Located at the end of South Runway off of Russ Baker Way, Flight Path Park is a favourite gathering place for Sea Island neighbours, plane-spotters, airport employees and visitors. With this in mind, Vancouver Airport Authority is exploring ways to enhance this park site in 2013.
On February 2, the Airport Authority organized a community open house to gather ideas for park improvements from its neighbours. To date, we have received many great ideas submitted at the open house and via email. This feedback will help us develop concepts for Flight Path Park upgrades.
A second community open house is scheduled for Saturday, March 9, between 1 and 3 p.m. at The Spirit of Haida Gwaii: Jade Canoe sculpture on the Departures Level of the International Terminal. There, the Airport Authority will present a few concepts developed in response to initial community ideas. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback, which will help refine the final design. Construction is set to begin in late Spring, with project completion expected by late Fall.
We welcome all feedback on this project, as well as ideas for a proposed park site at the east end of the North Runway. Stay up-to-date with this project through our website, or send your ideas by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.