Riley Park Fieldhouse Programming

 

These videos were created by students from Simon Fraser University, School of Interactive Arts and Technology with support from the City Studio Program. Riley Potting Studio is in Riley Park.

The Potting Studio is used to: house garden tools and supplies, host community meetings to discuss food literacy and education programs and facilitate workshops.  

Core Vision: Activities within this space will improve food security, ecological sustainability and community development.

The Riley Park Community Garden is a community space tackling food insecurity  while enhancing community engagement.

The Riley Park Fieldhouse is located at the corner of 32nd and Quebec.   The programming is meant to bring community into a shared space, fostering social connections among community members. 

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House has agreements with the Vancouver Parks Board (VPB) to steward the Potting Studio in the Fieldhouse and the Riley Park Community Garden.

A requirement for our residency in the Fieldhouse is to provide 350 hours of programming each year.  As we are a food security project, the programming is 200 hours on food and garden related topics; and 150 hours of other activities aligned with our core vision.  

Our footprint, for which we are inviting the community to offer programming, is in the Riley Park Community Garden and in the Fieldhouse.  Activities in Riley Park and in the Labyrinth may require permission from the VPB and in some cases, an Event Permit. Note that event permits may take 3-4 months to be approved by the VPB.

The following is our calendar of monthly themes to guide your programming and use ideas:

  • April: Native Plants  
  • May:  Pollinators
  • June: Soil
  • July:  Waterwise gardening and Watersheds
  • August: Tomatoes
  • Sept:   Apples
  • October: Fall Planting

Guidelines

As the organizer for the activity you need to do the following:

  • Complete the Fieldhouse Use Check In Form at the Fieldhouse
  • Submit a Blog and Images to the RPCG blog from our home page rileyparkgarden.org  
  • Be responsible for promoting the workshop (posters/ flyers)
  • Provide details of the workshop for our Webmaster and Social Media volunteers to post on FB, on the Events Calendar and include in the e-newsletter.  Photo release authorization is needed by the VPB.
  • Seek VPB approval if needed before we can post and promote.
  • We recommend that you look at our online Events Calendar to see what might work best for your activity to not conflict with Work Parties and other activities.  
  • Be sure to know of other activities in the park as that helps to promote your activity and increase community participation.  For example, Saturday afternoons after Work Parties and overlapping with the Riley Park Farmers Market are a good time. The Work Parties are 10-12 and the Farmers Market is 10-2 on Saturdays.  Long weekends are not recommended for scheduling an activity.

Please complete the Fieldhouse Workshop Application. Our volunteer will get in touch with you as soon as possible.

 
 

Supporting food literacy education |  Using public spaces for skill development | Creating a hub for discussion, ensuring that the garden green space is community-based | Working with local artists and groups on multicultural art displays and community celebrations.

The Vancouver Park Board's Field House Activation Program provides project space and access to parks to foster community-engaged activity that focuses: arts, culture, sport, environment, local food and social encounters.