Douglas Park Community Centre
801 22nd Avenue West, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1Z8
From fine arts to athletics, there are recreational facilities and courses for visitors of all ages.
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Profile Last Updated: January 04, 2008
In the middle of the leafy 13-acre Douglas Park, the community centre is hub of neighbourhood activity. The recreational facility started from humble beginnings in 1966 as the Douglas Park Community Hall. It now offers a fitness centre, playground, gymnasium/auditorium, pottery studio, supervised wading pool and youth centre, plus tennis and basketball courts. The centre has extensive programming for adults, seniors, youth, preschool and school-aged children. A Douglas Park Community Association membership is required, but membership is included when you enroll in any program.
There are five rooms, accommodating between five and 50 people, that can be rented for rehearsal spaces, meetings, parties, seminars, banquets and receptions. The 150-person gym is available for dances and live performances. At the fitness centre, visitors can use the treadmill, elliptical trainer, recumbent bike, stationary bikes, stair climbers and weight training equipment. An exercise equipment orientation or personal trainer can be booked for a fee. Fitness programs include Pilates, yoga and osteofit classes for maintaining healthy bones.
Youth programs are available for sports like soccer, volleyball, skateboarding, ultimate, tennis, golf, gymnastics and street hockey. There are also youth leagues for basketball and soccer. Adults can participate in tennis and golf classes as well as martial arts courses like karate, Tae Kwon Do and Tai Chi. Budding artists can learn to paint, make music, dance and throw pottery. The centre operates a variety of summer and day camps focussed on performing arts, science/math, fine arts and outdoor pursuits such as hiking and camping. Every Thursday in the summer, the centre hosts Performance in the Park and a barbeque. Musicians, dancers and other entertainers put on a free evening show in Douglas Park. The annual Sharing Our Wealth festival in September attracts 1,500 to 3,000 visitors. Community businesses and other community groups set up information booths. The festival also features inflatable play structures for the kids, a snack concession and a stage with live bands.
Hours September - June: Monday - Thursday 7:45 am - 10:00 pm Friday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Statutory Holidays CLOSED
Hours July - August: Monday - Thursday 7:45 am - 10:00 pm Friday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Sunday and Statutory Holidays CLOSED