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East Park, project introduction
Project introduction for East Park
Belonging StatementA new park is coming. East Park will be guided by the Belonging Statement, written by Rena Soutar, Manager of Decolonization, Arts and Culture at the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.
East Park, adapting to sea level riseEast Park includes a portion of the False Creek shoreline, and as such, it is important to plan for sea level rise. Land in the East Park area is low and flat, and is therefore at greater risk of flooding relative to higher elevations in the city. Current projections estimate that over the next 30 years, Vancouver will experience about half a metre of sea level rise: one metre by 2100; and two metres by 2200 [source: False Creek Coastal Adaptation Plan]. The planning process for East Park will build on the City’s current initiatives related to sea level rise adaptation, including the False Creek Coastal Adaptation Plan.
Urban MeadowsSince 2020, we've been trialing urban meadows across the city to increase biodiversity, create new habitat for plants and pollinators and support climate resilience. In 2022, we will be extending the pilot to roadside boulevards and medians. Learn more at https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/pollinator-meadows