The natural pond and marsh area called The Sanctuary opened in 1999. Already the lake, waterplants, islands and still-fragile landscaping attract bird life into the park. The neighbourhood to the south of Hastings Park was one of the first in the city to receive separated waste and stormwater sewers. The Vancouver Engineering department has enthusiastically collaborated on the project of guiding the stormwaters from this area into the Sanctuary marsh, where the water is cleansed through a sophisticated biofiltration system.
Eventually, this water will run into Hastings Creek which will deliver the water clean into the salt marsh which is planned at New Brighton Park along Burrard Inlet. The ultimate dream is to have fish return to this long buried urban creek, once daylighted. This type of environmentally sustainable system is very much the focus of the regreening project.
- May 27th: Conservancy to Participate in Joint Presentation to Park Board
- Urgent: May 2nd come to City-sponsored Open House, take back Hastings Park!
- NEW DATE: May 2nd at 7pm (rescheduled from April 25th): City Open House on Hastings Park Governance
- April 28th: Annual General Meeting of Hastings Park Conservancy
- April 15th: Community Meeting on Hastings Park Governance
- Letter from HPC Board to City re: Fishing in the Sanctuary at Hastings Park
- Letter from COPE to Mayor and Council re: Hastings Park Governance
- Submit Your Input on Hastings Park: Deadline is Monday, March 18th!