Working with local track users groups, the project team put together a design that includes:
- Replacing the existing three-lane track surface with low-impact, rubberized surfacing
- Designating lane markings to more clearly delineate two running lanes (interior) and one walking lane (exterior)
- Adding a new stretching zone adjacent Templeton Pool
The Vancouver Park Board is renewing the existing track at Templeton Park. The renewal will improve leisure and recreational opportunities for the community, help provide equitable access to these facilities, and promote participation in physical activity.
These improvements follow the recommendations outlined in the Vancouver Park Board Track and Field Strategy that identifies Templeton as a Category ‘C’ facility intended for casual fitness and informal recreation. This designation was determined based on the existing track’s non-regulation 300m distance and site constraints that do not allow for expansion.
Due to unfavourable fall weather conditions, installation of the track’s final rubber surfacing layers has been delayed until the spring. We’ve installed temporary markings on the black rubber basemat and opened the track for public use in the interim.
We plan to install the coloured rubber with designated lane and distance markings in spring 2022. The running track, interior field, and playground will be closed at that time to complete the works safely and efficiently.
Track and Field Strategy approved
Design development with user and advisory group feedback
Late spring 2021
Early summer 2021
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