am -10:30 am greatest percentage of body weight and inches will win an exciting Tuesday/Thursday Aug 4 – Aug 28 9:30 am -10:30 am prize of a 6 month FlexiPass. To register online visit the web site vancouverparks.ca. To register in- All classes will be taught by a fully certified BCRPA Personal Trainer. person or by phone contact Kitsilano Community Centre at 2690 Larch To register online visit the web site: vancouverparks.ca. To register in Street, 604-257-6976 person or by phone contact Kitsilano Community Centre 2690 Larch Street, 604-257-6976 Find out more online at: vancouverparks.ca 7 VanDusen Botanical Garden Parks, Gardens & Attractions Renowned as one of North America's top ten botanic gardens, Van- Dusen’s 55 acres feature more than 250,000 plants, 11,000 of which are recorded specimens, displayed within more than 50 collections and pre- sented in a stunningly beautiful setting of lakes, wooded areas and roll- ing hills. The Garden is a living museum of documented plant material from around the world. Collections are arranged within plant communi- PARKS & GARDENS ties that represent plants from a particular geographic/ climatic area of the world or by plant classification. There is always something in bloom and a surprise to be discovered along every path. Not only is the Garden beautiful and educational, it is also an urban oasis from the hustle and New Parks to Discover bustle of city life and a bird-watchers paradise. Summer in the Garden Ebisu Park – Opening Celebration Saturday May 30. VanDusen is more than just a pretty place. During July and August Come celebrate Marpole’s newest park! Bordered by 72nd Avenue, it hums with art exhibits and musical concerts. This July join us for Osler and Selkirk Streets, Ebisu Park was completed in 2007. It is named three Jazz in Bloom concerts featuring well-known local jazz artists for the Japanese god of fishermen and the working man, protector of and produced in conjunction with the Jazz Cellar. Also in July are two young children and bringer of good luck. The name celebrates the his- magical evenings of Baroque Music Concerts by VancouverVoices. tory of this area of Marpole that was once home to a thriving Japanese Advance tickets are required for all concerts. Bring a picnic, stretch out fishing community in the early 1900s. on the Great Lawn and be prepared to be transported! In August, we play host to Music Fest Vancouver's World at the Garden Series - this year The 0.4 hectare park, divided by a naturalized city lane, features a play- featuring music and artists from the Caribbean, Brazil as well as Rajaton ground with equipment for kids of different ages. Bold gateway plazas, from Finland. Three major sculpture exhibits, including Zimsculpt from meandering pathways, benches and picnic tables encourage passersby Zimbabwe and Second Site II are planned along with other events to stop and enjoy the green oasis in this busy neighbourhood. The and concerts. There is lots to enjoy - check out the Events Calendar at park's eastern side is comprised of lawn and a pinetum boasting 17 vandusengarden.org for details. small pines which will reach heights of 30 feet in maturity. Family Fun! Oak Meadows Park – Opening Celebration Saturday June 13. Want to get your kids away from the TV or computer and get them mov- You are invited to join in the celebration of Oak Meadows Park. The ing? VanDusen is a great place to bring your family. And don’t let the rain nearly 5 hectares of greenspace east of Oak Street at 37th Avenue was stop you. There are endless things to see and do. Get lost in an awesome the last section of the old Shaughnessy Golf Course that has remained hedge maze that kids (and adults) find absolutely “captivating,” enjoy the after creation of VanDusen Gardens (on the west side of Oak Street) in meandering path, with surprises at every turn. You’ll find a great gift shop the 1970s. with beautiful and educational items. Almost two thirds of the park retains its natural character, featuring Learning & Leisure large conifers, salal, salmon berry, ferns and other native plants. A wet- VanDusen offers a wide variety of education programs and special land area that serves as a biofiltration area for the sand based soccer/ events throughout the year. Gardeners will find courses on pruning, Ultimate field is a great attractor for wildlife, especially birds. The natu- design tips, plant propagation and so much more. Kids will love courses ral character of the park makes it a great destination for bird watching, designed especially for them. while the park's location, overlooking the Eric Hamber artificial turf field, provides magnificent views of the North Shore mountains. VanDusen is open 7 days a week year-round. (closed Christmas Day) The park also features a children’s playground, a dog off-leash area 24-Hour information line: 604-878-9274 www.vandusengarden.org and a meadow. To support the VanDusen capital campaign: 604-257-8625 Check the Park Board web site for more details on these firstname.lastname@example.org opening events. Find out more online at: 8 vancouverparks.ca We’ve Got Great Taste in Parks PARKS & GARDENS VISIT ONE OF VANCOUVER’S SPECTACULAR PARK RESTAURANTS FOR A UNIQUE DINING EXPERIENCE! Mill Marine Bistro Watermark on Kits Beach Seasons in the Park The Fish House With an European style pub and Located on Kitsilano beach, this Poised at the peak of Queen The Fish House is your tranquil oasis downtown Vancouver’s largest beautifully designed and recently Elizabeth Park, this glasswrapped in the city. The historic Fish House sits outdoor patio, this waterfront bistro opened restaurant provides one of restaurant o ers stunning views of amongst the spectacular gardens and restaurant o ers a perfect the best ocean views in the city. Enjoy Vancouver’s shimmering city skyline forests of Vancouver’s famous Stanley opportunity for a cozy evening meal the best of both traditional and and North Shore Mountains. Seasons Park. Enjoy exceptional seafood in one in the rainy season or a midday contemporary seafood, while in the Park is a ‘must see’ for visiting of our unique dining rooms, patios or brunch in the sunshine. Come enjoy incorporating the unique guests and a ‘best kept secret’ for oyster bar. the scenery of majestic Coal Harbour! international avors of Vancouver. locals. 604-687-6455 604-738-5487 604-874-8008 604-681-7275 Prospect Point Café The Teahouse (formerly Sequoia Grill) Stanley Park Pavilion Shaughnessy Restaurant Boasting the most spectacular views Drive through an evergreen oasis and The Stanley Park Pavilion is a rustic Countless windows overlook the of the North Shore Mountains, the dine beneath towering trees on the park-style heritage building situated lushness of the VanDusen Botanical Lions Gate Bridge and the Burrard oceanfront, at The Teahouse. The amidst the picturesque Rose Gardens Garden during the day, and the Inlet, The Prospect Point Lookout is “a natural west coast atmosphere is within the lush Stanley Park rainforest. Garden’s twinkling lights at night. Vancouver tradition” and a must visit perfectly matched by a cross-cultural Treat yourself to a meal in one Enjoy an exquisite heated patio where landmark destination for locals and cuisine featuring fresh local of the park’s prettiest locations. you can sit amid banana trees, exotic visitors alike. ingredients, accompanied by the (Open during summer season only). plants and fountains while enjoying longest sunsets in the city. your meal. 604-669-2737 604-669-3281 604-602-3088 604-261-0011 Brought to you by Vancouver Board of Parks & Recreation Find out more online at: vancouverparks.ca 9 Stanley Park Rediscover the City's summertime Ted & Mary Greig Rhododendron Garden playground! Nestled around the Stanley Park Pitch & Putt Golf Course, this wonderful collection of hybrid azaleas and rhododendrons creates an outstanding array So much to do, so much to see! Here are some of the highlights. Visit our web of colour and scent peaking in May but with wonderful walks with perennials site or pick up the Stanley Park map and brochure to find out about the many on display in June and July as well. other attractions that await you. PARKS & GARDENS Get Connected to Nature with the Stanley Park Ecology Society! The Seawall—Vancouver’s Favourite Place to Walk, Cycle and Blade Where can you find out who lives in a heronry, what river otters eat, where Check out the 8.8 km “wall” no matter what your mode of transportation eagles nest, when bats come out, and why it's called Lost Lagoon? and you’ll discover how its connecting routes will provide exercise, fresh Visit the waterfront Lost Lagoon Nature House at the entrance to Stanley Park air and some of the most beautiful views in the world! Make a day of it for maps, exhibits, programs, activities and friendly advice about nature -- as by taking side trips off the seawall and picking the perfect spot for lunch, well as some very interesting volunteer opportunities. Engage with roving tennis, pitch & putt golf or a comfortable bench. The seawall, connecting summer EcoRangers in the park. Call 604-257-6908 for hours of operation. Stanley Park, False Creek and Coal Harbour, is one of the busiest park Find out more at stanleyparkecology.ca. amenities in Vancouver and it’s free! Furry and Feathered Friends at the Children’s Farmyard Second and Third Beaches—Surf, Sand and Sun Central Children can experience a real barnyard, hay bales and animals including Vancouver is known for its sandy, pristine beaches. Stanley Park provides goats, alpacas, sheep, cows, ponies, chickens and pigs, snakes, exotic birds two great ones to visit during your day trip to the park. Both are lifeguarded and even a llama. Great fun for the kids! Call 604-257-8531. and have nearby concessions, or plan to bring your own picnic. Third Beach is a quiet, out of the way place to find a log to read or snooze under your umbrella. Second Beach is livelier, adjacent to Second Beach Pool and Ceperley Playground. Ride the Rails of the Stanley Park Train Experience the sights and scents of the forest on a train pulled by an exact replica of Canadian Pacific Railway’s Engine #374 (the original #374 can be viewed in a building adjacent to the Roundhouse Community Centre). Ride Second Beach Pool through towering cedar and fir trees, over streams and through a tunnel. Open from late May through Labour Day, this large outdoor pool located on Watch for farm animals, water fowl, peacocks and other park inhabitants. the park's west side combines the best of two worlds - beach front swimming in a heated tank. The graduated depth makes this a perfect spot for young Interpretive Panels Tell the Park’s Stories dabblers with a slide and other special features for the more adventurous. A Learn about the history and ecology of Vancouver’s most famous park. Thirty- special lengths area has been cordoned off for lap swimmers. six interpretive panels provide a greater understanding of the park—giving the visitor a chance to look beyond the familiar and discover the intriguing Stanley Park Pitch and Putt stories behind the surface of things. The panels help to explain how natural With 18 holes ranging from 40 to 100 yards, this beautiful course is free of forces and human impacts have shaped the park as we know it today. Find a hazards and is bordered by a beautiful rhododendron garden. Adjacent to map of panel locations at vancouverparks.ca. the course is an attractive 18-hole putting green suitable for all ages. (Putting green is open from Victoria Day to Labour Day) Find out more online at: 10 vancouverparks.ca Stanley Park Rose and Display Gardens talented gardeners oversee a collection of floral displays set amidst beautifully The park's historic Rose Garden is tucked into a three hectare corner of manicured lawns and mature specimen trees. Every year over 30,000 plants Stanley Park just off Pipeline Road. Visitors can indulge their senses with a are artfully arranged into floral beds that can be viewed from paths that wide array of spectacular annual and perennial floral displays. meander through the site. In front of a backdrop of the park's looming West Coast forest, the Park Board's PARKS & GARDENS Queen Elizabeth Park High atop our city, grand views, an arboretum, garden is just west of the Bloedel Conservatory and offers a moment of high glorious gardens make it a “must see” summer drama when first approached and viewed from the park's rim. Impressive destination! perennial and annual flower beds boast colourful varieties featuring new cultivars and old favourites along with decades-old tree fuchsias and lantanas There is so much to see and do in Vancouver’s second most popular accentuating island beds. A stream and cascading waterfall add cool comfort destination park. You will be captivated by its beauty and find lots of leisure and variety to the landscape which is so artfully seamed together. activities to try. Here are some highlights. Learn the Sport of Disc Golf Discover the Arboretum! Also called Frisbee golf, the disc golf course is located near the Pitch & Putt. An arboretum is a special collection of trees grown for exhibition, education This self-guided sport is open to anyone who is adept with the wrist action and research. The first trees in the Queen Elizabeth arboretum were planted in and it’s free! Get a group together and try it out. 1949. You will discover some truly magnificent mature trees as you meander through the park . Try the Pitch and Putt The Queen Elizabeth Pitch & Putt offers beautiful city vistas in the midst of Enjoy the Exotic Atmosphere of Bloedel Conservatory unique trees like the Ginkgo. The 18 short, contoured par 3s (none over 110 The Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in Vancouver and yards, are set along a course where there are no hazards in play, making this a is open daily and especially popular on rainy days. The spectacular triodetic perfect course for those new to the game. dome capping Queen Elizabeth Park is filled with dazzling displays of exotic plants, tropical flowers, colorful 'Koi' fish and eye-catching birds. Step into the climate controlled paradise. Bloedel is also a great place to book a small special event. A modest admission fee is charged. Call 604-257-8584. Take a Walk in the Quarry Gardens There’s no better place for a summer’s walk than the beautiful Quarry Gardens at QE Park. The main Find out more online at: vancouverparks.ca 11 PARKS & FACILITIES MAP 7800 Vivian Drive, Phone: (604) 257-6923 33rd & Cambie Street, Phone: (604) 874-8336 6706 Alberta Street, Phone: (604) 713-1816 3402 Charles Street, Phone: (604) 257-8364 7188 MacDonald Street, Phone: (604) 257-8191 Near Beach Avenue Entrance, Phone: 604-681-8847 PARKS & FACILITIES MAP elebrate the high points in your life at Vancouver’s new Celebration Pavilion, perfectly located atop beautiful Queen Elizabeth Park. Sculpture, dancing fountain and covered arbors surround the plaza so elegantly anchored by the enclosed glass Celebration Pavilion. PARKS & GARDENS The popular Celebration Pavilion is the perfect place to host a variety of gatherings from weddings to receptions to celebrations of life to corporate cocktail parties to educational workshops. Celebration Pavilion An intimate new facility in the centre of the city, inspired by nature O ers indoor seating for 100 guests and outdoor seating for an additional 100 guests Floor-to-ceiling glass windows Adjacent outdoor patio Superb outdoor fountain Spectacular Quarry Gardens and Bloedel Floral Conservatory next door Lovely reception facilities available at nearby Seasons in the Park Restaurant Wonderful views of city and mountains Ample guest parking available For bookings and more information: phone: 604.688.0701 | email: email@example.com Find out more online at: 14 vancouverparks.ca Wedding Ceremonies in Parks Playing Fields on Parks Getting married in one of Vancouver’s most beautiful park facilities, on Vancouver has 150 public playing fields and 135 diamonds that include the beach or in a green park setting is an ideal way to start a lifetime non-regulation size, gravel fields, top-drawer sport fields and artificial together. turf fields. Taking the Plunge Inside... Things You Should Know ∙ Celebration Pavilion at Queen Elizabeth Park – A beautiful new • Field permit applications are available on our web site. facility offering indoor seating for 100 guests and outdoor seating for • Payment for field bookings is due on receipt of a draft permit. Insur- PARKS & GARDENS an additional 100 guests. See page 14. ance is mandatory to obtain a permit. ∙ Barclay Manor at Barclay Square Park - Rentals are available for • Youth leagues and previous permit holders receive priority for field smaller wedding receptions. Phone: 604-257-8349. bookings. ∙ Bloedel Floral Conservatory – Come together under the dome • Grass fields need downtime and can only be used up to five times a of this tropical paradise. Phone: 604-257-8584. week to avoid damage and closure. • We have five artificial turf fields that are playable in the rain. (Please Or Tying the Knot Outside... note the artificial turf fields at Andy Livingstone Park that have been ∙ VanDusen Botanical Garden – A stunning setting for closed for upgrades are expected to reopen later this year) memorable outdoor weddings. Phone: 604-257-8661. ∙ Scenic Public Parks – For an elegant, simple wedding ceremony Find more details go to our web site. on one of Vancouver's beautiful parks, contact 604-257-8516 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on our new procedures. Grab a Bite A Picnic Table with a View Take-out from a Concession Whether it’s just yourself and a thermos of tea or a barbecue with 150 of Park Board concessions and snack bars offer everything from a cup of coffee your closest friends and relatives, we have a picnic spot just for you! Many of to a grilled vegetable panini, and all of it portable! our 220 parks have picnic tables that can accommodate a small group for a cozy outdoor meal. Of course you don’t need a table – a bench or even a bit There are six concessions in Stanley Park, seven at beaches plus one each of lawn will do for the simplest of park picnics. at Trout Lake and New Brighton Park. Some are open only when weather permits. A complete list of locations and phone numbers is available on our Please ensure barbecues do not come in contact with wood – many picnic web site. tables have a holder built in. Be extra careful with dry grass – do not bar- becue directly on the ground. Always use the concrete barbecue coal pits supplied at many popular picnicking sites to dispose of your hot coals. Groups of 50 or more need a permit to picnic in our parks. There are twelve group picnic sites, some with shelters, located throughout Vancouver. Reservations can be made online for lunch or dinner picnics and fees range from $58.25 for a basic site to $151.85 for the top-of-the-line picnic site at Prospect Point, which includes a shelter, kitchen area and baseball diamond. Visit vancouverparks.ca and click on the Picnics link for details. Find out more online at: vancouverparks.ca 15 Access Services The Vancouver Park Board is committed to providing Adapted Equipment to Assist You opportunities for people with various disabilities to become • Aquatic pool lifts are available at all indoor pools. involved in the recreational activities in their community. • Aquatic wheelchairs are for your use at the pools. A number of these programs are available through your local • Ice sledges are available at ice rinks at no cost. Call ahead to pre-book. pool, ice rink and fitness centre. • Golf cart for experienced golfers with upper body mobility can be booked in advance through Pro Shop at McCleery Golf Course GO PLAY! Get out and get involved in swimming, skating, exercise programs, wheelchair programs, senior’s programs, Stanley Park youth groups, kids programs and a whole lot more. The Stanley Park Miniature Railway, Children’s Farmyard, Beaver Lake Trail and For more information please Bonnie Freisen at 604-257-8500. Stanley Park Seawall (at entry locations at Second Beach and Georgia Street) are wheelchair accessible. Attendant Policy Free admission is provided to the attendant of any person with a disability who requires support for any of our programs. Please note this does not apply to personal trainers or rehab trainers. For more detailed information ask at your local community centre. SERV/SCHEDULES Summer Sports Festival 16+ The festival provides the opportunities for people with disabilities to come out and try something new. All participants must be 16+ years of age. Should you require a personal care attendant, you are required to coordinate and bring one. Call 604.257.8500 for more information. Event Date Cost Adapted Golf Clinic McCleery Golf Course Wednesday, June 17, 3:30 -5:30pm $15.00 Adapted Kayaking Trout Lake Wednesday , July 8 $10.00 Adapted Waterski Day Albert Dyck Park Friday, July 10 $15.00 Dragon Boating With the Dragon Zone Wednesday , July 15 Outrigger Paddling False Creek Monday, July 27 $10.00 BCMOS Trailrider Community Hikes To register call Kirk Duncan at: 604-688-6464 #128 Disabled Sailing Association Jericho Sailing Centre Monday, July 20 $10.00 Pre-registration Please note: • Should you require a personal care attendant, you are required to bring them to the event. • All participants must sign a waiver. • Transportation to and from Albert Dyck Park for waterskiing is provided on a first-come, first-serve basis (space is limited). • Space for all events is limited, so book early. • Confirmation of registration will be mailed to you. Find out more online at: 16 vancouverparks.ca Watch for These Upcoming Arts Events and Projects Artist in Residence Program Dance at Dusk in Ceperley Meadow Local artists participate in this popular program in concert with the residents Join us at Ceperley Meadow in Stanley Park for some free, fun-filled enter- in various communities. Please join The Carnegie Village Project, with voice as tainment. Everyone welcome, no experience necessary! June 15 to August its focus, at Carnegie Centre. Share your Dunbar Impressions by creating leaf 19, 7-9 pm. Mondays: Scottish country dance; Tuesdays: International folk imprints and ephemeral artwork installations, hosted by Dunbar Community dance; Wednesdays: Ballroom dancing. Centre. Or join the Means of Production Artist Raw Resource Collective in us- ing natural garden materials to create works in China Creek Park. Stanley Park Environ- mental Art Project Born out of a desire to respond creatively to the windstorm that devastated the park in 2006, the Stanley Park Environmental Art Proj- ect is entering its second and final phase this summer. Six talented artists have been creating art works that will engage us through discussion and hands-on workshops, including the Ivy Project, which is held the last Saturday of every month in the park. An unveiling of the works cre- ated over the summer of 2009 is scheduled for Sunday, August 9 from SERV/SCHEDULES LINK: An Annual Community Dance Series 1-3 pm. A self-guided walk of ephemereal works already completed is LINK's dance performances bring together resident community dance com- available at: vancouver.ca/spea. This project is a partnership between the panies from community centres with guest contemporary and cultural dance Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, the Stanley Park Ecology Society companies. May 12, 7 pm at Sunset Community Centre and May 21, 7 pm at and the Community Arts Council of Vancouver. Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Centre. All performances by donation, suggested donation $5. Pride in Art / No Hate The Pride in Art multidisciplinary art festival runs at the Roundhouse Com- Painters Corner munity Arts and Recreation Centre from July 26 to August 14. Join us on Join us for this year-round exhibit and sale of original artworks by local artists August 14 for a screening of two anti-homophobia digital films developed in Stanley Park (east of Malkin Bowl and near the Vancouver Aquarium) and and created by queer youth as part of Out in School’s No Hate campaign. Queen Elizabeth Park (near the Bloedel Conservatory). For more information visit prideinart.ca and outonscreen.com Music in the Park at Haywood Bandstand For more information on these projects and events, please visit our web site Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy these free performances in the relaxing and click on Arts & Culture. setting of Alexandra Park on Sunday afternoons from 1-3 pm. All ages enter- tainment, everyone welcome. 2009 concert schedule: June 21, July 21, July 26, August 9 and August 23. This project explores how involvement in the arts can improve the health and well-being of seniors. Please join us for the annual performance on Tuesday, June 2 at 10 am at the Round- house Performance Centre and view the exhibition of works during Seniors Week June 2-4. Find out more online at: vancouverparks.ca 17 Regular maintenance closures are noted under each pool. Indoor Swimming Pools • Summer 2009 Major project closures are highlighted in the schedule area. Pool Public swim Toonie/Loonie Aquafit Adult Swim Seniors Mon-Fri 1:00-3:00pm Tue Teen/Adult Swim Tue/Thu 9:30-10:30am I Mon-Fri 8:00-9:55pm Mon-Fri 9:30-10:30pm Fri 3:30-4:55pm 3:00-4:55pm Mon/Wed 8:00-9:00am M Sat 2:30-3:25pm Britannia Mon-Sun 6:30-7:55pm Thu Child Swim Thu 8:00-9:00pm Deep Sun 4:00-4:55pm 604-718-5831 Sat 1:00-2:25/3:30-4:55pm 3:30-4:55pm 1661 Napier St Sun 2:30-3:55 Mon/Wed/Fri 3:00-8:00pm Tue/Thu 3:00-5:00pm Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun Mon-Fri 9:30-10:00am Aquafit Sat 2:15-4:00pm 10:00-10:45am I 9:00-10:00pm Tue/Thu 10:00-10:45am Kensington Sun 12:30-4:00pm Mon-Fri 8:10-8:55pm M 604-718-6200 5176 Dumfries St Closed Sep 7-20, 2009 Mon/Wed 2:30-7:30pm Fri 4:00-8:00pm Mon/Wed/Fri 7:25-8:20am I Aquafit Tue/Thu 2:30-6:00pm Mon/Wed/Fri 1:35-2:30pm M Mon/Wed/Fri Kerrisdale Fri 2:30-4:00pm Tue/Thu 1:35-2:30pm ROM 1:35-2:30pm 604-857-8105 Sat/Sun 12:30-2:00pm Mon/Wed 7:30-8:30pm I 5851 West Sat/Sun 10:05-11:05am I Boulevard Closed Aug 30-Sep 13, 2009 Mon-Fri 6:15am-9:00am Mon 3:30-5:00pm Mon-Fri 8:00-9:00am Mon 1:00-3:30pm Fri 7:30-10:00pm Sat/Sun 9:00-10:00am Killarney Tue-Fri 1:00-5:00pm 604-718-8280 Mon-Thu 7:00-10:00pm 6260 Killarney St SERV/SCHEDULES Sat/Sun 1:30-9:00pm Leisure/Warm Lap Pool Only Mon-Fri 6:15-9:00am Mon-Fri 1:00-10:00pm Sat/Sun 8:00-10:00am Sat/Sun 1:30-9:00pm Lord Byng 604-222-6090 Closed June 29-September 7, 2009 3990 West 14th Ave Mon-Fri 6:15-9:00am Tue/Thu 2:00-4:00pm Mon-Thu 9:05-10:00am I Fri 9:15-11:00am Mon/Wed 2:00-4:00pm Mon/Wed 7:00-8:00pm DW Percy Norman Thu 11:00-4:00pm Tue/Thu 7:00-8:00pm 604-257-8680 Tue/Thu 5:00-7:00pm 30 East 30th Ave. Renfrew 604-257-8393 Closed June 28-September 14, 2009 2929 East 22 Ave Mon-Thu 1:00-4:00pm Mon 1:00-4:00pm Mon-Fri 10:00-11:00am Mon-Fri 7:00-9:00pm Fri 7:00-9:00pm Sat 1:00-2:00pm Templeton Fri 2:30-4:00pm 604-718-6252 Sat 1:00-6:30pm 700 Templeton Dr. Sun 1:00-5:00pm Mon-Fri 6:30am-4:15pm Sat 1:15-4:45pm Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30-10:30am I Mon/Wed/Fri 4:30-7:00pm Mon/Wed 7:05-9:30pm Tue/Thu 9:30-10:30am M Tue/Thu 4:30pm-8:00pm (Widths) Vancouver Tue/Thu 8:15-9:30pm Mon/Wed/Fri 7:05-8:05pm I Aquatic Fri 7:05-9:30pm Sat 10:05-11:05am I Centre Sat 8:00am-9:30pm 604-665-3424 Sun 10:00am-9:30pm 1050 Beach Ave Closed Jul 20-Sep 7, 2009 Find out more on line at: Find out more online 14 18 vancouverparks.ca vancouverparks.ca LEGEND: Deep Water “D” Advanced “A” Intermediate “I” Mild “M” Range of “ROM” LEGEND: Deep Water “D” Advanced “A” Intermediate “I” Mild “M” Range of Motion Motion “ROM” Specialty Parent and Tot Adapted Aquatics Sauna/Whirlpool Only Lengths Wed/Fri 9:45-10:30am ROM Mon/Wed/Fri 9:30-10:30pm Special Needs Mon-Fri 6:30-9:30pm Sun 10:00-11:00am Mon/Wed 9:30-10:30am 10:30-1:00pm Wed/Fri 9:45-10:30am ROM Mon/Wed 3:30-4:55pm Mon-Sun 5:00-6:25pm Sat 8:30-12:55pm Sun 10:00-2:30pm Mon/Wed/Fri 9:45-10:30am ROM Mon/Wed/Fri 9:45-10:30am ROM Pool Sharks Fri 4:00-5:00pm Slide Open Whirlpool/Steam Only At least 2 lanes available Mon-Fri 1:15-9:00pm Mon-Fri 10:00am-1:15pm Except Sat/Sun 10:00am-1:15pm Sat/Sun 1:30-8:00pm SERV/SCHEDULES Statutory Holidays Pool open 12:00-8:00pm 1 lane open at all times Except Tue/Thu 4:00-5:00pm Fri 9:00-11:00am Teach Pool open Fri 1:00-2:30pm Mon/Wed/Fri 7:00am-9:00pm Mon/Wed/Fri 7:00-9:00am Tue/Thu 9:00am-9:00pm Mon-Fri 12:00-1:00pm Fri 7:00am-1:00pm *3 lanes min Sat 1:00-6:30pm Sun 1:00-5:00pm 1 lane open all public hours Tue/Thur 10:30-11:00am ROM Teach Pool open Tue/Thu 10:30-11:00am ROM Minimum 2 lanes available at all times Mon/Wed/Fri 10:30am-8:00pm Tue/Thu 11:00am-8:00pm Sat/Sun 12:00-8:00pm Leisure Access Card: For Vancouver residents whose limited income may prevent them from use of basic Park Board programs and services. Flexipass: Allows unlimited admission to pools and Park Board fitness centres. Note: All schedules are subject to change. 15 19 Fitness Centres Summer 2009 Facility Contact Info Monday - Friday Weekend Special 604-718-5800 Mon-Thu 6:30am-9:55pm Sat 12:00pm-6:55pm Fri 9:00-10:00am Seniors Only Britannia ASSC 1661 Napier St Fri 6:30am-9:00am Sun 10:00am-6:55pm Sat 9:00am-12pm Women Only 10:00am-9:55pm 604-718-6575 Mon-Thu 7:00am-9:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm Stats CLOSED Champlain PB 3350 Maquinna Dr Fri 7:00am-8:00pm Sun CLOSED 604-257-8130 Mon-Thu 6:30am-9:00pm Sat/Sun 9:00am-3:30pm Closed Sunday July 5-Sep 6 Douglas ASSC 801 W 22nd Ave Fri 6:30am-7:30pm Sun CLOSED 604-222-6058 Mon-Thu 6:00am-9:45pm Sat/Sun 7:00am-9:00pm Stats 7:00am-7:00pm Dunbar PB 4747 Dunbar St Fri 6:00am-8:00pm 604-257-8195 Mon-Fri 6:30am-9:30pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm Stats 9:00am-12:30pm False Creek ASSC 1318 Cartwright St Sat 9:00am-4:00pm 604-718-6222 Mon-Fri 6:00am-9:45pm Sat 9:00am-12:45pm Schedule valid for July & August. June remains Hastings ASSC 3096 E Hastings St Sun CLOSED the same as for the rest of the year. 604-718-6200 Mon-Fri 9:00am-10:00pm Sat 9:00am-4:00pm Kensington PB 5175 Dumfries St Sun 9:00am-4:00pm June 29-Sept 6 604-257-8100 Mon-Fri 6:00am-9:30pm Sat 7:00am-6:30pm Kerrisdale ASSC 5851 W Boulevard Sun 9:00am-4:30pm 604-718-8200 Mon-Thu 6:30am-9:30pm Sat/Sun 8:00am-5:30pm Killarney ASSC 6260 Killarney St Fri 6:30am-8:00pm 604-257-6982 Mon-Fri 6:00am-11:00pm Sat/Sun 7:00am-10:00pm Stats 7:00am-10:00pm Kitsilano PB 2690 Larch St 604-222-6090 Closed June 29-September 7, 2009 Lord Byng PB SERV/SCHEDULES 3990 W 14th Ave 604-257-8174 Mon-Thu 8:00am-9:00pm Sat 9:00am-5:00pm Marpole-Oakridge 990 West 59th Ave Fri 8:00am-8:00pm Sun 9:00am-1:00pm PB 604-713-1898 Mon-Thu 6:00am-10:00pm Sat 8:00am-6:00pm Women only 8-9am Saturdays Mt Pleasant PB 3161 Ontario St Fri 6:00am-8:00pm 9:00am-6:00pm 604-257-6949 Mon-Fri 9:30am-5:30pm Sat 11:00am-4:30pm Ray Cam ASSC 920 E Hastings Sun CLOSED 604-257-8393 Mon/Wed 9:00am-8:00pm Sat CLOSED Renfrew PB 2929 E 22nd Ave Tue/Thu 6:00am-8:00pm Sun CLOSED July 7-Sept 14 Fri 6:00am-5:00pm 604-257-8545 Mon-Thu 6:15am-8:00pm Sat/Sun CLOSED Stats CLOSED Riley Park PB 50 E 30th Ave Fri 6:15am-6:00pm 604-713-1838 Mon/Wed 7:00am-9:30pm Sat/Sun 9:00am-4:30pm Closed July 1 and August 3rd Strathcona ASSC 601 Keefer St Tue/Thu/Fri 9:00am-9:30pm 604-718-6505 Mon-Thu 8:30am-8:30pm Sat/Sun 9:00am-1:00pm Sunset ASSC 6810 Main Street Fri 8:30am-4:30pm 604-718-6252 Mon/Wed/Fri 7:00am-9:00pm Sat 1:00pm-6:30pm Templeton PB 700 Templeton Dr Tue/Thu 9:00am-9:00pm Sun 1:00pm-5:00pm 604-713-1818 Mon-Fri 8:30am-7:00pm Sat/Sun CLOSED Thunderbird ASSC 2311 Cassiar St 604-257-6975 Mon/Wed/Thu 6:00am-9:00pm Sat/Sun CLOSED Tue 7:00-9:00pm Women Only Trout Lake PB 3350 Victoria Dr Tue 6:00am-7:00pm Stats CLOSED Until August 17 Fri 6:00am-8:00pm August 18-September 2 Mon-Fri 6:00am-5pm 604-665-3412 Mon-Fri 6:30am-9:30pm Sat 8:00am-9:30pm Closed July 20-Sep 7 Van. Aquatic PB 1050 Beach Ave Sun 10:00am-9:30pm Until July 19 604-257-8342 Mon-Thu 6:00am-10:00pm Sat/Sun 8:00am-5:00pm Stat Holidays open 8am-1pm West End PB 870 Denman St Fri 6:00am-9:00pm 604-257-8163 Mon-Thu 6:00am-9:00pm Sat 10:00am-5:00pm West Point Grey 4397 West 2nd Ave Fri 6:00am-7:30pm Sun 9:00am-5:00pm ASSC Find out more on line at: Find out more online “PB” Facilities run by the Vancouver Park Board designated by Facitlites 16 20 vancouverparks.ca vancouverparks.ca LEGEND: “ASSC” Facilities run by community associations designated by Facitlites Ice Rinks Summer 2009 • Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun Women's Hockey Adult Co-Ed Adult Hockey + Adult Stick & Puck Family Cosom Hockey Britannia 3:30-4:45pm Drop-in Hockey 11:15pm-12:45am 12:00-1:15pm 12:15-1:45pm 604-718-5800 3:30-4:45pm 1661 Napier St Public Skate (All Ages) July 2-Aug 31 Adult Skate 2:00-3:30pm 8:45-10:15pm Adult Hockey* 9:30-11:00pm Play Palace Play Palace Play Palace Play Palace Play Palace Play Palace Play Palace Kerrisdale 10:00-3:00pm 10:00-3:00pm 10:00-3:00pm 10:00-3:00pm 10:00-3:00pm 10:00-4:00pm 10:00-4:00pm 604-257-8121 and Holidays 5670 E Boulevard May 6-August 22 Kitsilano 604-257-6983 Closed June 6–Aug 3. Preseason ice begins August 4, 2009 2690 Larch St Riley Park 604-257-8545 Available for dry floor bookings May 7-August 3, 2008, call 604-257-8124 for details. 50 East 30th Ave Preseason ice beings September 2, 2008 Effective until Mar 29, 2009 Adult Drop-In Hockey Adult Drop-In Hockey Lessons Family Cosom Hockey Sunset 12:00-1:15pm 12:00-1:15pm 10:00-12:30pm 3:30-4:15pm 604-718-6595 390 E 51st Ave SERV/SCHEDULES Public Skate Public Skate Family Skate 1:30-2:45pm 12:45-2:00pm 4:15-5:30pm Lessons 3:00-5:30pm Program ends Aug 11 Programs end Aug 13 Programs end Aug 15 Programs end Aug 9 Killarney/ Killarney 604-718-8200, 6260 Killarney Street . Closed for construction. Trout lake Trout Lake 604-257-6955, 3350 Victoria Drive: Available for dry floor bookings May 11-July 31 West End Available for dry floor bookings May 4-June 27, 2009, call 604-257-8339 for details. 604-718-5859 West End Kidz Zone (6 months–12 years) June 29–September 11. Mon–Fri 9:30am–7:00pm. Sat–Sun 10:00am–4:30pm. 870 Denman Street Fall ice season begins October 10, 2009 Outdoor Swimming Pools 2009 • *Closed 15 minutes earlier each week in August due to darkness Kitsilano May 16-June 14 Mon-Fri 12:00-8:45pm June 15-Sept 13 Mon-Fri 7:00am-8:45*pm 604-731-0011 Sat/Sun/Hol 10:00am-8:45pm Sat/Sun/Hol 10:00am-8:45*pm *Sunset Community Centre does not have an Outdoor Pool 2305 Cornwall Maple Grove June 20-August 23 Mon-Sun 10:15am-7:45pm August 24-September 7 10:15am-6:45pm 604-266-9512 6875 Yew St Mount Pleasant June 20-Aug 14 Mon-Fri 12:00-5:00pm Aug 15-Sept 7 Mon-Fri 11:00-5:00pm 604-713-1895 Mon-Fri 12:00-1:00pm 1L Mon-Fri 12:00-1:00pm 1L 3161 Ontario St Mon-Fri 6:00-8:45pm Mon-Fri 6:00pm-7:45pm Sat/Sun/Holidays 12:00-5:00pm Sat/Sun/Hol 11:00-5:00pm 6:00-8:45pm 6:00pm-7:45pm Lane swimmers share the pool with lessons Jul 7-Aug 15 New Brighton May 16-Jun 21 Mon-Fri 11:30am-8pm June 22-Sept 7 Mon-Sun 10am-8:30*pm 604-298-0222 Sat/Sun 10am-8:30pm N. Foot of Windermere St Second Beach May 16-June 14 Mon-Fri 12:00-8:45pm June 15-September 7 Mon-Sun 10:00am-8:45*pm 604-257-8371 Sat/Sun/Hol 10:00am-8:45pm N. Lagoon Dr Leisure Access Card: For Vancouver residents whose limited income may prevent them from Leisure Access Card: For Vancouver residents whose limited income may prevent them from use of basic Park Board programs and services. use Flexipass: Allows unlimited admission to pools andbasic Board fitness centres. and services. Note: All schedules are subject to change. of Park Park Board programs Note: All schedules are subject to change. 15 21 Counting Down to the 2010 Winter Games Enthusiasm is starting to build as the date of the opening ceremonies for the 2010 Winter Games draws closer. That excitement translates into a num- ber of pre-Games projects, events and celebrations. Games venues are completed or nearing completion and communities are moving into celebration mode. Here are just a few Countdown highlights. Postcards for the 2010 Winter Games The Kerrisdale Community Centre is presenting a project called “Postcards for Trout Lake ice rink the 2010 Winter Games” that will take place in May and June. Students, se- niors and other groups will be invited to create postcards that express cultural Ice, Ice diversity and celebrate sport. The goal is create 2,010 postcards which will be We can’t wait to open up our two stunning new rinks and we’re guessing collected and displayed for the public and scanned for the Internet. Call Kristi you can’t wait either! Rink construction is now complete at both Trout Lake Douglas at 604-257-8114 for details. and Killarney. Trout Lake will open to the public over the summer for dry floor activities and both facilities will be ready for community ice users Lifelong Journey: An Olympic Experience starting this fall. The “Lifelong Journey” project has been ongoing for the past few months and will conclude with a major celebration on June 1st at the Roundhouse for The rinks will close in early January when VANOC’s exclusive use period Seniors Week. The project provides an opportunity for seniors and their fami- begins. During the 2010 Winter Games Trout Lake Rink will host figure skat- lies to meet and share stories with Olympians, Paralympians and community ing training and Killarney will be home to short-track speed skating training. athletes. Contact Cindy Crapper at 604-257-8499 for more details. After the Games both rinks will be returned to the Park Board and retrofitted from international size to the narrower North America (NHL) size. Curling Venue Extraordinaire The Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre at Hillcrest Park is complete and successfully hosted two international championship events this spring. The official curling competition venue is now undergoing some modifications to make it ready to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games. After the Games the venue will be transformed into a community ice rink and curling club, while the rest of the legacy facility will be completed. The aquatic centre FEATURE will open later in 2010 and the community centre, fitness centre, library, curl- ing club and rink will open to the public in 2011. A New Community Centre SE False Creek Seawall The community centre at Southeast False Creek, part of the Vancouver Olym- Walking to Wellness Passport pic and Paralympic Village, is quickly taking shape. The centre will be home Across the Province we have all been challenged to be the fittest residents to Village management staff and Host First Nations and the restaurant, retail ever to host the Games. The Active Communities “Walking to Wellness Chal- space and meetings rooms will be used by Olympic sponsors. lenge” is a fun way of achieving that goal. Inspire yourself and those around you and join a walking group! The Challenge outlines a twelve week incentive After the Games the venue will become a new community centre and non- program that offers tips on walking and allows you to track your progress. motorized boating centre for the SE False Creek community. It will include Walking to Wellness Passports are available on our web site. The goal is to a full-size gym, games room, fitness centre, 69-space daycare and a dock for walk 100 kilometres or, for those with pedometers, it would equal 198,000 kayaks, canoes and dragon boats. It will also include 6,000 sq. ft. of commer- steps in 12 weeks. cial and restaurant space. The super-green building is being constructed to target LEED Platinum certification. There are more than 35 suggested Vancouver walks in the Passport and more walks on the Step Out Walks web page. However, you can choose to walk anywhere as long as you cover the distance and log your progress. When you have finished the distance, present your completed passport at an Active Communities event to receive a prize! Go to our web site and click on Active Communities for details and event locations. Find out more online at: 22 vancouverparks.ca Discover alternative ways to good health... Whatever your age, ability or income we have something for you! Fun for the whole family This summer, we are offering 13 fitness centres, 9 indoor and 5 outdoor pools and 6 rinks. Flexible rates and times It's Fun, A ordable and Accessible Affordable drop in rates starting at $5.15. Economical book of 10 passes and monthly For more information on fees, schedules and locations passes are also available. Discounted rates for children, youth and seniors. visit our website or call Accessible to everyone 604.257.8400 Conveniently located throughout the City of Vancouver to better serve you, our facilities offers accessibility to all Vancouver residents including seniors and people with disabilities. Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation 2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada V6G 1Z4 Telephone: 604-257-8400 | Fax: 604-257-8427 www.vancouverparks.ca This Guide is printed on recycled paper containing 30% (inside pages) and 10% (cover) post-consumer waste. Please recycle for the good of the earth.
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