The PNE has been a proud member of the Hastings Sunrise Community for 105 years, and boy have we seen the neighbourhood change! It seems that every day there is a new trendy restaurant or artisan cafe popping up and new families moving into this ever evolving, but always vibrant community.
We strive to not only produce attractions that all of Greater Vancouver can enjoy, but also events for our neighbours including a Farmers’ Market, annual Community Day at Playland and a Community BBQ. We’re also proud to host and support the events and initiatives of local community groups including this weekend’s LightWaterDrums lantern festival, community park walks, a Terry Fox Run for the local schools, an Easter egg hunt, the Learn to Fish Programs in the Sanctuary and numerous local conferences, workshops and festivals.
The 2014 Winter Farmers’ Market ran every Sunday throughout October and November here at Hastings Park. We are excited to announce that the market will return this spring, fall and winter! More details to come!
Did you know that you could learn about fish identification, conservation, safety, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging, casting and enjoy an hour of hands on fishing at the Sanctuary? The program starts up again March 14.
We are proud to once again host LightWaterDrums this Saturday, January 24, from 5:30-9pm. Come out to the free lantern festival and celebrate the beauty of the dark and wet winters of Vancouver.
At the launch of summer, we host a free Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood BBQ to bring the community together in the beautiful garden’s and parks here at Hastings Park.
Since 2012 we have hosted a Hastings Little League day at Playland. $10 from every ticket sold on the day is donated to help the league in hosting the 2016 Little League Canadian National Tournament. In total $67,380 has been raised.
We are happy to support our community’s events and festivals. In events like the community Bike Fest we provided waste stations, bike racks, clean-up crews and administrative support.
As we move forward with Hastings Park permanently being our home we will continue to grow our connection with the local community with continuing to build our programs and outreach. Check out all of our Community Relations initiatives and for local residents, make sure you’re signed up to receive our community e-newsletter to keep up with what’s happening here at Hastings Park.
With over 114 acres of space, the PNE has made a continuous effort to create green space for local residents and visitors to enjoy, even when The Fair or Playland isn’t open. Consisting of The Sanctuary, Momiji Gardens, the Italian Gardens and soon – Creekway Park, there is plenty of landscaped space to enjoy this summer at Hastings Park. Where’s the best spot for a summer stroll? Here are your options:
Over 130 species of bird flock to The Sanctuary including ducks and herons, making it a great spot for bird-watching. As turtles and trout also call the sprawling pond home, there is plenty to see in this beautiful escape from urban streets. With walking paths and shaded green space containing many native perennial plants, the gardens and surrounding landscape offers a glimpse of the best of BC.
Filled with beautiful Japanese Maples, babbling brooks and references to Asian symbols and culture, the Momiji Garden commemorates the historic internment of the Japanese people. Collaboration between the PNE and Japanese groups allow this garden to maintain its beauty year-round and provides a peaceful spot for reflection.
Offering a play space for children and many Italian plants, the Italian Gardens are the perfect place for a family picnic. Surrounded by Italian Cypress trees, lilac trees and prehistoric Gunnera plants, this garden provides beautiful green space for neighbours and visitors to enjoy.