East Fraser Lands Park
The East Fraser Lands lie in the southeast corner of Vancouver on the Fraser River. The Canadian White Pine sawmill operated on the land south of the rail corridor until the mill closed in 2001.
The park is composed of sections that serve the newly developed community surrounding the park and includes a long stretch of foreshore park that is focused on improving the biodiversity and ecology of the river. This park will also enhance the unique qualities of living in a riverfront community. The park has an emphasis on large, flexible park area that will be used for informal sports, community events or cultural celebrations. There will be a large children’s playscape to serve the children and families in the area.
Park elements and public art focus on the site’s rich cultural stories, including the history of the saw mill and the relationship of First Nations with the land and the river. A sanctuary island is one of the main features of the park and provides inaccessible wildlife habitat separated from the rest of the park by a tidal marsh/slough. Sanctuary Island sits at the base of the Kinross Park corridor. A water course flowing through Kinross Park terminates in a perched, seasonal, fresh-water wetland just north-west of the island.
Public Consultation, Research and Analysis, Concept Development, Construction Documentation
Preferred Concept Complete Fall 2017