What is a Master Plan?
A park master plan outlines appropriate future park uses and development using a 10-20 year vision. A master plan is conceptual in nature and does not include detailed design, although it sets up the framework for when and how these improvements may occur.
How will the master plan be used?
The final Queen’s Park Master Plan will be used by City Council and Staff to:
- Establish a guiding vision for the park;
- Identify opportunities for park improvements based on community needs;
- Guide phased park development and upgrades in a logical manner as budgets allow;
- Ensure new park development is undertaken in accordance with the long term master plan; and
- Enhance the park’s beauty, character and flora and fauna.
When is this happening?
The target date for completing the Queen's Park Master Plan is Fall 2012. We invite you to provide direct input, track the process, and attend all public events. We will continue to announce events on this site, so please check back often.
How do I tell you what I think?
This website will provide up to date information, background materials and postings for upcoming events to keep in touch with the progress. You can contribute your ideas by:
b) Write us at 600 Eighth Street, New Westminster, BC, V3M 3S2
c) Watch for details on the Stakeholder Design Charrette in April!
The Ideas Event, held on March 10th, was the first public event for the Queen’s Park Master Plan and was an opportunity to hear from Queen’s Park users, share park stories and discuss ideas for a future vision of Queen’s Park.
Thank you to everyone who joined us and contributed with ideas, questions and input! This information will be used to develop preliminary program directions and conceptual ideas for Queen’s Park.
Queen's Park Master Plan Project Information
Click here for a PDF document summarizing the objectives, timeline, history, current status, values and future vision for the Queen's Park Master Plan project.
The Community Design Charrette was an opportunity for staff, consultants, public and stakeholders to interactively explore and refine the many excellent park suggestions from the Ideas Event and public survey into draft Master Plan directions.
The May 2nd Design Charrette Open House reviewed ideas, vision and plans completed at the Community Design Charrette. Here is a summary of results to date:
- Design Charrette Summary Report, May 24, 2012
- Option 'A' - Draft Ideas & Direction
- Option 'B' - Draft Ideas & Direction
Queen's Park Master Plan Open House
A Draft Master Plan Open House was held on June 27, 2012 at the Queen’s Park Arena to review the Draft Master Plan and seek participant feedback on their level of support for the proposed directions and future priorities and investments for Queen’s Park.
The public input portion of the Master Plan is now closed. Thank you to everyone who provided their ideas and priorities. All feedback received will be used in Master Plan presented to Council in the fall. Please return to this page for future updates.
About Queen's Park
Queen’s Park, established in 1888, is a 30.8-hectare (75 acre) park serving City residents and visitors. The park has a strong history and has evolved over the past 124 years on an ad-hoc basis to meet historical needs resulting in a unique collection of park features that had limited planning resulting in a need for improvement.
To ensure that Queen's Park remains a vital community space, a master plan is needed to ensure renewal and improvements will effectively develop the park and serve future generations.
Current park facilities include an:
- sports fields
- tennis courts
- children’s playground
- petting farm
- picnic shelters
- perimeter trail
- parks maintenance yard
- banquet rental facility
- off-leash dog area
- community theatre
- art gallery
- other small park amenities