Hinge Park Vancouver

Image by Pamela Olmstead

Hinge Park – Creekside wetland and play area

Hinge Park is one of the newest parks in Vancouver, created during the redevelopment of False Creek for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The seawall runs through it and it’s only a few steps from the bakeries and brew pubs in Olympic Village.

This little park features a rainwater wetland with native plants and a swampy little stream. A pathway runs through the park, criss-crossing the stream, over hills and bridges, and even through a rusty, hollow submarine. It’s an off-leash area, so there are lots of kids and dogs running up and down the path, to the playground at the end, with a great view of False Creek.

The park is often the location for large-scale public art installations, most often focused on sustainability or human rights and diversity.

A section of the park juts out into the water, forming a tiny, land-tied island, affectionately called “Beer Island” by locals who sneak a drink there after dark. A pathway leads across the water and around it, giving an intimate, quiet view of passing boats and Aquabusses, glittering glass towers and BC Place across the water.

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Details about this spot

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Address

215 W 1st Avenue, Vancouver

Opening Times

Sunrise - sunset daily

Price

Free
Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)