Trout Lake Master Plan consultation extended until Dec 21st. Proposed changes to John Hendry Park include relocating farmers market, relocating bikeway, improved water quality. Artificial turf fields under consideration

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Park Board is seeking input from the public on the Master Plan for John Hendry Park (Trout Lake). There is a survey that has been extended until December 21, 2021 (it had previously been open until December 14). This is the final chance for comments before a revised park renewal plan is presented in early 2022. This Master Plan has been in the works for a very long; we’ve been covering the process since 2013.

There are 31 draft directions that have been presented in the current draft renewal plan. A few of the highlights include:

  • relocating the Farmers Market to the southern end of the park, near the current concession stand and washrooms (the current location is at the north end of the park)
  • keeping the current off leash dog area in the present location, but add secure fencing
  • “26A: relocate the BC Parkway Trail to the east park edge to improve separation from recreational trails and connect to bike routes on E 13th Ave and E 19th Ave” (note: this area is often waterlogged during winter months so other improvements would be needed)
  • all-weather sport field: “maintain with updates to surfacing (gravel, turf, or artificial turf)”
  • lake lookouts: renew and upgrade piers
  • capture and treat park rainwater runoff and improve water quality

John Hendry Park is arguably one of the most important parks on the Eastside (along with New Brighton Park), so it is crucial to get the right Master Plan in place. For more details on the proposed changes, please visit the Park Board webpage on the consultation process. There’s a good summary of the 31 draft directions in the following panel (click to enlarge):

John Hendry Park Renewal Proposed changes (click to enlarge)

The panels from the current consultation phase have been reproduced below:

Click to access info-boards-2021.pdf


Resources
https://shapeyourcity.ca/jhp
https://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/improving-john-hendry-park.aspx
Trout Lake Plan Open House April 15 (John Hendry Park Master Plan) (CityHallWatch, April 13, 2014)
Trout Lake Master Plan Open House Oct 19th (John Hendry Park) & photo gallery (CityHallWatch, October 17, 2013)
Trout Lake Master Plan on hold until 2015, decision pending off-leash dog area study (June 6, 2014, CityHallWatch)
Trout Lake Master Plan revealed. Raises ire of dog owners. Too timid? Online survey open until April 30th
(April 20, 2014, CityHallWatch)

3 thoughts on “Trout Lake Master Plan consultation extended until Dec 21st. Proposed changes to John Hendry Park include relocating farmers market, relocating bikeway, improved water quality. Artificial turf fields under consideration

  1. So they move a ball field 25M to make room for a bike lane. Are there other options? This plan is very ambitious. What are the cost/benefits?

    On Sun., Dec. 5, 2021, 2:28 p.m. CityHallWatch: Tools to engage

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