17 May 2016
Park Board approves contract for new parks in south east Vancouver
The Vancouver Park Board has approved the design contract for four new parks in the south east corner of the city. Totaling 7.8 acres, the parks are part of the Park Board’s commitment to create 25 acres of new parks and green space in the East Fraser Lands.
The parks included in this contract will link up to trails along the Fraser River and create ecological connections to Everett Crowley Park and Fraserview Golf Course to the north.
“These new parks will enrich the entire community in and around the East Fraser Lands, an area currently undergoing considerable urban development,” says Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung. “The greenway portion along the Fraser River will support our BiodiversityStrategy by enhancing access to nature for residents and increasing habitat for local birds and wildlife.”
Together, the four parks will also create a network of open spaces for the neighbourhood and could include features such as plazas, play areas, ecological spaces, greenways and lawns.
Funding for the design work comes from the 2015-2018 Capital Plan, specifically through Development Cost Levy (DCL) contributions.
Design work will take place through 2016 and 2017 and construction is scheduled to begin in 2018.
For more information on the design contract, please refer to the EastFraser Lands Consultant Contract report.
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