A recent UBC report rated Vancouver’s greenspaces using three categories that promote mental well-being: refuge, wild nature and diversity. Strathcona Park received the lowest Aggregated Vulnerability Score in the entire city. Click to read the report. Despite that, there are no plans in the works for even minor improvements. According to park planners, “As you…

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On March 6, 2023 we sent the following letter to the current Park Board commissioners, whom we’re told will soon “be prioritizing which parks are up for renewal in the 2023-2026 Capital Plan and Strathcona Park is still under consideration.“ To: Bastyovanszky, Brennan <Brennan.Bastyovanszky@vancouver.ca>; Christensen, Laura <Laura.Christensen@vancouver.ca>; Digby, Tom <Tom.Digby@vancouver.ca>; Haer, Angela <Angela.Haer@vancouver.ca>; Howard, Marie-Claire <Marie-Claire.Howard@vancouver.ca>;…

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The SRA has urged Park Board to put Strathcona Park on its capital plan for redesign and renewal. The Capital Plan approved by Council this summer allocated $6.3M for Park Renewal and also funds for the renewal of specific amenities in the system such as playgrounds and spray parks, sports courts and skate parks, off-leash areas, washrooms,…

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Celebrate Strathcona is a community event to be held in Strathcona Park on Saturday afternoon, June 11, 2022. The idea is to provide all Strathcona residents with an opportunity to connect, discover and celebrate our diverse community. After two years of CoVid, we could all use a chance to have some fun together. Celebrate Strathcona…

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October 26, 2021 Dear Park Board Commissioners and Staff;  The Strathcona Residents Association urges the Park Board to prioritize Strathcona Park for a master plan and renewal in the upcoming 2023-26 Capital Plan. Strathcona is a socially and economically diverse neighbourhood. According to CoV stats, 52% of Strathcona residents have incomes below the poverty line,…

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Vancouver Sun October 12 2021 – Starting today, the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation will begin removing the remaining fences to reopen the east side of Strathcona Park.  Although the work is expected to take a few days to complete, the park will be open for public use while work is underway. Visitors will…

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Planting in the park When trees need to be removed from parks due to death, disease, or construction work, they are replaced at a minimum 1:1 ratio. In many cases, our objective is to plant more new trees than were removed, to enhance the urban tree canopy and provide more shaded spaces of respite in…

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Based on the input we received from our May 2021 survey, the SRA would like to make the following recommendations for improvements to Strathcona Park. PRIORITIZE THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE WHO LIVE HERE. The current park prioritizes weekend baseball leagues, most from outside the neighbourhood. We recommend removing the diamond on the east side…

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The Park Board estimates the east side of the park will re-open in early fall. Sod has been laid on the inside of the oval and the plan is to restore the gravel track. Sodding and overseeding of other turf areas will begin this week. One of the cottonwood trees was removed, reportedly due to damage. Other…

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Strathcona Park UpdateToday, we received news from Donnie Rosa that the last remaining tents on Raymur Ave are now gone. Remediation of the east side of the park continues. It’s been a long, challenging year for our neighbourhood and we look forward to green space being available to everyone. From our perspective, Donnie Rosa, Sandra…

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