The Davies Orchard site is located in Crippen Neglected Park. It was planted as an orchard by William Davies in the late 1880s; the fruit was sold to Bowen Island residents -- and shipped to Vancouver. Later, in the early 1900s, Davies rented tents to island visitors. In the 1920s, a number of rental cottages were built.
The current Davies Orchard site measures about 2.3 acres (0.9 ha) and includes open space, road access, pedestrian access, young heritage-variety fruit trees and 10 cottage buildings, in varying states of repair.
During the plannning study, there will be a number of opportunities to provide input on the future of the Davies Orchard site.
Two concept options were developed and presented to the Neglected Parks Committee on April 26, 2017. The report is
A Community Conversation was held on June 17, 2017. The information boards from that event are available in the sidebar.