Always bursting with activity, Grandview Park is often the site of community activities, from picnics and plays to festivals and concerts. In 2011, the park was upgraded with a new playground, pathways, stage, sport court, field house with accessible washrooms, lawns, gardens and restored cenotaph area.
The informal seating along Commercial Drive is well used. The park now has a large open grass area, and beautiful maple trees have been maintained and will continue to provide shade for the renewed park.
The playground has several fun features, including a very large boulder that allows children to climb up one side and down into a net on the other; a log 'table' which comes from a 537-year-old cedar tree that blew down in Stanley Park; and a sandbox with water.
The sport court was built specifically to bike polo specifications—the first one in Vancouver—so enthusiasts now have a court that truly facilitates their sport.