The Vancouver Park Board, in partnership with the Disabled Sailing Association, is getting ready to replace the aging pier at Jericho Beach and providing an accessible dock for sailors with disabilities.
Jericho pier is a popular destination for locals and visitors as well as for fishing and crabbing. The ramp and float on the east side of the pier are used for emergency boat landing.
The Disabled Sailing Association of BC and the Jericho Sailing Centre have had stakeholder input into the concept development over the past few years supporting a key feature to the new pier, an accessible floating dock facility, which will enable sailor’s with disabilities to enjoy the freedom of sailing regardless of the level of the tide.
According to the city, the reconstructed pier will:
- Provide an accessible floating dock to provide for users of all ages and levels of mobility, accommodating up to 15 sailboats for the Disabled Sailing Association’s adaptive sailing program
- Provide seating and views of Burrard Inlet and English Bay
- Offer recreational fishing and crabbing opportunities
- Accommodate future sea level rise
The Vancouer Park Board will host an Open House to present the concept for the new pier and it’s surroundings at a public meeting on Saturday, September 16th from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
Image: Jim Friesen
Last modified: September 10, 2017