Waterfront Park Project
Construction is now underway on the new waterfront park, which is part of the redevelopment of an old Boise-Cascade mill site along the Columbia River just west of the former Red Lion Inn at The Quay.
The first phase of construction, which started in summer 2016, will build the iconic Grant Street pier. Phase 2, which will begin construction in January 2017, will build most of the remaining park elements, including the extension of the Waterfront Renaissance Trail, open lawn, a play area, urban beach, basalt steps and seating areas and other typical park furnishings.
The 7.3-acre waterfront park is part of a 32-acre, high density, mixed use urban redevelopment project that will include office space, retail space and residential units.
The park will integrate public open spaces with a more natural river edge, park landscapes and the dynamic opportunities of the adjacent urban development. The design incorporates the fluctuating character of the Columbia River, the site’s cultural history, and public art. Year-round access, flexible spaces for activities and events, and a unique experience will capture the imagination of every visitor.
The Vancouver Waterfront Park is an investment in our future, connecting you to your new park and future jobs, housing and retail. It will also help reconnect our downtown to the nearby water; and our historic past to our bright future.
Reconnecting to the WaterfrontWork is now underway to reconnect downtown Vancouver with the Columbia River waterfront - access that has been blocked for over 100 years. Work includes the 35-acre private waterfront development project, the Port of Vancouver's Terminal 1 project and a 7-acre waterfront park.