John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park master plan

John Hendry Park and Trout Lake

The Vancouver Park Board is developing a long-range master plan for John Hendry Park. The master plan will recommend improvements to ensure the park continues to be a vibrant and well-loved community gathering space for years to come. 

John Hendry Park is located in East Vancouver’s Cedar Cottage neighbourhood. It is a premier community park with the only accessible freshwater lake in Vancouver. 

The master planning process is an opportunity to capture the ideas and concerns of residents, park users and stakeholders, and establish directions and investment priorities for park development.

What's happening

Join us at our open house

We're seeking input from the community and stakeholders to refine and update the draft master plan.

If you use the sports fields, walk your dog, visit the market or stroll, play and bike in the park, we want to hear from you. 

Saturday, October 5, 1pm to 4pm
Trout Lake Community Centre (Lakewood room), 3360 Victoria Dr

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 Fill out our survey for a chance to win a 1-month flexipass. Survey closes on October 28, 2019.

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View the open house information displays (20 MB)

Attend our workshop

Participate in a multi-stakeholder workshop.

During a collaborative workshop, participants representing a range of interests will be asked to work together to review, refine, and prioritize emerging directions for John Hendry Park.

Tuesday, November 19, 6:30pm to 9pm
Trout Lake Community Centre(Grandview room), 3360 Victoria Dr

Register for the workshop

Participate in a deep dive session

The deep dive sessions will be an opportunity for stakeholders and interested members of the public to dive into the details and trade-offs of some of the complex park elements including the off-leash dog area, fields, the farmers market, and other topics identified through the process.

Deep Dive Session #1: Digging in the dirt (Dogs)
November 26, 7pm to 9pm, Trout Lake Community Centre (Grandview room)

Deep Dive Session #2: Playing on dirt (Fields and Playgrounds)
November 28, 7pm to 9pm, Trout Lake Community Centre (Lakewood room)

Deep Dive Session #3: Don't eat dirt! (Farmers Market and Community Garden)
November 28, 7pm to 9pm, Trout Lake Community Centre (Lakewood room)

Space is limited so only sign up if you're able to make it. 

Register for a session


  • 2014

    Draft plan paused to complete City-wide dogs in parks strategy

  • October 5, 2019

    Public open house #1

  • We are here
  • November 2019

    Stakeholder workshops

  • January to March 2020

    Updated draft plan development

  • February to March 2020

    Public open house #2

  • June 2020

    Board approval on final master plan

Discover previous work

Extensive engagement took place in 2013 and 2014 to develop the draft master plan. Explore our past consultation events to find more information and reports that were developed as part of that process.

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