Board of Parks and Recreation
Regular Board Meeting
Monday, March 20, 2006 at 7:00 pm


A recording of the Agenda is available at 604-257-8507.

  1. Minutes of the regular meeting of the Board held on Monday, March 06, 2006.

Parks and Recreation Planning Committee
Parks and Recreation Finance Committee
  1. Special Event Request - Red Bull Flugtag
    Staff report dated March 2, 2006 recommending that the Board approve the use of Creekside Park as a spectator area for the Red Bull Flugtag event on August 19, 2006 with all arrangements to the satisfaction of the General Manager.
    Appendix A - Vancouver Park Board - Special Event Policies
  2. Killarney Ice Rink and Lobby Reconstruction
    Staff report dated March 15, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A to D.
  3. Redevelopment of Existing Childcare Centre on the Delamont Park Site
    Staff report dated February 27, 2006 recommending that the Board approve the design for a new modular building for the Kitsilano Area Childcare Centre at 2041 West 6th Avenue to replace the existing portable as illustrated in Appendix A.
    Appendix A  [1.38Mb] - Site Development Plan
    Appendix B - Kits Area Daycare - Elevations
    Appendix C - Delamont Park
  4. Award of Percy Norman Aquatic Centre Design Contract
    Staff report dated March 9, 2006 recommending that the Board approve recommendations A and B.

1. The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Robertson,

WHEREAS the Park Board strives to create a balanced compromise between restraint and freedom for dogs and has worked to create a happy leisure experience for all;

WHEREAS dogs in an urban environment necessitate specific practices, rules and regulations so that we can all share public spaces;

WHEREAS it is estimated that less than one-third of dogs in Vancouver are licenced; and

WHEREAS the density and character of Vancouver's neighbourhoods have changed significantly;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Vancouver Park Board request staff to develop terms of reference and structure for a dog strategy task force, and report back on the membership and involvement with the Vancouver School Board, City Council, Commissioners, Park Board staff, and members of the public to fairly represent all views.

2. The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Robertson,

WHEREAS previous Park Boards approved the Playing Field Renewal Plan created in 2002 which outlined a strategy to address the playing field maintenance and supply concerns in Vancouver;

WHEREAS this report identified that 8% of city residents regularly participate in organized sports and further estimated that if 40% of Canadians became involved in regular physical activity, the net savings to health care would be $6.5 million per day;

WHEREAS this report called for an additional six artificial turf fields to be constructed on either Vancouver Park Board or Vancouver School Board land by 2011;

WHEREAS the residents of Vancouver approved the capital expenditure for the installation of two new artificial fields in the 2002-2005 Capital Plan; and

WHEREAS the residents of Vancouver approved the capital expenditure for the installation of one additional field in the 2006-2008 Capital Plan;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Park Board direct staff to immediately begin work on an additional field in 2006 and another in 2007 and report back on the locations and project schedules.

3. The following motion was put forward by Commissioner Herbert,

WHEREAS the Roundhouse Community Arts and Recreation Society has requested that the Park Board formally support the naming of the Canada Line station nearest to the Roundhouse as the "Yaletown-Roundhouse" Station;

WHEREAS the Roundhouse has a petition with over 700 names supporting this station name;

WHEREAS the Main Street Skytrain station was renamed Main Street Science World, and the Stadium Skytrain station was renamed Stadium Chinatown;

WHEREAS the Roundhouse is a hub for the City as a "public" arts facility specializing in community cultural development, and such events as Black History month, Asian Heritage month, Diwali, and the Winter Solstice celebrations draw thousands of people of all cultures all year; and

WHEREAS the Roundhouse was built in 1886 and became a central hub for the CPR operations in Vancouver when the CPR's rail yards were moved from Yale to this location - thus the name Yaletown arose;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Park Board formally endorse the Society's request and ask that City Council support the goal of having the Yaletown Canada Line station named "Yaletown Roundhouse Station".


THAT the Board later this evening go into a meeting which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2 of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraph:

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed revision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city if they were held in public.



NEXT MEETING: Monday, April 3, 2006 at 7:00 pm