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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 hectres) of parks within the community – approximately 20% of the land area.

In 2016 and 2017, the Park Board undertook a community engagement process for 7.8 acres of these parks including Foreshore Park, Kinross Park, and Neighbourhood Park South. The designs were approved by the Park Board in late 2017 and the detailed designs evolved through 2018.

Neighbourhood Park South has been constructed and will be opening by mid-September. Foreshore Park and Kinross Park require further coordination with the developer (Wesgroup) and the acquisition of permits from the Province of BC prior to commencing construction. The Park Board is hopeful construction can begin on these parks in early 2020.

What's happening?

Project process and design summary

Read the summary document for information regarding the entire design process and preferred design directions for the parks moving forward.

 

Past updates

September 2017

We held an open house on September 9, 2017 for you to view revised designs for future park lands and complete a questionnaire.

The latest designs include the areas in the:

  • East Fraser Lands
  • Foreshore Park
  • Kinross Park
  • Neighbourhood Park South

The designs are the result of an earlier open house that the Vancouver Park Board hosted in October 2016. They include strategies related to flood protection and future sea-level-rise.

Thank you to everyone who participated.

October 2016

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

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.

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

    First open house

  • September 2017

    Second open house

  • November 2017

    Design approved by Park Board

  • 2018

    Prepare construction drawings and specifications based on the preferred concept

  • We are here
  • 2019-2020

    Build the parks

Contact us

Joe McLeod
Landscape Architect
joe.mcleod@vancouver.ca