With the objective that all people and communities in Vancouver deserve the right to access quality parks, recreation, and nature, the City of Vancouver sought a new vision of General Brock Park to address the challenge of social inequity and serve the current and future communities in the neighbourhood. Brock Park lacked accessibility, had minimal urban forest canopy, and was not meeting demands for low-barrier recreation. The City retained LEES + Associates to develop and implement a vision for the park and its existing park features of passive open space, a traditional playground, and a perimeter walking trail.
Informed by a thorough public engagement strategy, our team developed a new park design to enhance biodiversity, improve ecosystem viability, and expand Vancouver’s urban forest. The design was also informed by CPTED principles, universal accessible design, and landscape resiliency strategies.