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Strathcona Park
Park Location
857 Malkin Avenue
(@ Hawks Avenue)
Neighbourhood
Strathcona
Area
10.07 hectares
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Recreation Facilities
Baseball DiamondsBaseball Diamonds(x1)
Basketball CourtsBasketball Courts(x1)
Field HousesField Houses(x1)
Running TracksRunning Tracks(x1)
Soccer FieldsSoccer Fields(x4)
SoftballSoftball(x2)
Tennis CourtsTennis Courts(x4)
WashroomsWashrooms(x1)
Washroom Information
LocationWinter hoursSummer hoursNotes
South side, fieldhouseDawn to DuskDawn to Dusk
About the Park
This unique park offers much to its visitors, from skatepark and climbing wall (both added during park restorations in 2004), to community gardens and sports fields. The heart of the park is a charming place to rest or play, while the community gardens and pathways that line the perimeter make for a pleasant stroll.
History
Originally known as False Creek Park (it was situated on what was called False Creek Flats) this site had been the city dump whose horrible smell called for its close in 1939. It was covered in with fill from city owned lots in the Hastings East area. The park was finally seeded in 1947 with drainage, trees and shrubs following the next year.

In 1976 a link was created between False Creek Park and MacLean Park – it was named Strathcona Linear Park and False Creek Park was changed to Strathcona Park, named for the surrounding neighbourhood.

The Strathcona neighbourhood takes its name from Lord Strathcona, formerly Sir Donald A. Smith, who drove the last spike completing the first transcontinental railway at Craigellachie, British Columbia. He later became Canadian High Commissioner in London.

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