Langara Park

Rethinking Urban Golf Courses

Kelly Kang

Susan Herrington Kees Lokman

The Langara Park project explores how public golf courses could be transformed to provide more equitable access to green space and create a more resilient and adaptable city. 

The site is currently the Langara Golf Course, one of the three city-run eighteen-hole golf courses in Vancouver, Canada. It is located east of the Cambie Corridor/ Street, and within a five-minute walking distance from the Langara-49 Avenue skytrain station. With an ambitious Cambie Corridor Plan, the City of Vancouver is planning to double the population and add over 30,000 new homes in the corridor in the next 30 years. Instead of a golf course that only serves a privileged few, Langara Park promotes sustainable water management practices by bringing back the natural stream, celebrating Vancouver’s unique history and culture, and connecting people to local food, plants, and artists.

golf course or park?

Golf Course or Park?

context plan

Site Context

design principles

Design Principles

site plan

Site Plan

the pond

The Pond

public market section

public market and creative hub

water feature section

Water Plaza

market section wipmarket sketch