The Vancouver Park Board says it is increasing security in Stanley Park after police issued a public warning following two elderly men being attacked.
Chair Michael Wiebe says the VPD will be patrolling the seawall from dusk until the park closes at 11p.m.
“There will be four officers, and we’ll also have extra park rangers.”
He says another issue that raised concerns was the number of needles being found in the park.
Wiebe says that was another incentive to bring in more park rangers.
“We’ve already spent an extra half million this year on rangers but we might even look at increasing that funding because of the issues that have happened in the this last month.”
Wiebe says the police and park rangers will be working closely together with Park Board staff and community members as well.