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Ceperley [playground] subway

Item is an architectural drawing depicting the design of the road underpass and Stanley Park Drive bridge adjacent to the Ceperley Park playground in Stanley Park. The drawing depicts plans, sections, a rendering of the bridge and a materials schedule.

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City parks : plans and development register

Series consists of a register containing the following information on over 100 Vancouver parks: street location, legal description, existence of playground apparatus and field games. A small ink on vellum plan of each park is also included. The parks are listed in alphabetical order.
Note: Stanley Park is not included in the Register.

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Housekeeping subject files

Subseries consists of files created or received by the Administration Division (file blocks 100-183), Finance Division (file blocks 300-471) and Personnel Division (file blocks 500-551). Some of the files include reports circulated at Board meetings.

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Kitsilano Park pool

File consists of architectural drawings depicting the design of various elements of the Kitsilano Beach pool complex, including public washrooms, bleachers, steps, and the pool itself.

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Park Board - Board Committee minutes

Series consists of minutes of various committees struck by the Park Board. The committees include Park Sites, Finance, Works, Utilities, Sports, Music, Theatre, Public Relations, Community Buildings, as well as Special Committees to investigate specific matters. The series is arranged chronologically.

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Park Board central registry files

Series consists of records created by several divisions of the Park Board and maintained by the Board's central registry. Series contains various committee records, including minutes; administrative and financial records; files relating to specific parks (Operational location files series); and subject files pertaining to property acquisition and development, recreational facilities, beaches and marinas, and sports and other recreational programs. Arranged into four subseries: Housekeeping subject files, Operational location files, Operational subject files and Reports to the Board of Parks and Recreation files.

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Park Board correspondence

Series consists of correspondence and reports of the Park Board and represents various administrative offices which made up the Board. Records are arranged by accrual and within each accrual, chronologically.

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Park Board payroll files

Series consists primarily of payroll records relating to unemployed relief work projects sponsored by the Park Board during the Depression. There are listings of the men hired and wages paid, as well as budget figures for various projects.

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Park Board photographs

Series consists of photographs of downtown Vancouver, local areas within the city, parks, community centres, beaches, activities such as swimming, golfing, tennis, lawn bowling, skating, landscaping and gardening and the Stanley Park Zoo. Also depicted are Park Board offices, employees and Park Board Commissioners. Series contains two subseries: Slides, and Facilities development files.

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Park Board site subject files

Series consists primarily of correspondence, but also includes minutes and budget information pertaining to the administration of Central Park, Aquarium, Civic Theatres, Queen Elizabeth Park, and the Seawall. The series is arranged by site.

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Sunset Park nursery buildings

File consists of architectural drawings for three projects: construction of a cottage (1931), an adjacent greenhouse and potting shed (1931), and another greenhouse (1937) at the Park Board nursery at Sunset Park. Drawings depict plans, elevations, sections and details of the three buildings.

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Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation fonds

  • VPK
  • Fonds
  • 1888-2001

Fonds consists of the following record series, all related to parks and recreation administration functions and listed by creating offices to the divisional level.
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation
----Accounting ledgers, 1958-1969, series 67
----Analysis ledgers, 1912-1952, series 91
----Annual reports, 1911-2001, series 609
----Architectural and landscape plans, 1912-1988, series 98
----Board minutes, 1888-1987, series 76
----Board minutes indexes, 1892-1913, 1928-1975, series 77
----Buildings and insurance record, 1933, series 96
----Central Registry files, 1973-1987, series 93
----City parks: plans and development, 193-?, series 497
----Committee minutes, 1912-1961, series 64
----Comptroller's subject files, 1924-1980, series 84
----Correspondence, 1904-1967, series 81
----Correspondence registers, 1915-1918, 1964-1972, series 80
----Detail ledgers, 1952-1959, series 90
----Disbursement ledgers, 1913-1930, series 92
----General ledgers, 1910-1970, series 89
----Journals, 1912-1948, series 100
----Legal agreements and expense reports, 1896-1958, series 88
----Miscellaneous ledgers, 1912-1963, series 173
----Miscellaneous personnel records, 1913-1932, series 99
----Moving images, 1930-1980, series 652
----Newsclippings and photographs, 1911-1957, series 97
----Notes to Board minutes, 1916-1965, series 78
----Payroll files, 1930-1951, series 94
----Photographs, ca.1910-1972, series 625
----Publications in City Publications Collection, 1915-1997, series 608
----Receipt book, 1929-1974, series 68
----Records of Park Board police badges, 1929-1934, series 95
----Safety Committee minutes, 1970-1972, series 66
----Site subject files, 1913, 1950-1971, series 65
----Supervisor of City Beaches and Pools' subject files, 1945-1970, series 83
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Administrative and Revenue Services Division
----Director's Board meeting agendas, 1964-1974, series 79
----Director's operational subject files, 1979-1986, series 18
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Operations and Maintenance Division
----Director's subject files, 1967-1976, series 87
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Planning Division
----Facilities development photograph albums, 1985-1989, series 624
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Recreation Division
----Director's subject files, 1970-1976, series 86
----Slides, 1950-198-?, series 281
--Vancouver (B.C.). Board of Parks and Recreation. Superintendent
----Outward correspondence, 1937-1940, series 85
----Subject files, 1970-1976, series 82

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