Hume Park Master Plan

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Through the many phases of this project, we acknowledge that New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halkomelem speaking peoples. We acknowledge that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land. As a City, we are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.


Project Update, May 2022: On May 9, Council adopted the final Hume Park Master Plan! Click here to view the Council meeting recording, and click here to read the final plan.


Read the Engagement Results!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the final (Phase 3) online survey and throughout this project. Your input has been invaluable to developing the long-term master plan for Hume Park that meets the needs of the community. Click here to review the engagement summary report, and click here for the verbatim input report.

The finalized master plan report will be presented to City Council in May 2022.


ABOUT HUME PARK

Established in 1912, Hume Park is a 31.72 acre park located at 660 East Columbia Street in the Sapperton Neighbourhood. Its unique topography defines a distinct Lower Hume and Upper Hume Park and its variety of natural amenities and recreational facilities enable the park to serve as both a passive and active recreational destination while the Brunette River provides valuable aquatic and wildlife habitat. With ecologically sensitive areas, aging infrastructure and future adjacent development, Hume Park faces challenges to balance a variety of user needs and interests to continue to serve the community.


WHAT WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE

The Hume Park Master Plan will be a 20 year, long term vision for Hume Park that will provide direction to the Parks and Recreation Department by identifying priorities for implementation of improvements.

The purpose of the master plan study is to identify community priorities for the park while ensuring compatibility of current and future uses and efficiency of the overall park layout within the context of preserving ecologically sensitive areas along the Brunette River. With a community-vetted master plan in hand, the department will be well equipped to efficiently and effectively allocate future Capital Project funds as they become available.


WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

We will be posting project updates, Open House dates and other opportunities for feedback on this site so check back often.

You can also subscribe on STAY INFORMED to receive updates about the next opportunity to provide input.




Through the many phases of this project, we acknowledge that New Westminster is on the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Halkomelem speaking peoples. We acknowledge that colonialism has made invisible their histories and connections to the land. As a City, we are learning and building relationships with the people whose lands we are on.


Project Update, May 2022: On May 9, Council adopted the final Hume Park Master Plan! Click here to view the Council meeting recording, and click here to read the final plan.


Read the Engagement Results!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the final (Phase 3) online survey and throughout this project. Your input has been invaluable to developing the long-term master plan for Hume Park that meets the needs of the community. Click here to review the engagement summary report, and click here for the verbatim input report.

The finalized master plan report will be presented to City Council in May 2022.


ABOUT HUME PARK

Established in 1912, Hume Park is a 31.72 acre park located at 660 East Columbia Street in the Sapperton Neighbourhood. Its unique topography defines a distinct Lower Hume and Upper Hume Park and its variety of natural amenities and recreational facilities enable the park to serve as both a passive and active recreational destination while the Brunette River provides valuable aquatic and wildlife habitat. With ecologically sensitive areas, aging infrastructure and future adjacent development, Hume Park faces challenges to balance a variety of user needs and interests to continue to serve the community.


WHAT WE HOPE TO ACHIEVE

The Hume Park Master Plan will be a 20 year, long term vision for Hume Park that will provide direction to the Parks and Recreation Department by identifying priorities for implementation of improvements.

The purpose of the master plan study is to identify community priorities for the park while ensuring compatibility of current and future uses and efficiency of the overall park layout within the context of preserving ecologically sensitive areas along the Brunette River. With a community-vetted master plan in hand, the department will be well equipped to efficiently and effectively allocate future Capital Project funds as they become available.


WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

We will be posting project updates, Open House dates and other opportunities for feedback on this site so check back often.

You can also subscribe on STAY INFORMED to receive updates about the next opportunity to provide input.


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    Have the concept of multi purpose building facility taken into consideration to re-lace outdoor swimming pool?

    Haribon asked 7 months ago

    While decisions regarding changes to the Outdoor Pool are not within the scope of the Hume Park Master Plan, the multi-purpose building does consider provision for change rooms, washrooms, storage and concession. The scope of the Master Plan will include 1) documentation of community responses/preference for the future of the outdoor pool; and 2) space within the park allocated to Aquatics/ Waterplay Zone which includes opportunities for a variety of potential future amenities such as an outdoor pool, wading pool, spray park, patio and/or urban beach.  Following adoption of the Master Plan, staff from the Parks and Recreation Department will launch a separate community engagement process dedicated to planning for the future Aquatics/ Waterplay Zone.

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    What is the plan for parking? With all of the proposed 'improvements', there will be more traffic. The reality is that people use cars to picnic in the park. Parking issues need to be addressed and paid parking installed and enforced.

    Pebbles asked about 1 year ago

    Parking is a consideration of the Master Plan study. As Hume Park has a limited land area, allocating park space for parking would reduce land available for natural/green space and programming, and is not considered a preferred outcome. If the demand for parking around the park increases, the City will consider options to accommodate park users in existing and future on-street areas. The Master Plan will consider options to support park users to reach the park on foot, by bike, by transit, and by carpool to reduce the demand for parking space.

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    Are there any updates on the Hume park home school to become a middle school and how that might impact the park plan?

    KATHY asked about 1 year ago

    The City works closely with the School District, which is responsible for development of schools. City staff have had early conversations with the School District regarding plans for a new school at 522 Fader Street. Any future plans for this site will be an important consideration for the Hume Park Master Plan. In addition to ongoing discussions with city staff, the School District will also be invited, as a stakeholder, to participated in the Master Plan process.

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    I would like to know if Hume Park has contemplated the installation of covered tennis courts. Tennis in this area has increased greatly in demand. The small club at New Westm,inster is an outdoor court and we really need to have covered courts for winter use. This would be a City run booking system just like they have in Surrey but a great way to generate revenue.

    amelia asked about 1 year ago

    Thank you for the suggestion! In phase 1 of the Hume Park Master Plan study, we want to hear from residents about what they would like to see and do in Hume Park, including tennis or anything else you would like to see in this park. 

    Please also consider joining us at the Online Public Open House #1 on Thursday, May 11th at 6:30pm and come back to this site after the open house for additional ways to provide feedback.

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    Are there any tennis courts at Hume Park? Do they have lighting? How many? Are they free for public use?

    ameliaweatherbe@outlook.com asked about 1 year ago

    Hume Park has three tennis courts in Upper Hume. They are unlit and are available for public use from dawn until dusk. You can learn more about the public facilities at Hume Park and other New Westminster community parks at https://www.newwestcity.ca/parks-and-recreation/parks/community-parks.

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    Will the site analysis explore traditional Indigenous uses of this land? It would be important to interpret this in future park redevelopment plans.

    twopapasnowaiting asked about 1 year ago

    The Parks and Recreation Department is currently engaging with local First Nations and an Urban Indigenous group on traditional (current and past) uses of this land. We agree, it is important to integrate these stories and uses into the Master Plan for Hume Park.

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    Are there any plans to interconnect parks in New West via trails and side walks. Side walks can be painted with specific color to indicate the path way.

    sid asked about 1 year ago

    Generally speaking, improved pedestrian and bicycle connections to (and through) New Westminster’s parks and open space system is a goal within the Parks & Recreation Comprehensive Plan, the Master Transportation Plan, and the Sapperton & Massey-Victory Heights Transportation Plan.

     

    In addition to the two regional greenways (Central Valley Greenway (CVG) and the Brunette/Fraser Regional Greenway (BFRG)) that extend into Hume Park, a comprehensive review of the existing entrances, trails, pathways and sidewalk connections to Hume Park will be a key consideration in developing a Master Plan for the park.

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    Will we be able to request specific facilities at the Zoom meeting? for instance, I would like to see better Pickleball courts at Hume park

    Marbo asked about 1 year ago

    Yes! The purpose of the first virtual public open house will be two part, to  present what we know about the park and to hear from residents about what they would like to see and do in Hume Park, including Pickleball courts or anything else you would like to see in this park.

Page last updated: 18 May 2022, 01:59 PM