Daylighting the shoreline
The East Park project area includes a portion of the False Creek waterfront between Creekside Community Centre and Science World. The waterfront here is paved with a deck structure that covers the shoreline. This deck was originally provided as a temporary structure in preparation for the Expo ‘86 World’s Fair. Built in the early 1980s, the deck is nearly 40 years old and the underlying timber piles and cross beams that support the concrete deck have begun to degrade. The City is managing and maintaining the deck to ensure it continues to be safe for public use; weight restrictions have been introduced and vehicle access to the deck surface is limited.
The necessity of the deck removal in the future provides an opportunity to envision a new shoreline condition for this portion of the False Creek waterfront.