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Vancouver residents will help Park Board shape design of iconic waterfront park

July 12 2016

sketch of Creekside Park

The Vancouver Park Board took the first step Monday night towards the creation of a major new waterfront park with the appointment of 12 community members to help shape the future of parks and open spaces in Northeast False Creek (NEFC).

Residents will help design major new waterfront park

The Park Board appointed a 12-member design advisory group last night. The group represents a wide range of  interests from environmental design, outdoor recreation, arts and culture to children, youth and seniors.

Its mandate will be to help shape the design of the long awaited Creekside Park Extension, changes to Andy Livingstone Park and surrounding open space.

Read the staff report recommending the appointment of advisory group members PDF file (50 KB)

“This Park Design Advisory Group will help us realize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a major new waterfront park that supports a variety of activities,” said Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung. “The goal is to make the Creekside Park Extension a destination for residents and tourists to play, gather, be active, and enjoy our beautiful city.”

The advisory group will have an active role in the community engagement around uses for the new park and open spaces. 

Creating more than 13 acres of new park space

The Park Board’s objective is to create at least 13.75 acres of additional park and open space and connect it seamlessly with the waterfront and downtown area through the Creekside Park Extension.

Design work on the new park will begin this fall and the Park Board will present options to the public in the spring of 2017. A final design will go to the board in the fall of 2017.

The City of Vancouver is finalizing the membership of its own Stewardship Group to advise City staff on how to address City Council's 11 guiding principles for planning the NEFC area. This group will work closely with the Park Design Advisory Group through the fall community engagement

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