Draft Capital Plan 2023-2026 Park Board Priorities

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New park at Smithe and Richards including walkways and skyframes

We want your feedback on Park Board priorities in the draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan!

What is the Capital Plan?

It is a four-year financial plan for investments in Vancouver's infrastructure and amenities.

For Vancouver's Board of Parks and Recreation, this plan funds everything from new parks and playgrounds to maintaining the seawall and expanding urban forests.

Part of this process means making some hard choices – there is not enough budget to take on all the projects that the community would like to see. We create the draft plan guided by: what we've heard from community about needs, the state of repair of facilities and spaces, and provincial rules on allocating funding toward new versus renewal projects and other priorities as described in VanPlay, our Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan. This draft Capital Plan tries to strike a balance of priorities for the next four years.

Learn more:

You can read more about the draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan here including how it gets funded through development contributions, partner contributions, fees and property taxes.

Get Involved:

  • Take the City of Vancouver’s survey to share your thoughts on current and future priorities, including parks, park amenities and recreation facilities among all City services. Survey open until May 22.
  • Share your specific ideas for Park Board capital projects using our ideas tool. The ideas page is open until May 29. This will help us when it comes time to implement projects in the years to come.
  • Join us for a Jane's Walk in Hastings Park on Saturday May 7 for a tour of great capital plan projects in action! For more information and to sign up check out the event listing.
  • Send an email with your feedback on the draft plan to pbcapitalplan@vancouver.ca.
  • Come share your ideas in person and speak to staff at the following locations from May 12-26:
    • Sunset Community Centre, Thursday May 12 from 9 am to noon
    • Hillcrest Community Centre, Thursday May 12 from 2-5 pm
    • Killarney Community Centre, Monday May 16 from 9 am to noon
    • Kitsilano Community Centre, Tuesday May 17 from 2-5 pm
    • West End Community Centre, Thursday May 19 9 am to noon
    • Strathcona Community Centre, Friday May 27 2-5pm

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation acknowledges, with respect, that our parks are located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Translations

The automatic translation tool* is available for: Traditional Chinese [繁體中文] Simplified Chinese [简体中文] Punjabi [ਪੰਜਾਬੀ], Filipino [Tagalog], Vietnamese [Tiếng Việt], French [Français], Korean [한국어], Japanese [日本語] and Spanish [Español] – please see the tool at the top-right of this page.

*Note: the translation service on our website is hosted by Google Translate. As this is a third-party service, we cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of any translated content.


We want your feedback on Park Board priorities in the draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan!

What is the Capital Plan?

It is a four-year financial plan for investments in Vancouver's infrastructure and amenities.

For Vancouver's Board of Parks and Recreation, this plan funds everything from new parks and playgrounds to maintaining the seawall and expanding urban forests.

Part of this process means making some hard choices – there is not enough budget to take on all the projects that the community would like to see. We create the draft plan guided by: what we've heard from community about needs, the state of repair of facilities and spaces, and provincial rules on allocating funding toward new versus renewal projects and other priorities as described in VanPlay, our Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan. This draft Capital Plan tries to strike a balance of priorities for the next four years.

Learn more:

You can read more about the draft 2023-2026 Capital Plan here including how it gets funded through development contributions, partner contributions, fees and property taxes.

Get Involved:

  • Take the City of Vancouver’s survey to share your thoughts on current and future priorities, including parks, park amenities and recreation facilities among all City services. Survey open until May 22.
  • Share your specific ideas for Park Board capital projects using our ideas tool. The ideas page is open until May 29. This will help us when it comes time to implement projects in the years to come.
  • Join us for a Jane's Walk in Hastings Park on Saturday May 7 for a tour of great capital plan projects in action! For more information and to sign up check out the event listing.
  • Send an email with your feedback on the draft plan to pbcapitalplan@vancouver.ca.
  • Come share your ideas in person and speak to staff at the following locations from May 12-26:
    • Sunset Community Centre, Thursday May 12 from 9 am to noon
    • Hillcrest Community Centre, Thursday May 12 from 2-5 pm
    • Killarney Community Centre, Monday May 16 from 9 am to noon
    • Kitsilano Community Centre, Tuesday May 17 from 2-5 pm
    • West End Community Centre, Thursday May 19 9 am to noon
    • Strathcona Community Centre, Friday May 27 2-5pm

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation acknowledges, with respect, that our parks are located on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.

Translations

The automatic translation tool* is available for: Traditional Chinese [繁體中文] Simplified Chinese [简体中文] Punjabi [ਪੰਜਾਬੀ], Filipino [Tagalog], Vietnamese [Tiếng Việt], French [Français], Korean [한국어], Japanese [日本語] and Spanish [Español] – please see the tool at the top-right of this page.

*Note: the translation service on our website is hosted by Google Translate. As this is a third-party service, we cannot guarantee the quality or accuracy of any translated content.


  • Learning about the 2023-2026 draft Capital Plan

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    Here is a look at a glance at spaces and facilities the capital plan supports and grows!

    • 1,370 hectares of parks and open spaces
    • 215,000 trees
    • 32 km of seawall
    • 180 sport fields
    • 229 sport courts
    • 160 playgrounds
    • 36 dog off-leash areas
    • 6 golf courses
    • 1 cemetery
    • 149 park buildings – washrooms, field houses
  • Capital Plan process

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    How did we arrive at this draft Capital Plan?

    As a first step in the Park Board process, staff compiled and evaluated a list of anticipated capital priorities reflecting:

    • The availability of funding for different types of projects designated by the City of Vancouver.
    • Priorities, actions, and projects identified through planning and engagement for our VanPlay Master Plan and other strategies including Community Centre Strategy, Track and Field, Van Splash among many others. These priorities include renewal of ageing parks and recreation infrastructure (community centres, washrooms etc.), aquatics, new track and field amenities, implementation of access and inclusion principles and urban greening.
    • Park Board and City policies, initiatives and Board motions (e.g., Vancouver Plan, Greenest City, Biodiversity Strategy etc.);
    • Previously received project proposals from CCAs, partners, and stakeholders (previous years and ongoing engagement and joint efforts).


    The result of this work is a draft Capital Plan which identifies broad categories for investment with available funding. Please review the draft Capital Plan here.

    We will test this plan through public and stakeholder engagement from May 2– May 22rd, 2022.The final version first goes to Park Board Commissioners and then to City Council for approval.

    The final vote is in the hands of voters. Capital Plans require a plebiscite vote, which takes place during the civic election – this year, October 15, 2022. All those eligible to vote have an opportunity to weigh in on the borrowing required to implement the plan.


Page last updated: 25 May 2022, 09:59 AM