Sport Field Strategy

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Pitch your ideas for the future of Vancouver's sport fields

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is putting players, pitch users and park goers at the centre of a major strategy to create and refresh the city’s sport fields over the next ten years. The Sport Field Strategy will:

  • Examine priorities and phasing for replacing and renewing existing facilities
  • Identify potential locations for new facilities
  • Include a review of natural and synthetic turf surfacing, and
  • Review the field use allocation policy and fee structure.

Get involved

We want to hear from all sport field users, whether you play casually or competitively. With your help, we can create a shared vision for Vancouver’s sport fields that will work for everyone over the next ten years.

The Sport Field Strategy phase 1 survey has now closed. It was open from November 30 - December 21, 2021. Your feedback will help inform directions and priorities for the draft strategy. Please keep an eye on this page for more updates and engagement opportunities.


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Pitch your ideas for the future of Vancouver's sport fields

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation is putting players, pitch users and park goers at the centre of a major strategy to create and refresh the city’s sport fields over the next ten years. The Sport Field Strategy will:

  • Examine priorities and phasing for replacing and renewing existing facilities
  • Identify potential locations for new facilities
  • Include a review of natural and synthetic turf surfacing, and
  • Review the field use allocation policy and fee structure.

Get involved

We want to hear from all sport field users, whether you play casually or competitively. With your help, we can create a shared vision for Vancouver’s sport fields that will work for everyone over the next ten years.

The Sport Field Strategy phase 1 survey has now closed. It was open from November 30 - December 21, 2021. Your feedback will help inform directions and priorities for the draft strategy. Please keep an eye on this page for more updates and engagement opportunities.


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.

  • Sport Field Strategy Advisory Group

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    The Advisory Group will be engaged with throughout the process to provide input and feedback on the vision as it develops. The group will also support connections between the project team, stakeholder communities, and the broader public as part of the community engagement and planning process for the Sport Field Strategy.

    Thank you to all those who submitted an application to be a member of the Sport Field Strategy Advisory Group.

  • Project background

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    In cooperation with the Vancouver School Board (VSB), the Park Board is developing a Sport Field Strategy to improve our outdoor fields, ball diamonds, and associated amenities.

    The Sport Field Strategy builds on the recent Playing Field Upgrade project and addresses feedback from over 2000 people heard during that process, including the need for more synthetic turf fields across the city.

    The Strategy is part of VanPlay - Vancouver's Parks and Recreation Services Master Plan, and was created with a goal to improve the quality, quantity, use and access of the city’s outdoor sports facilities and associated amenities.

    The Sport Field Strategy will help us support a range of field users, including competitive athletes. It will focus on equitable delivery of high quality, safe and inclusive facilities. It will also ensure sustainable maintenance, administration, allocation and pricing of these facilities. The Sport Field Strategy will reflect the Park Board’s Mission to provide, preserve and advocate for parks and recreation to benefit all people, communities and the environment.

    The Sport Field Strategy will:

    • Undertake comprehensive community and stakeholder engagement, including forming a city-wide advisory group
    • Explore and recommend innovative directions to meet city-wide sport field needs
    • Review the condition and performance of existing Vancouver Park Board sport fields
    • Identify optimum city-wide service levels and project future needs
    • Propose priorities and phasing for replacing and renewing existing facilities
    • Identify new facilities needed over the life of the strategy
    • Assess surfacing options for sport fields, including environmental and human health impacts
    • Develop a field use allocation policy


    Sport fields include rectangular fields (for soccer, football, rugby, etc.), ball diamonds, and cricket pitches. They can have grass or synthetic turf; they can also be all-weather (gravel) surfaces. Vancouver sport fields are located at school sites and parks of various sizes. The project study area includes all Vancouver owned and managed parks as well as some VSB sites.

Page last updated: 24 January 2022, 15:36