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Old Posted Jan 18, 2020, 12:29 AM
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The Metro Vancouver Park Thread

Figure we need a new thread for this, not just General Discussion. Anyways:

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Vancouver park board eyes planning Queen Elizabeth Park's future

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The Vancouver park board will consider developing a master plan for Queen Elizabeth Park.

The major public space, known for its mountain views and gardens, hasn’t changed much in decades, even as the surrounding Cambie Corridor area has experienced an explosion of townhouse and condo construction, and there will be more population growth in years ahead.

City staff are asking park board chair and commissioners to consider putting together a team that would, starting in mid-2020, begin talking to the public and outline future needs of the park.

In a letter to the park board for its meeting next week, board general manager Malcolm Bromley wrote about “significant changes to the Cambie Corridor, including the opening of the Canada Line in 2009 and the subsequent rezoning and densification of surrounding neighbourhoods.

“The majority of new and anticipated development around Queen Elizabeth Park consists of multi-unit residential buildings with little or no access to their own outdoor spaces,” he said.

Queen Elizabeth Park “needs to adapt and respond to an ever-changing context and consider how it will serve a rapidly growing neighbourhood of new and local park users.”

“I think it’s a great idea. The park has developed in sections over time,” said park board commissioner John Coupar, who has long been involved with the park’s Bloedel Conservatory. “I think there’s a lot to think about. There’s no children’s playground, for example, which is a little odd.....”
Also, the Smithe & Richards Park has started construction.
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Stream restoration in Kitsilano up for approval:

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Vancouver Park Board to revive Kitsilano creek that flows into English Bay

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The decades-long plan of daylighting the historical creek that once flowed through Tatlow Park and Volunteer Park in the Kitsilano neighbourhood is expected to be approved by the Vancouver Park Board next week.

Next week in a public meeting, Park Board commissioners will review the conceptual design of a restored natural creek that flows and empties out into English Bay.

Like most other streams that once flowed through Vancouver, at some point during the city’s early development, the stream through this area was buried, with only a small segment in Tatlow Park — south of Point Grey Road — retained.....
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Very cool proposal. Looks like there are some natural environmental benefits that come from it as well as providing new landscape features for the general public.
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Planning set to begin on new 6-acre park in Southeast False Creek

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A decade after Southeast False Creek’s (SEFC) first public parks were constructed as part of the Olympic Village, the Vancouver Park Board is making the first steps to realize one of the area plan’s largest new post-2010 public space components, in an area located south of Science World.

Park Board commissioners on Tuesday evening are expected to approve a contract award to landscape architectural firm Space2place Design Inc. for work that involves drafting a conceptual public park plan and leading early public engagement...
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