Our first parklet! Come take a seat on the corner of Winnipeg Street and Cleveland Avenue and enjoy the views. Providing some much-needed seating in Downtown Squamish, this project uses the space of one parking spot but is big enough for a few groups to use.
This project was made possible by our volunteers and funded by the former Arts Select Committee and United Way of the Lower Mainland.
Brackendale Road Mural
As a part of the Squamish Wind Festival for the Arts in 2020, OurSquamish volunteers painted Brackendale's first road mural on Eagle Run Drive. Road murals act as more than public art, they can also enable traffic-calming and create a sense of "place" in the community.
Situated next to several local businesses, and busier Government Road, the mural is visible for many members of the community. The mural features designs based on public input, such as eagles, salmon, and a unicorn, representing the Brackendale Art Gallery.
OurSquamish partnered with the Squamish Wind Festival once more in 2021 to produce 10 wooden benches that were painted by talented local artists.
Each bench is placed at different bus stops throughout Squamish, providing seating as well as public art.
Getting around town by bike should be as convenient and safe as possible. OurSquamish has worked to create additional bike racks throughout the Downtown area, including a 3-bike corral replacing a parking spot on the corner lot of Pemberton and 2nd Ave, and a single rack outside of Fox & Oak on Cleveland and Main St. More bike racks will be coming in the future!
Five planters filled with edible herbs have been placed around Downtown in front of local businesses. This project was supported by the Downtown Business Improvement Association. The herbs are available for anyone to use and enjoy.
In the Community
Public Spaces Survey
To help direct OurSquamish’s future work, we are seeking feedback from the community about which public spaces are important and how they can be improved. In collaboration with the District of Squamish, we created a survey to gather this information.
Think of it as an opportunity to ‘review’ a public space. Mark the spot on the map then answer a few (six to be precise) questions about the space: What do you like about the space, what could be improved, how often do you use it, etc.
Maybe you've seen them in Junction Park during the Saturday Farmer's Market, or at another event in town already. Our pop-up patios provide bistro tables and chairs where seating is scarce. The seating is not permanent, however, the flexibility of these tables and chairs allows us to add seating in public parks, during community events, and other public spaces.