Adjacent to Renfrew Community Park, Renfrew Ravine is couched in the six-hectare Renfrew Ravine Park and is Vancouver’s last exposed natural ravine, and the longest remaining creek channel in the city. Our landscape architecture and construction services teams designed park improvements and managed construction for revitalizing the park and ravine spaces with enhancements that reinforce its ecological significance and increase accessibility and safety for pedestrians.
Redevelopments included upgrades to trail and wayfinding networks, improved access routes, new timber staircases, retaining walls, pedestrian bridges, and accessible walkways and boardwalks. Our team also designed an accessible steel-framed viewing platform for visitors to access and enjoy views of the creek, and replaced a parking area with a new off-leash dog park.
Considering the sensitive park environments throughout the project, our team restored and enhanced the local ecology by planting native vegetation, preserving the natural function and benefits of the creek, ravine, and parks. The completed improvements make the parks more accessible without impacting the local habitats and ecosystems.
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