Green space is a crucial part of every city. Green space is one of the reasons Vancouver is the most beautiful city in the world!
Green space increases property value, tourism, social interaction, community-mindedness, and aesthetic pleasure. Green space attracts businesses, as it is proven that business prefers to locate in communities with an abundance of open space and pedestrian-friendly areas. Green space provides stress relief, benefitting community members both emotionally and psychologically. Green space also delivers environmental education and increases environmental awareness to both children and adults.
Runners, cyclists, dog owners, and people on their way to businesses and shops on Fourth Avenue, Broadway, Burrard and Granville Island all benefit from the green space of Cypress Community Garden beside the Arbutus Corridor on 6th Avenue. What is particularly important about this area is that a multi-generational community including children and seniors has participated in and benefited from our community garden’s effort to cultivate and beautify this area.
Green spaces such as Award-Winning Cypress Community Garden beside the Arbutus Corridor unify Vancouver and provide much-needed pedestrian-oriented connections within the City.
We need your support! Please let our City officials know that we need green space along the Arbutus Corridor at 6th Avenue (the location of both Cypress and Maple Community Gardens) to keep our urban area livable. Please voice your concern! Email the Mayor and Council at: and ask them to preserve this area as green space, not just for another few months, but for many years to come!