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Vancouver Parks Just Got a Massive $63.7 Million Budget For 2019

Vancouver Parks

Get ready Vancouver, your beautiful outdoors are about to get even better.

The Vancouver Park Board just approved a $63.7 million budget for this year – the largest in the board’s history.

Tiina Mack, Manager of Park Development, said the new budget is a response to the amount of growth the city is seeing.

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New and Improved Vancouver Parks

The plan includes upgrading and adding amenities to existing parks such as Queen Elizabeth, which has been approved for an $800,000 part of that budget.

Mack says Queen Elizabeth Park lacks accessibility and doesn’t have playground for children or  multi-functional trails. These things, as well as having seniors input, will all be considered when planning the upgrades for the park.  

Other parks on the list for 2019 include:

English Bay Beach Park, that will see more playgrounds and have easier accessibility to the park as well as the possibility of outdoor workout equipment.

Marpole will see a new community centre in 2019. The existing community centre will remain until the new one is built and then be turned into a greenspace. The new community centre will also include an outdoor pool.

A new outdoor pool is also in the future for Oak Park.

Construction is scheduled to start on several more parks  in 2019 for the East Fraser Lands. The park board has plans to build a total of 25 acres of parks within the community.

Foreshore Park and Kinross Park Middle and South will also see three new parks.

SW Marine Drive and Boundary Road will receive a small lookout.

A new downtown park is scheduled for Smithe and Richards which will include a small café, public washrooms, a plaza and a playground, as well as seating areas. Here is a list of some of the best parks already in downtown Vancouver.


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