is located in the Riley Park-Little Mountain
neighbourhood of Vancouver
, British Columbia
. It is located immediately north of Queen Elizabeth Park
and west of Riley Park
Next to Hillcrest Park is the site containing Nat Bailey Stadium
, home of the Vancouver Canadians
baseball team; the Millennium Sports Centre
, home to both the Phoenix Gymnastics Club and the Pacific Indoor Bowls Club; and the Vancouver Racquets Club.
The little league Little Mountain Baseball has its ballpark and clubhouse in Hillcrest Park. They also use ballparks at Riley Park for the younger age groups. In addition, there are two larger diamonds used by Vancouver Community Baseball. During the soccer season the ballparks are converted to be used as soccer fields by various competitive and recreational leagues.
Hillcrest Park also is home to the Vancouver Curling Club
. It is currently on the south-west corner of the park in a small building, and has only 5 sheets. With the 2010 Winter Olympics
coming to Vancouver the club will be getting a new, expanded facility, called the Vancouver Olympic/Paralympic Centre
, next door to the Millennium Sports Centre. The new facility will house a new community centre, library, ice rink, curling arena, and the Percy Norman Aquatic Centre. Construction of the arena started in March 2007 and was mostly completed by February 2009. The aquatics portion of the building will not be completed until spring of 2009, and the final renovations to finish the community... Read More