Park Board Elections 2022

This is an unusual election cycle demonstrated by the lack of “All Candidates” election meetings for Park Board, Mayoral or City Council Candidates. Even worse, with the one exception of TEAM for a Livable Vancouver , none of the Party Web sites have contact information to allow contact with Party Candidates. Read the VGPA web site for Park Board election information ,

6 Replies to “Park Board Elections 2022”

  1. I would like to see a list of financial contributors/companies that give money to civic parties that want to re-purpose Langara or any other course in Vancouver.

  2. I wonder why no one has come up with a way to use the golf course for both golf and family recreation. Have the front first three holes available for picnics and family recreation after 3:00 pm on the weekends. Golfers last tee off would be 2:30 pm. Those holes would then be free to public access for the reminder of the day. We don’t need high rises to take away the green space.

    1. Hi Bill,
      Thanks for your comments. The challenge the Park Board face is with the number of sports facilities available and not so much with Park space. Facilities and playing fields are at a premium, park space for picnics and family gatherings are relatively plentiful. Take a ride around Queen Elizabeth Park from time to time to get a feel for the usage. South Vancouver is better served than any other PB region. Near capacity of the parks are rarely meet and then mostly only the waterfront. Golf like many sports is fully subscribed, the three championship courses are fully booked 30 days ahead from Dawn to Dusk. Down time at the courses is used for maintenance, back nine in the mornings and front nine in the evenings.

      The three courses serve Vancouver well, the biodiversity exceeds that of Pacific Spirit Park (and oddly Vandusen Botanical Park), mostly studies attribute the difference to undisturbed habitats.

  3. I wish there were neighbourhood opportunities for kids to learn golf the same as there are for most other sports. How can a kid know if they might like golf if they never get to try it. A simple hitting net, a place to chip and putt would be an easy addition to any park or school ground. Then a kid could try it and practice it before heading to a golf course. You can shoot basketball hoops, hit a tennis ball, play catch with a baseball or football, why not golf?

    1. Hi Dave,
      Good point…the Park Board in conjunction with BC Golf are collaborating on the ‘First Tee” program. This initiative is currently offered at selected Vancouver schools, I understand that it will continue to expand to other schools. You can find more information through this link.

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