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Rupert Park
Park Location
1600 Rupert Street
(@ E 1st Avenue)
Neighbourhood
Hastings-Sunrise
Area
11.43 hectares
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Recreation Facilities
Field HousesField Houses(x1)
Football FieldsFootball Fields(x1)
Rugby FieldsRugby Fields(x1)
Soccer FieldsSoccer Fields(x1)
SoftballSoftball(x1)
Tennis CourtsTennis Courts(x4)
WashroomsWashrooms(x2)
Washroom Information
LocationWinter hoursSummer hoursNotes
Pitch & Putt (north side)Dawn to DuskDawn to Dusk
South side, fieldhouseDawn to DuskDawn to DuskCaretaker on site
About the Park
Rupert’s attractive, open views create a wonderful setting for walking or playing in one of the sport fields. There is plenty of space for children’s play and picnics in the upper half of the park; or, slip through the trees on paths that open up to the ponds and rolling greens of the pitch ‘n’ putt.
History
Once destined for a shopping mall this uniquely located park was set aside for the public’s enjoyment in 1965. Thankfully, a dedicated Vancouver Park Board and a diligent community convinced City Council that the east side of the city needed parkland more than a shopping facility. Rupert Park was officially named in January 1967 and opened as the Park Board’s third pitch & putt golf course in 1971. Its main distraction was a major highway bisecting its rolling greenswards.

In 1995 the park was completely refurbished and the road removed making the property whole once again. New fields, a renovated golf course and redesigned fieldhouse plus a perimeter pathway give this neighbourhood park a multifaceted feel.

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