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Metro Vancouver Might Get a New 60-Acre “Super Park”

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If one thing is for sure, it’s British Columbians love the great outdoors. The idea of a new 60-acre super park linking two existing areas in Port Moody has been pitched to the city.

A pair of Port Moody councillors are proposing to link the 31.8-acre Westhill Park with the Alfred Howe Greenway and a portion of the old 27.6-acre landfill site along the Barnet Highway.

If approved this park would be one of the largest around and would also connect to the waterfront.

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Port Moody City Councillors Diana Dilworth and Meghan Lahti are scheduled to present their idea to the city committee this week.

Part of the proposal addresses the increased need for larger park space in Port Moody. This will alleviate some crowding at Rocky Point Park and Bert Flinn Park. The expansion is also seen as a cost saver for the city so they don’t have to purchase new private lands.

The councillors report “this new space can be planned and designed to include features that we do not necessarily have in our other parks.”

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New Amenities Proposed For The Port Moody Super Park:

  • youth park, including a skateboard park or trials riding obstacles
  • sports courts for pickleball, tennis and basketball
  • community gardens
  • off-leash dog areas
  • outdoor theatre and concert space
  • columbarium and memorial space
  • playground equipment accessible to all ages and abilities
  • outdoor games like chess and ping pong tables
  • food and beverage opportunities through restaurants or concessions

The proposal does offer solutions for how to help pay for these amenities through charges the city levies against developers for park acquisitions and improvements.

If approved, this Port Moody super park will surely be a big draw but it likely won’t be accessible anytime soon.

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