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Engagement opportunity: Help shape the vision for Vancouver’s dynamic new waterfront park

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The City of Vancouver’s Park Board is inviting people to help shape the design and vision of the proposed East Park, situated between South East False Creek (Olympic Village) and Science World. Details about the process and planned greenspace were released on November 16.

You can read the Park Board media release here:

Help shape the vision for Vancouver’s dynamic new waterfront park

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is inviting those who live, work and play in Vancouver to help shape the future of an exciting new waterfront park in Olympic Village.

The project currently known as East Park will see the creation of a new kind of park, including the renewal of the False Creek waterfront, between Creekside Community Centre and Science World.

From November 16 to December 8, we invite the public to share their comments, stories and hopes for the area.

Once a place with a diverse ecosystem where Indigenous peoples stewarded healthy relationships with the land and water, the shoreline of False Creek was dramatically altered in the early 20th century as industry and development in the area grew. The streams and thriving ecosystems were gradually buried, depleting the health of the land and water.

Today, residents have the opportunity to help shape the design and vision for East Park. A place that reinstates Indigenous values with a diverse ecosystem resilient to climate change. A park where everyone feels welcome.

Visit Shape Your City to learn more about the project, and complete the online survey, or call 604-873-7877 to provide feedback via our automated messaging service.

A new kind of park

Situated between the emerging Railyard neighbourhood and the Olympic Village neighbourhood, East Park will serve as both a waterfront destination and an essential neighbourhood amenity.

The project will connect Southeast and Northeast False Creek, completing a cohesive open space system which provides key connections to the waterfront, neighbouring parks and community amenities, and to the existing network of pedestrian and cycling routes in the surrounding neighbourhoods.

The design process for East Park will focus on:

• 1.2 hectares of new parkland east of the Creekside Community Centre, between the Southeast False Creek seawall and East 1st Avenue at Ontario Street.

• The renewal of False Creek’s waterfront, between Science World and Creekside Community Centre.

The project design and development will be guided by the Northeast False Creek parks guiding principles and will reflect xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) cultures and values to nurture a place of belonging and connection to nature.

An official park name for the project area will be identified and announced through a separate park naming process.

Find out more and have your say at shapeyourcity.ca/east-park

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