November 19 community planting event: add colour to your park
Join us at the new pop-up park from 9:00am to 1:00pm (drop by anytime) as we create a pollinator garden with over 1,500 plants to help support bees and butterflies in the neighbourhood.
Be prepared: Rain or shine: Please dress accordingly. Warm goodies and gloves will be available on-site (or you can bring your own).
Register to participate: Let us know by Thursday, November 17 if you're attending. Include your name and the number of people joining you.
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Workers were on site building the new park. Signs were posted on site inviting the community to help with finishing touches and installation of plants during a park opening event.
The mural was underway at this time. This huge pollinator themed mural will brighten up the park and ensure we have bees in the park even in the winter.
Photo by PUBLIC Design
A pollinator blend placed along the edge of the site in the fall had been attracting bees and butterflies. While this particular blend will not be used in the park, keep an eye out for this successful pollinator blend along the new Arbutus Greenway.
We presented the revised concept to the Park Board commissioners at the March 7 committee meeting and received unanimous approval to proceed with the park design. We'll work out details over the next few weeks are hope to start building the park this summer.
We made changes to the park design based on your feedback in the questionnaire. Thank you to the 202 people who responded.
Most of the people who replied live in the Burrard Slopes neighbourhood (51%) or visit the area occasionally (37%).
38% said they really liked the concept plan, 48% liked it, and only 14% had neutral or negative opinions.
We heard requests for:
- Additional seating
- Space for community gardens and food production
- Lighting to safety at night
- Drinking water
- Bike racks
August – September 2015
We conducted an online questionnaire to ask you what you thought about the concept design from August 17 to September 15. Your input will help us refine the concpet and develop a final plan. Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts. We're now analyzing your feedback and will update you soon.