Westminster Pier Park Overpass and Play Area
With the opening of the fully accessible overpass and ramp from the Downtown Parkade to Westminster Pier Park at Sixth Street, the Parks and Recreation Department is now starting construction of a replacement play area below the structure.

Westminster Pier Park Play Area at Sixth Street

In August, 2020 the Parks and Recreation Department will begin construction of the replacement playground in Westminster Pier Park, located below the new Sixth Street Overpass and Ramp. Building upon the success of the City’s award-winning riverfront park, the renewed play space will complement the recreational experience of existing and future westward expansion of Westminster Pier Park.

Developed through consultation with the community, the renewed playground will improve upon the former play space with flexible spaces and age-specific play zones to create an experientially rich place with diverse play types that accommodate all ages and abilities. The design also capitalizes on the unique opportunities offered by the pedestrian overpass and surrounding inclined walkways, allowing play all year round with much needed weather protection in Westminster Pier Park. The renewed play area is anticipated for completion in late fall/ early winter 2020.

OPEN HOUSE #1 BOARDS

OPEN HOUSE #2 BOARDS

Public consultation for the renewed play area in Westminster Pier Park was completed in March 2020. Subsequently, the Parks and Recreation Department presented the consultation results and preferred design concept to Mayor and Council for endorsement in April 2020. Thank you to everyone who attended the public open houses, pop-up events and/or completed the survey questionnaire!

 

PAST EVENTS

River Market Pop-Up Event #2
Saturday, March 15, 2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
River Market lower level food court, 810 Quayside Drive

Public Open House #3
Thursday, March 5, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
River Market lower level food court, 810 Quayside Drive

A Pop-Up Event at Big Top Toddlers #2
Friday, March 6, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
River Market, 2nd floor, 810 Quayside Drive

Pop-Up Event at Big Top Toddlers #1
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
River Market, 2nd floor, 810 Quayside Drive

Public Open House #1
Tuesday, December 17
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
River Market lower level food court, 810 Quayside Drive

River Market Pop-Up Event #1
Saturday, December 14
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
River Market lower level food court, 810 Quayside Drive

Sixth Street Pedestrian Overpass

The Sixth Street accessible overpass and ramp between Westminster Pier Park and the Front Street Parkade at Sixth Street is now open!

As a result of the opening of the overpass, the pedestrian pathway through the BOSA construction site will be closed starting on on Tuesday, August 4th. Access between Westminster Pier Park and the River Market will be detoured via Columbia Street to Begbie Street. Look for directional wayfinding signs to guide you.

Please note that the east and central stairs leading to the overpass are still under construction and a few temporary measures are in place that will be completed over the coming months.



References

Sixth Street Pedestrian Overpass Report to City Council (March 11, 2019)

660 Quayside Drive Project Page (City)

660 Quayside Drive Project Webpage (Bosa Developments)