Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival gave us the heads up about an upcoming public consultation that takes place September 14, 9am-12pm in the Bard tents in Vanier Park. The goal of this open house? Bard’s wants your input in order to identify and implement community-accepted enhancements to Vanier Park. They’re in the planning stages with Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.
The meeting will explore ways in which the Festival can enhance Vanier Park for the community’s benefit while minimizing the impact that setting up and taking down the Festival site has on the Park. They are proposing to add an all-season surface and tree-lined pathways at the Festival site (beside the Vancouver Archives) to improve the year-round usability of, and accessibility to, the park.
Project Goal and Objectives
Bard’s goal is to identify and implement community-accepted enhancements to Vanier Park.
- Provide a year-round, useable surface
- Add trees, pathways and public amenities
- Protect the surface of the park
- Provide an alternative to grass since reseeding in October has proven unsuccessful
- Direct water into existing drainage to avoid pooling, mud and swamp-like conditions
- Reduce the time it takes to set up and take down the Festival site
How You Can Participate
- Learn more about the proposal at www.bardonthebeach.org/parkenhancements
- Complete a short survey at www.bardonthebeach.org/parkenhancements before September 30, 2014.
- Attend Bard’s Open House under the tents in Vanier Park on September 14 from 9 am – 12 noon.
Last modified: September 5, 2014