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Park Board approves contract for new parks in southeast Vancouver

May 17 2016

East Fraser land concept drawing

The Vancouver Park Board has approved the design contract for four new parks in the southeast corner of the city.

Linking trails and creating ecological connections

Totalling 7.8 acres, the parks are part of our commitment to create 25 acres of new parks and green space in the East Fraser Lands. 

The parks included in this contract will link with trails along the Fraser River and create ecological connections to Everett Crowley Park and Fraserview Golf Course to the north.

Supporting our Biodiversity Strategy

“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 Biodiversity Strategy 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
  • Lawns

Funding

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.

Learn more in our Park Board report "East Fraser Lands Consultant Contract" PDF file (60 KB)