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Kids like Bronte and Izak need a safe outdoor space to play! We’re building a parklet outside our House so we can help them learn and grow together.

It’s almost here! The parklet outside Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House is all set to be built this weekend on July 20-22. We’re so excited to be able to provide our neighbours with a safe and comfortable spot to rest and play. We now need your support to build and animate this parklet—an accessible front porch for our whole neighbourhood.

We’ll be raising funds for this exciting project through a Wayblaze crowdfunding campaign and we’d love to have your help spreading the word through social media. You can find and follow Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House to share our posts with your community:

About the parklet

At Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House—situated on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples, we believe in building better neighbourhoods and strengthening our community through placemaking. Through the parklet project we are helping create an outdoor space that is accessible and welcoming for people from all walks of life, featuring wood reclaimed from a former high rise building in the neighbourhood.

The parklet will take up two parking spots in front of Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House on Prince Albert Street. It will be a public space, open for the whole neighbourhood to use where we envision the following:

  • growing Indigenous plants for learning, making tea and medicine, and gifting through Aboriginal gatherings and projects led by cultural facilitators in the community
  • neighbours stopping to chat and enjoy the outdoors with each other,
  • parents playing with their children after daycare pick-up,
  • preschool children caring for and learning about the plants in the garden in front of the parklet,
  • seniors and youth gathering to play giant checkers, chess, and Mah Jong.

These are just a few of the creative ideas we are incorporating into the parklet design. Our goal is to enhance our neighbourhood and create a place to build community connections across generations and diverse interests. You can learn more at www.mpnh.org/parklet