RE-IMAGINE STRATHCONA
PARK

Since the City Council decision to calm Prior and improve access to Strathcona Park, it has been a goal of the SRA to promote re-designing the park to make it a more resident-friendly urban green space. The Park Board began a conversation in March, 2021 to get public input.

To contact the SRA's Strathcona Park Working Group, e-mail Parks@strathcona-residents.org

RECENT UPDATES

Park Improvements Update

March 4, 2024

For years, the SRA has lobbied the Park Board to make Strathcona Park more resident-friendly. In 2021, we did a resident survey that yielded ten recommendations. We were told that any improvements depended on the 2023-2026 Capital Plan, which was passed last year, allocating $107 the various park amenities, noting a need to renew and…

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Strathcona Park Updates

November 9, 2023

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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Park Board Letter

March 6, 2023

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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2023-2026 Park Board Capital Plan

August 30, 2022

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

December 28, 2021

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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Letter to Park Board

October 26, 2021

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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Park fully reopens

October 14, 2021

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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Strathcona Park Remediation

September 29, 2021

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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Recommended Improvements

August 31, 2021

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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Remediation Update

July 30, 2021

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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