The Vancouver Park Board recently approved design contracts for four new parks in southeast Vancouver.
Space2place, B.C. design company will be in charge of the four new parks totalling 7.8 acres. The parks are part of the city’s commitment to create 25 acres of new parks and green space in the East Fraser Lands.
The parks will link with trails along the Fraser River and create ecological connections to Everett Crowley Park and Fraserview Golf Course to the north.
Design work is scheduled to be completed by 2017, with construction to begin in early 2018. If things go according to plan, all four parks will be complete by the end of 2018.
“These new parks will enrich the entire community in and around the East Fraser Lands, an area currently undergoing considerable urban development,” says Park Board Chair Sarah Kirby-Yung.
Once complete, the four parks will create a network of open spaces for the growing neighborhood which could include plazas, play areas, ecological spaces, greenways, and lawns.
“The greenway portion along the Fraser River will support our Biodiversity Strategy by enhancing access to nature for residents and increasing habitat for local birds and wildlife.” adds Kirby-Yung.
Funding for the design work comes from the development cost levy (DCL) contributions in the 2015-2018 Capital Plan.
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