Why will there be a park at Main and 7th?
VanPlay, a plan to guide parks and recreation in Vancouver over the next 25 years, notes that Mount Pleasant will see an increase in population over the coming decades and more park space is required to support this growth. Along with new residents, working centres in Mount Pleasant’s industrial area creates a need for more park space to socialize and relax.
How can we be involved in the design of the park?
The design of the new park site will go through two phases of public engagement to provide opportunities for feedback and ideas to be incorporated through the different design stages.
Phase 1 (Oct X – Nov X) includes a public survey where your thoughts and ideas on how the space should be used to develop some park concepts plans. In this phase you can contribute to an ideas map and/or fill out our survey.
Phase 2 (2021): we’ll present concept ideas based on your input from Phase 1 and we will ask for feedback and comments.
To submit your ideas you will need to register. A button can be found at the top of the Main & 7th Park home page.
Will there be a dog park?
In 2017 the Park Board released the People, Parks and Dogs Strategy document that assesses how we can improve Dog Off-Leash Areas (DOLA) across Vancouver, in response to growing demand.
Within this document, on page 29, it notes that to minimise conflict with adjacent land uses, such as against busy roads like Main street and Kingsway, there should be a buffer of 50-75m.
As such, the Main & 7th Park site does not meet these standards or the requirements to accommodate a DOLA.