McKay Street Park

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McKay Street Park

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McKay Street Park

Prince Rupert, British Columbia

The McKay Street Park Masterplan is a vision to transform a currently underutilized public park into a vital community hub that celebrates local environment and cultures while supporting community resilience and sustainability.

The community betterment organization Transition Prince Rupert has led an effort to revitalize the park. With the largest subsidized housing in the town directly adjacent, a currently underserved population will gain access to the new amenities. Neighbors have participated in a series of workshops to determine what they would most like included in the plans, and to make sure that the community is invested in the final design.

Planned amenities include: a covered basketball pavilion, expanded community garden plots, a covered skate park, sheltered picnic areas, a fenced dog park, and a cultural center. The grounds of the park will feature native and food bearing plant species, boulder and log natural play structures, a network of covered pathways, and ample site lighting. Rain water will be collected and displayed in raingardens, alternative energy sources will be utilized, and easy access to bike/pedestrian/bus transportation is provided.

Design team: Led by The City Repair Project with design by Communitecture and Caitlin Pope Daum Landscape Architecture

All perspective sketches courtesy of Communitecture


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