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Renfrew Ravine and Renfrew Community Parks Master Plan implementation

Rehabilitation will enhance the ecology of  Renfrew Community Park

The Vancouver Park Board is reviewing the 2013 Master Plan to identify features to implement in the first phase of renewing Renfrew Ravine Park and Renfrew Community Park.

The Master Plan considered opportunities to:

  • Increase recreational and educational opportunities for the public
  • Preserve and enhance the ecology of the parks, ravine, and Still Creek

Still Creek is the longest remaining visible creek in Vancouver and part of a larger City of Vancouver rehabilitation project. Nearly 1 km of Still Creek is visible through both parks.

Renfrew Ravine Park is the only park in Vancouver with a creek in a natural ravine. The park is 6 hectares and located north of the 29th Avenue Skytrain Station and south of East 22nd Avenue.

The neighbouring Renfrew Community Park is 5 hectares and home to Renfrew Community Centre and Renfrew Branch of the Vancouver Public Library.

Recent developments

Park enhancement

March 2016 - We are currently reviewing the recommendations in the master plan to identify features that will be included in the 2016/2017 renewal. We will complete detailed designs this year anticipating the renewals will be implemented in 2017. To receive regular updates about the contemplated park renewals, email renfrewpark@vancouver.ca.

February 2016 - As part of our ongoing enhancements, we will remove blackberries along the west edge of Renfrew Ravine in the area between 24th and 25th avenues. The mowing will occur the week of February 22-26 to avoid disturbing birds during nesting season.

We will also work with Evergreen Foundation volunteers to:

  1. Dig out blackberry roots
  2. Distribute wood chip mulch
  3. Replant the site with native trees, shrubs, and ferns

This work is the first step in creating a north-south trail between Boyd Diversion and East 25th Avenue.

Master plan

September 2013 - The Renfrew Ravine and the Renfrew Community Park Master Plan was developed through a comprehensive design and public engagement process.

Background reports and documents

Related projects

Renfrew Ravine and Renfrew Community Park are part of Still Creek watershed, which is being rehabilitated as part of the Still Creek Enhancement project.

Project type

  • Park renewal

Project status

  • Design development

Aerial images

Renfrew Community Park

Aeriel view of Renfrew Community Park

Renfrew Ravine

Aeriel view of Renfrew Ravine

 

Renfrew Ravine is a section of the Still Creek watershed, with the creek flowing north through Renfrew Community Park. The Still Creek Rehabilitation and Enhancement Study was written in March 2002, and formed the basis for the Still Creek Enhancement initiative.

In fall 2012, the Vancouver Park Board hired a landscape architecture firm to develop a master plan for Renfrew Ravine and Renfrew Community Parks, in collaboration with City departments, Metro Vancouver, community stakeholders, and residents.  

The master-planning process identified community priorities, articulated a design program, and resulted in a preferred concept plan that can guide future capital plan projects.

The master plan was developed through public engagement that focused on:

  • Upgrades to increase recreation opportunities and a variety of park experiences
  • Preserving and enhancing the ecological function and benefit of the parks, ravine, and creek

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Contact the project manager

Alexandre Man-Bourdon
Project Manager

604-257-8421

alexandre.man-bourdon
@vancouver.ca

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