Ceperley Park is an area within Stanley Park next to Second Beach. It is also frequently called Ceperley Field. It is right behind Second Beach and next to the Second Beach Outdoor Swimming Pool and concession stand. The area is home to a large grass field, 2 large playgrounds, a basketball court, a reservable picnic area, and the Air India Memorial.
Ceperley Park is one of the busiest parts of Stanley Park. Ceperley Park is frequently used as the staging ground for many events, e.g. runs, walks, triathlons, etc., because of the large field. During the summer it is one of Vancouver's favourite picnic areas for families because of it's proximity to the beach, pool, playgrounds, and concession stand. There are some picnic tables that can be used on a first-come, first-serve basis as well as a reservable picnic shelter area which has some cooking facilities.
Ceperley Park is also the location of the Air India Memorial. This is a memorial to the many people who lost their lives on an Air India flight due to terrorism.
Ceperley Park is named after Grace Ceperley who donated money to create the original playground in the park. There is a plaque honouring her located on the side of the building just above the playground. For more information: Grace Ceperley Plaque
There are a number of parking lots near Ceperley Park and some street parking. The closest parking lot is located on the east side of Ceperley Park and is accessible from the Beach Ave entrance to Stanley Park. Also, close to this parking lot is the parking lot for the former Fish House Restaurant. There is also a significant sized parking lot west of Ceperley Park, however to access this parking lot you need to drive all the way around Stanley Park and come down the hill from Prospect Point past the Tea House restaurant so it is a long way to drive to park. There is some street parking along the north side of Ceperley Park and farther along North Lagoon Drive. Note that finding a parking space during sunny summer weekends may be very difficult! For more information about parking and prices, read this: Parking in Stanley Park
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