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Jericho Beach Park
Park Location
3941 Point Grey Road
(@ Wallace Street)
Neighbourhood
West Point Grey
Area
46.71 hectares
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Recreation Facilities
Baseball DiamondsBaseball Diamonds(x1)
Field HockeyField Hockey(x1)
Rugby FieldsRugby Fields(x1)
Soccer FieldsSoccer Fields(x3)
SoftballSoftball(x1)
Tennis CourtsTennis Courts(x4)
Ultimate FieldsUltimate Fields(x1)
WashroomsWashrooms(x2)
Washroom Information
LocationWinter hoursSummer hoursNotes
Concession/fieldhouseDawn to DuskDawn to DuskCaretaker on site
Service Yard - public exterior attached to service buildingDawn - 11:00 pmDawn - 11:00 pm
About the Park
In the summer, Jericho's immensely popular beaches and sailing club attract people from all over Vancouver who want to experience the sparkling waters of English Bay. The park offers plenty of recreation opportunities during other seasons as well, from tennis and field sports to bird-watching opportunities, picnic areas and plenty of trails and paths along the water and through the forested areas. In winter the quiet solitude of the beach provides views of snow-capped North Shore mountains. A major restoration of the beach in 2013 including removal of the Jericho Marginal Wharf has restored nature to the water's edge.
History
Known for its naturally sandy beaches this park combines high activity choices with naturally treed copses and ponds. Before the arrival of European settlers this area was home to a native village called Ee'yullmough. Later in the 1860s a logging camp under the auspices of Jeremiah Rogers took hold here. Known as 'Jerry's Cove', the name evolved into the now familiar 'Jericho'. This once was the site of Vancouver's first golf course but was commandeered by the National Department of Defence in 1919 for a seaplane base with numerous hangars lining the shoreline. Turned over to the Park Board in the early 1970s, all but a handful of the buildings were demolished as the park took shape. The eastern section of the beach caters to swimmers and to the west the Jericho Sailing Association provides access to sailboats and windsurfers.

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