Clark Park east playground
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Clark Park east playground renewal

The Vancouver Park Board is upgrading the east playground in Clark Park. The current playground needs renewing due to its age and condition.

We'll develop and refine a playground concept in 2017 with input from the community and key stakeholders.

The construction schedule and phasing will depend on funding.

What's happening

Questionnaire: Thank you for sharing your vision

We would like to thank all those who took part in our open house and online questionnaire. The design constultant will now refine the design concept based on feedback you provided.

Timeline

Here is our progress and planned steps to rebuild the playground.

  • Spring 2016

    Gathering community feedback

    • We reached out to the community in an online questionnaire to determine what should happen to the east playground site.
  • Summer/fall 2016

    Partnering with the community

    • With support from us, Stratford Hall School launched a fundraising campaign to raise money for a new playground.
  • October 2016

    Project begins

    • We hired an external consultant to lead the conceptual design process.
  • December 2016

    Public open house

  • Winter/spring 2017

    Design development

  • We are here
  • Summer 2017

    Construction begins and existing playground closed (pending funding)

Past updates

Summer and fall 2016

We held an open house on December 6 for you to view the preliminary design plans for the playground. We asked for your feedback at the event and in an online questionnaire (December 6 to January 7, 2017). A total of 210 respondents completed the questionnaire. The consultation summary below provides an overview of feedback from community members on their preferred options and what they'd like to see in the new playground. Thank you to everyone who provided feedback!

Through the initial public outreach process, Stratford Hall External website, an independent school located across from the park, offered to raise the money for a new playground. Over the summer and fall, the school has been reaching out to the students and community, with the goal to raise $250,000 for a new public playground.

Spring 2016

The Park Board proposed to remove the east playground due to its age and condition, and safety concerns. We asked you to provide feedback about potential options for the site in an online questionnaire, which ran from March 15 to April 10, 2016. The results indicated that the majority of respondents would like to see a new playground replace the structure if it is removed.

Read the consultation summary PDF file (690 KB)

Contact the project team

Amy Gore
Landscape Architect

amy.gore@vancouver.ca