Sunset Park Master Plan

Sunset Park and Sunset Community Centre
Photograph by Pictometry International Corp.

The Vancouver Park Board is developing a master plan to renew Sunset Park by improving and better connecting its features.

Renewing the park was a top priority we heard about in the public consultation for the City of Vancouver 2015-2018 Capital Plan.

The plan will review the usage and condition of existing park features, and identify short- and long-term park improvements.

Attend our open houses along the way to give your feedback as we develop the Sunset Park Master Plan.

Recent developments with the master plan

Questionnaire results

September 2015 – We summarized the feedback we received at the summer open house and from our consultation with groups that use Sunset Park. The community is excited about many of the proposed improvements that we presented in the latest concept for the park. Elements that the community felt were most important in the new design included:

  1. Improvements to paths
  2. Additional seating areas
  3. A naturalized area with trees
  4. The renewal of the children's playground

Questionnaire: What do you think of the park concept design?

August 1, 2015 – Thank you to everyone who completed our questionnaire. We're now analyzing the feedback we received and will report the results after.

July 2, 2015 – Your feedback will help us further shape the design and prioritize design features. The questionnaire closes on July 31.

July 1 open house: View the park concept design

June 25, 2015 – Learn about the concept we've refined based on your earlier feedback.

Let us know what you think about the refined concept, to help us further shape the design and prioritize desired features.

We'll display the preferred design at Sunset Community Centre and on this page in the fall.

Questionnaire results

March 9, 2015 – In our questionnaire, we heard that: a majority of residents:

  • Support the eight draft design principles in the Sunset Park Master Plan
  • Feel that the most important use for the park are as a place for children to play and as a place to exercise and play sport, with the current ice rink being the amenity that most would like to see changed or improved  

The questionnaire results will help us identify directions and priorities for park improvements.

Questionnaire: What do you think about Sunset Park?

December 16, 2014 – Thank you for your feedback on the Sunset Park Master Plan at our open house or through the online questionnaire. We are now analyzing the feedback we received and will provide a summary of results in the new year.

November 28, 2014 – The master plan process is just starting and we want to know your ideas, concerns, and thoughts about the park. Take our online questionnaire until December 15, 2014. Your responses will help us to:

  • Plan a future for the park that reflects the community’s values
  • Understand issues and opportunities
  • Establish directions and priorities for park improvements for the next 10 to 15 years

November 27 open house: View the park concept designs

November 7, 2014 – Join us at the November 27 open house to review and comment on concept designs for the renewed Sunset Park. Tell us what you think about the park's existing features and what you'd like to see in the renewed park. Your feedback will help further refine early design concepts. 

Date: November 27, 2014, 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: Sunset Community Centre, 6810 Main Street

Consultant hired and consultation begun

Late summer 2014 – We started meetings with stakeholders and staff to work on park design concepts.

July 1, 2014 – At the Sunset neighbourhood's Canada Day celebration, we asked the community what features they'd like to see in Sunset Park in the future. What we heard was the need to improve the playground, pathways, and plantings, and to create naturalized areas and seating.

May 24, 2014 – We advertised the Sunset Park Master Plan at South Hill Festival.

Spring 2014 – We hired a consultant to help develop the master plan.

Open house information displays and questionnaire findings

July 2015

November 2014

Project details

Key dates

Date Event
Winter 2014 Further develop master plan design concepts
Early 2015 Hold an open house to get your feedback on a preferred design concept
Fall 2015 Refine the preferred master plan design
Fall 2015 Present the preferred concept plan to the Park Board

Work leading up to the master plan

Sunset Park was created in 1929 and the Sunset Community Centre opened in 1950 with fundraising from Sunset Communit Assocation (and help from American singer Bing Crosby).

In 2006, the community centre was rebuilt on the west side of Sunset Park, creating the need to assess how the park features work together.

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