Aerial view of East Fraser Lands, highlighting the eight acres of parks currently being designed and built

East Fraser Lands (EFL) parks

East Fraser Lands (EFL) is being developed by Wesgroup to house up to 12,000 new residents in the coming decades. 

To compliment this development, the Vancouver Park Board is committed to designing and constructing 25.2 acres (10.2 ha) of parks within the community – approximately 20% of the land area.

In 2016, the Park Board hired Space-2-Place as the landscape architecture consultant tasked with leading the design of eight acres in the western third of EFL. The design and community engagement will take place between 2016 and 2018 in advance of construction that will take place in 2018 and 2019. The parks that we will be developing in this time-frame include:

  • Foreshore Park
  • Kinross Park
  • Neighbourhood Park South

What's happening?

Attend our open house

Join us at the River District Farmer’s Market External website on September 9 to review the preferred concept.

In the meantime, Park Board, Engineering, and Planning staff are working to further explore strategies related to flood protection and future sea-level-rise. These strategies will impact the configuration of the parks. 

Past updates

October 2016

We held an open house on October 15 for you to learn about:

  • Project process and background information
  • Draft design principles and site analysis
  • Concept design options
  • Ideas for things to do, see, and experience in the parks
  • Precedent imagery ideas

View the open house information displays  (10 MB)

As well, we asked what you thought about the draft principles and design options for the parks in an online questionnaire from October 14 to 31. Thank you to everyone who participated.

Read the feedback summary  (675 KB)

Project timeline

Here is our process and anticipated milestones.

  • 2004-2015

    Develop East Fraser Land design guidelines through design workshops, public events, and work by staff and consultant teams

  • 2010-2012

    Build Neighbourhood Park North

  • October 2016

    Invite your feedback on the preliminary design concepts at an open house and online survey

  • We are here
  • Fall 2016

    Develop the preferred concept

  • Winter 2017

    Invite your feedback on the preferred design concept at an open house and online survey

  • 2017

    Prepare construction drawings and specifications based on the preferred concept

  • 2018-2019

    Build the parks

Contact us

Joe McLeod
Landscape Architect

joe.mcleod@vancouver.ca

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