Why buy a house in Vancouver East?
You don't need to drive all the way to Kits to enjoy a huge grassy park with water views. New Brighton Park is just across the street from Playland/PNE.
This park has a beautiful view of the mountains and the Burrard Inlet. What I love about this place is that it makes me feel as if it isn't 2012. It's a mix of the new and old coming together to provide a comfortable place to read or think. You'll see modern facilities such as a playground, swimming pool and tennis courts, while tug boats and old style cargo trains pass by. Enjoy a picnic or let your dogs run free in the off-leash areas any day of the week here.
Vancouver's largest urban parks
Hastings Park now has more unique features than ever!
There's lots to enjoy and discover: recreational activities, park spaces, gardens, playground, and sport fields, mixed with an amusement park, horse race trace, and large sport and entertainment venues.
What to do
There are many ways to play in Hastings Park. Choose from activities for all ages, whatever your pace:
- Play soccer on the fields and run the track at Empire Fields.
- Get your adrenaline pumping in Plateau Sports park with Parkour, bike skills, beach volleyball, and more.
- Bike and walk the greenways throughout Hastings Park.
- Skateboard at one of two skate parks.
Use our track and field at Empire Fields
Empire Fields features:
- Two full-sized synthetic turf soccer fields for community use
- Warm-up area
- Spectator seating
- A 560 m track with rubberized surface for walking and running
Sports and recreation at Plateau Sports Park
Find diverse activities for all ages at Plateau Sports Park, including:
- Beach volleyball
- Outdoor fitness equipment
- Table tennis (ping pong)
- Bike skills park
Bike and walk our greenways
With more than 6 ha of land in Hastings Park, we have integrated a network of pedestrian and cycling trails around the park.
These paths connect to pedestrian and bicycle routes to the neighbourhood and city bike routes, making it easy to get to and around the park.
Hastings Skatepark and Leeside Skatepark
Hastings Skatepark, also called Hastings Bowl, is located at Renfrew and Pandora streets, two blocks north of Hastings Street.
The concrete skatepark has three winding connected bowls ranging from 1.5 m to 3.5 m (5' to 11') deep, plus a separate street course with plenty of coped ledges and wall rides.
Leeside Skatepark, also called Leeside Tunnel, is located in a former transit tunnel under the Cassiar Connector at the corner of Hastings Street and Highway 1 eastbound.