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Track and Field Strategy

We're working with the Vancouver School Board to develop a long-range strategy for track and field sports and facilities in Vancouver.

Many track and field facilities in the city are not meeting the needs of users, and need upgrading to improve the experience for casual and competitive users of all ages and abilities.

The new strategy will create a vision, and guide decision making for track and field sports, including exploring opportunities for renewal, expansion, maintenance improvements, and programming.

It will also support a bright future for athletes by increasing participation by a wide range of users.

The Track and Field Strategy is aligned with the City of Vancouver's Healthy City Strategy and Sport for Life, Vancouver Sport Strategy.

What's happening

Phase three is underway

The project team has completed research, technical studies, incorporated feedback from round two of engagement, and worked with staff and stakeholder advisory groups to develop draft recommendations, concept plans, and a draft survey to bring back to the public.

Thank you for your feedback

Thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts on the Track and Field Strategy. We are now summarizing the feedback and will share the results soon. 

Where we are now and our targets

We support a bright future for participants and athletes

We currently have
tracks at parks and schools, none with more than 6 lanes
New track goals
lanes that are accessible, rubberized, and meet international standards
Implementation plan
years to put the Track and Field Strategy into practice

Project timeline

Here is our process and anticipated milestones.

  • Spring 2018

    Project initiation

  • Spring and
    summer 2018

    Round 1: Preliminary input

  • Fall and
    winter 2018

    Round 2: Draft recommendations

    • Site visits and inventories
    • Draft vision and principles
    • Draft track and field facility types
    • Public engagement
  • Spring and
    summer 2019

    Round 3: Develop final recommendations

    • Refine vision and principles
    • Refine designation of facility types
    • Refine system and facility recommendations
    • Draft concept designs
    • Public engagement
  • We are here
  • Summer 2019

    Final recommendations

    • Final revisions to strategy and implementation plan
  • Summer 2019

    Strategy and final concept design presented to the Park Board

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