Photos: Vancouver’s first BMX bike park opens in Vanier Park

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      Vancouver's first BMX and mountain bike park officially opened this morning (October 2).

      It's located in Kitsilano's Vanier Park, near the Burrard Civic Marina and the Burrard Bridge.

      Park board commissioners joined with BMX riders to celebrate the occasion.

      You can follow Stephen Hui on Twitter at twitter.com/stephenhui.

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      Loretta Woodcock

      Oct 3, 2010 at 1:10pm

      Geez I look like a midget. Am I really that small compared to the other commissioners? Loretta

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      JM

      Oct 4, 2010 at 9:09am

      "Green park board commissioner Stuart Mackinnon holds a slice of official opening cake."

      Is there something ironic to see him placing the cake onto Styrofoam plates? Not quite "green"

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      Lethal E

      Oct 4, 2010 at 1:19pm

      Funny, that's the exact spot we petitioned for years to have a skateboard park built. However, we were told time and time again, that the residences were concerned with the potential noise and individuals such a place would attract. Old prejudices die hard.

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      Kenn

      Apr 11, 2011 at 2:43pm

      I think that its good to have a bike park in Van finally and that this is a great location for one. I can see how skate parks can be very loud though, I lived near one in White Rock and you could hear the boards and wheels hitting the concrete all day and night. I think the rubber on the dirt is a lot quieter for the people surrounding the area. I do agree with you on the "individuals such a place would attract", comment. I think such prejudices are very primitive by today's standards.

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      ror

      May 4, 2011 at 9:27pm

      hey is this park still here?

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