In 2018, Binnie began work to generate a complete park master plan for the revitalization of the partially developed 6.5-acre park at the centre of a rapidly developing neighbourhood in west-central Langley near Brydon Lagoon. Two-thirds of the park was developed to offer a grass playfield and ball diamond, sports court area, children’s play area, small washroom building and gravel parking lot.
Binnie worked with the City to generate two park concepts that expanded the program to offer flexible, multi-purpose park areas for gathering and socializing as well as amenities to serve a more diverse range of park users currently and in the future. Priority improvements include a dog off-leash area, open grassed areas with shelters for formal and informal events, group picnicking, gatherings and socializing, a community table, an expanded play area to offer more for young and school-aged children, a water park, a youth activity area to include a sports court, skateable activity and games area, beach volleyball, new washroom, onsite parking and wooded looped park pathways. The park development will be phased to ultimately optimize the park program and use. The first phase to develop the much-needed dog off-leash area and park trail system was designed to be integrated into the wooded area, where existing groups of trees and understory have been retained taking advantage to enhance programmed areas, pathways and enjoy the existing natural park qualities. The dog off-leash area and connecting trail system were designed to integrate with existing grades to retain as many trees as possible but also to balance cut and fill. Stormwater design focused on low impact approach using grassed and planted bioswales to slow and infiltrate surface runoff. The first phase was completed in 2020.
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