Play Area for Eileen Colbert Home, Vancouver, British Columbia (1968-1969)
Dates of creation
Level of archival description
Extent and Medium
13 drawings (including 9 reprographic copies)
0.01 l.m. of textual records
Scope and Content
Project series documents Cornelia Hahn Oberlander's play areas and garden project for Eileen Colbert Home located at the corner of 18th Avenue and Kaslo Street, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Cornelia Hahn Oberlander developed this project for the Vancouver Children's Aid Society between 1968 and 1969. Oberlander's design included a vegetable garden and a sand playground area for young children at the back of the building. A larger play area situated at the southwest corner of the site included a treehouse, a mound with a slide, a waterfall and a canal, and central space with play elements.
The project series contains design development drawings, including elevations, sections and details for playground structures, site plans and planting plans, working drawings including grading and irrigation plans, and a bird's eye view of the play area. The project series also includes two copies of the specifications.