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Upcycle parklet project
We’ve built a brand-new parklet!
After three years of collaboration with many dedicated people, we have built a new public space outside our House. This upcycle parklet is an accessible front porch for the whole neighbourhood. Thanks to the financial support of many organizations and folks like you—who contributed to our successful Wayblaze crowdfunding campaign, worth $5,075—we’ve been able to bring the project to life!
Our friends and neighbours want to say a special thank you for your support:
The parklet today
In July 2018, we converted two parking spaces into an accessible public area that connects to the garden and the green space right outside the House. This new space is an inviting place where everyone in the neighbourhood can find a place to belong.
We submitted out initial application at the beginning of December 2016 and have now received final approval from the City of Vancouver. The City collected feedback from the community, throughout various stages in the process involving detailed design of the parklet and review. This is the City of Vancouver’s first-ever parklet with a non-profit partner.
We hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our grand opening on August 24, 2018, and we are thrilled to announce that the parklet is now open to the public!
Here are some of the things we’re looking forward to:
- Purchasing indigenous plants to help the space thrive year-round
- Purchasing games like giant checkers for people of all ages to play together
- Keeping a steady supply of chalk and brushes available for budding artists
- Crafting custom armrests to help seniors sit and stand comfortably
- Creating a commemorative plaque to recognize our partners and supporters
- Hosting events that promote social inclusion in our neighbourhood!
Watch the full story about how the parklet came to life:
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