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Park Board kicks off second round of engagement on Vancouver Sport Field Strategy

March 28 2023 –

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is asking the public to help shape the next iteration of its city-wide Sport Field Strategy.

In late 2021, the Park Board kicked off a comprehensive 10-year strategy to guide the maintenance, management and development of Vancouver’s sport fields. We heard from residents about the factors which drive their use of fields and ball diamonds and the potential barriers which might limit participation.

We now invite you to review the findings from the research and initial round of engagement and share your thoughts on the draft strategy.

From March 28 to April 11, you have the opportunity to review the draft strategy foundations, including its guiding principles and key directions, and the draft site selection criteria, which will be used to help identify and prioritize potential upgraded or new sport field sites.

There will be a final opportunity to provide input on a draft implementation plan and detailed recommendations in early summer 2023.

Opportunities to get involved

  • Visit our dedicated Shape Your City page to review the project boards, ask questions, and keep up to date on engagement opportunities.
  • Take our survey before April 11 and share your feedback.
  • Join our mailing list to receive updates directly in your inbox.

Information, including the project boards, will be available in six languages: English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Punjabi, Vietnamese, and Tagalog.

About the Vancouver Sport Field Strategy

The Sport Field Strategy will: 

  • Provide a better understanding of the current state of sport fields in Vancouver. 
  • Establish priorities and focus areas for both the fields themselves and how the Park Board maintains, operates, and/or facilitates access to fields.
  • Maximize good use of limited resources.
  • Guide sport field development, management, and maintenance decision-making for the next 10 plus years. 

The strategy builds on the groundwork and direction set out in VanPlay: Vancouver's Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan