East Park planning and public engagement process
We are inviting those who live, work and play in Vancouver to help shape the vision for an exciting new waterfront park in Olympic Village. Cyclists, pedestrians, and paddlers move through and rest in this active waterfront corridor. Locals and tourists use this space, and the skytrain provides access from areas further east and south. Thousands gather here for events, including North America's largest annual Dragon Boat Festival. Many communities share this space, and we invite you to share your stories and hopes for this place, to help shape the design and future of East Park.
Connecting Northeast False Creek and Southeast False Creek, this area of the city has been the focus of much study and discussion, informing the Southeast False Creek Official Development Plan (2007, ODP). The planning and design process for East Park will draw from community input and learnings gained through these and other current and ongoing Park Board and City initiatives including the Northeast False Creek park design process, the False Creek Coastal Adaptation Plan, and VanPlay, the master plan for Vancouver’s park and recreation services. See ‘Documents' in the side panel for these resource links.
Listening to input from the community, and supported by the Northeast False Creek park design guiding principles and belonging statement, the planning and design of East Park will center Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh cultures and values to nurture a place of belonging and connection to nature.
Three rounds of public engagement are proposed as follows:
- Round 1 - Daylighting: The stories and ideas gathered in this round of engagement will deepen our collective understanding of this place. Together with input and feedback heard during the Northeast False Creek park design process, your stories and ideas will help us develop one to two concept plan options for East Park.
- Round 2 - Weaving: We will share a summary of engagement input received in round 1 along with one to two concept plans with you. Your review and feedback will help us develop a draft concept plan.
- Round 3 - Reflecting: We will share a summary of engagement input received in round 2 along with a draft concept plan with you. Your review and feedback will help finalize the concept plan, which will then be presented to the Park Board for decision.