Recognizing a Need
Believing that something special happens when we get together, the ownership team of the Esther Short Building recognized that they each valued their involvement in community organizations and wanted to provide a way to foster connections. They also saw a need for spaces in the downtown area in which organizations and non-profit groups could meet. Incorporating a community room into the design of the renovation was the logical solution, especially given the building’s proximity to the heart of downtown Vancouver, Esther Short Park, and City Hall.
Developing a Solution
The West Park Community Room offers a unique venue for events and meetings. The design of the space focuses on creating an attractive and professional setting through tasteful décor including wood paneling, quartz countertops, and decorative wall coverings. A full sliding glass wall opens to a landscaped and furnished private courtyard with seating, a fire pit, and a water feature.
Ideal for small to mid-sized groups, the room can accommodate a variety of configurations and contains technology for multi-media presentations and space for food preparation and presentation. The room has been utilized for a variety of events including trainings, team building events, board meetings, evening receptions, presentations, and social events.
The community room is available for reduced rates to non-profit and community service groups when not in use by others. The intent is to provide a low-cost meeting space for organizations connected with educational, cultural, civic, social or recreational activities, and whose purpose is for advancement of the community.
For more information, or to contact someone about scheduling the room, please visit the West Park Community Room website at westparkcommunityroom.com