Regional parks visitation continues to grow and Metro Vancouver has projects underway throughout the system to expand access, improve the park visitor experience, and protect and enhance the natural environment.
At Grouse Mountain Regional Park in North Vancouver, implementation of the 2018 park management plan is underway and will continue through to 2024. The project, funded in part by a $2.5 million Investing in Canada Infrastructure grant, includes upgrades to the Grouse Grind Trail and BCMC route, an expanded trailhead, new connector trails and ecological restoration.
In north Coquitlam, the process to design, develop and open Widgeon Marsh Regional Park is moving forward. Metro Vancouver is working closely with First Nations, the City of Coquitlam, and technical experts to plan park development and ecological enhancements. The project will begin in 2021 and be complete in 2023.
At Campbell Valley Regional Park in the Township of Langley, the 2020 park management plan is being implemented and will continue through 2024. The project will include an expanded perimeter trail, new open space, ecological enhancements and day use amenities.
These projects and others help make the regional parks system more resilient and ensure important ecosystems are protected while providing new opportunities for visitors to connect with nature and each other.