There are a number of beautiful green spaces throughout Vancouver; however, the incredible rooftop park planned for Oakridge Mall is truly incredible.
For one, there’s nothing like it in the city. Of course, Stanley Park boasts an impressive 1,000 acres of vibrant park space, but it’s a bit of a trek to get to. Conversely, this 9 acre plan fuses the outdoors with commercial space. As a result, visitors need only step outside to immerse themselves in the vibrant layout.
In December, the park board asked the public to weigh in on what they would like to see happen with the space. 610 respondents from within the City of Vancouver answered a series regarding proposed layouts. From here, the board will make a decision based on the preferred concept this summer.
Rooftop Park at Oakridge Mall
The nine acre public park will be the first of its kind in Vancouver, located partially on the roof top of the mall and partially at ground level.
So far, include a unique rooftop public space that could potentially hold concerts and other events. In addition, the space will include a number of areas will enticing features.
Some of these include an interactive water feature, outdoor event pavilion, space for fitness activities, an orchard, and many more. In fact, the park will even include an 800 metre track for running or walking.
Richmond Centre also plans to include plenty of green space in their redevelopment. Specifically, they want to provide grassy areas and trees situated between high-rise buildings. In addition, the impending teardown of the Metropolis at Metrotown envisions more green space in between commercial and residential boulevards.
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