It’s a small space but it could be used to house Syrian refugees.
A motion to convert some of those cottage-like caretaker homes around parks in Vancouver isn’t off the table.
The idea has been referred to staff but new chair Sarah Kirby-Yung says the park board wants to do more.
“We want them to take a look at that. But we don’t want to limit our efforts to simply just one way at looking to help refugees. We think there’s more than one way, whether it’s the extensions of leisure access to passes to access our parks, facilities, and community centers and the great programs that we offer”.
Kirby-Yung says she expects staff will take quick action in making a decision but no specific timeline has been given.
Also on the docket, planning a trip to a park will be much easier.
An online site map that clearly illustrates information like accessibility, events, and parking of all Vancouver parks and facilities is also in the works.
“That’s an important part of it, in terms of providing information so that people can plan their trips in advance and know if they’re going to have the facilities they need when they get there. That passed unanimously by the board, they’re very supportive of this work”.
A complete list online is set for June 2018.