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Fieldhouse- Memorial Park South

Photo Credit: Christine Leviczky Riek

Address

5955 Ross St, Vancouver BC

Neighbourhood

Sunset

Type

Mixed Use

Protection

D

Significance

A

Description

Originally known as Wilson Park (West 41st Avenue was known as Wilson Road at the time) this site was acquired by tax sales and was part of the South Vancouver Municipality before the City was amalgamated in 1929. Municipal Engineer E. Dundas Todd designed the park as a memorial to soldiers who perished in World War I. Vancouver’s first Cenotaph, located at South Vancouver Municipal Hall was relocated to the park later on November 11, 1939. The new park was officially opened on May 22, 1926.

Source

City of Vancouver Heritage Plaque Program, COV Park Finder website app