“These improvements to Stanley Park demonstrate how effective a strong partnership between municipal and federal governments can be,” said Mayor Robertson. “Stanley Park is not only Vancouver’s first park but is recognized globally as one of the greatest parks in the world, attracting people year-round. Our investments will make Stanley Park an even better place for visitors and residents alike.”
12 million dollars from the City of Vancouver and the Government of Canada’s Infrastructure Stimulus Fund were earmarked to repair masonry and repave sections of the seawall throughout the park and English Bay, as well as upgrade the Malkin Bowl Performance Centre, Stanley Park Pavilion and Fieldhouse, and to repair roadways.
“Stanley Park is the green heart of Vancouver, but maintaining this urban paradise is expensive,” said Chair Jasper. “The funding was much appreciated and went towards upgrading important park services and features such as the iconic seawall. Residents and visitors to Stanley Park will enjoy the benefits for years to come.”
The upgrade is sure to be popular with locals and tourists alike investigating the park on the heels of Spacing Magazine’s ranking the Stanley Park Seawall as Canada’s Top Public Space.
Photo: Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Aaron Jasper, Vancouver Park Board Chair, and the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, at Second Beach in Stanley Park to participate in the ceremonial ribbon-cutting earlier today.