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A presentation to the Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism CommitteeCity of SurreyFebruary 20, 2013Goldstone Park

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Thanks To This CommitteeFor a Great Park with So Many Amenities !The playground, water park, ball courts and walking paths are all heavily utilized by the neighbourhood year round.

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History of Goldstone

Circa 1920 the Goldstone family settled in Surrey and cleared many acres in the area now known as Panorama. Today, Goldstone Park is located within those lands.

Goldstone neighbourhood parkOnce Surrey Parks established the demand for facilities, additional land had to be acquired to support those facilities3

History of Goldstone

In 2002 the City began to acquire land for a future park site near 146 Street and 58 Avenue.

Goldstone neighbourhood parkOnce Surrey Parks established the demand for facilities, additional land had to be acquired to support those facilities4

History of Goldstone

In 2002 the City began to acquire land for a future park site near 146 Street and 58 Avenue.In 2004 the City found it necessary to acquire additional land in order to accommodate the many amenities proposed for this park site.

Goldstone neighbourhood parkOnce Surrey Parks established the demand for facilities, additional land had to be acquired to support those facilities5

History of Goldstone

In 2002 the City began to acquire land for a future park site near 146 Street and 58 Avenue.In 2004 the City found it necessary to acquire additional land in order to accommodate the many amenities proposed for this park site.Surrey Council approved the park concept plan in 2005.The park would be constructed in phases.

Goldstone neighbourhood parkOnce Surrey Parks established the demand for facilities, additional land had to be acquired to support those facilities6

History of Goldstone

In 2002 the City began to acquire land for a future park site near 146 Street and 58 Avenue.In 2004 the City found it necessary to acquire additional land in order to accommodate the many amenities proposed for this park site.Surrey Council approved the park concept plan in 2005.The park would be constructed in phases.Construction progressed over a 3-year period

Goldstone neighbourhood parkOnce Surrey Parks established the demand for facilities, additional land had to be acquired to support those facilities7

History of Goldstone

The childrens play area was the final amenity to be installed, and it was completed in 2008.

Goldstone neighbourhood parkOnce Surrey Parks established the demand for facilities, additional land had to be acquired to support those facilities8

Today

The park is fully developed with two soccer fields, a walking loop, a playground, a washroom, two tennis courts, a basketball court, 80 parking spaces, tree preservation and landscaped buffers.

Goldstone neighbourhood parkDiscuss heavy usageHome to soccer teams, and the fields are used many weekends of the year.The parking lot is filled most Saturdays and SundaysThe tennis courts are used year round for not only tennis, but for roller skating and street hockeySimilarly the basketball court is used year round, not only for basketball, bit again for roller skating and street hockeySingles couples and groups use the walking paths daily. I am a runner and I run the path regularly.Some days there can be more than 10 people making the circuit at any one time.My grandchildren play in the playground and in the waterpark

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Today

Due to the extensive amenities provided, Goldstone Park is considered by Surrey Parks to be Over Programmed according to standards used by park planning professionals. There is no available space for further amenities.

Goldstone neighbourhood parkDiscuss heavy usageHome to soccer teams, and the fields are used many weekends of the year.The parking lot is filled most Saturdays and SundaysThe tennis courts are used year round for not only tennis, but for roller skating and street hockeySimilarly the basketball court is used year round, not only for basketball, bit again for roller skating and street hockeySingles couples and groups use the walking paths daily. I am a runner and I run the path regularly.Some days there can be more than 10 people making the circuit at any one time.My grandchildren play in the playground and in the waterpark

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Process A July 2012 Petition has resulted in plans to construct an enclosed picnic Shelter at Goldstone ParkThe Agendafor Tonights Presentation

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Process A July 2012 Petition has resulted in plans to construct an enclosed picnic Shelter at Goldstone ParkFootprint The Existing Footprint at Goldstone Park is already over-programmed and residents are concernedThe Agendafor Tonights Presentation

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Process A July 2012 Petition has resulted in plans to construct an enclosed picnic Shelter at Goldstone ParkFootprint The Existing Footprint at Goldstone Park is already over-programmed and residents are concernedPetition A second Petition put forward by residents opposed to construction of a picnic shelter is presented tonightThe Agendafor Tonights Presentation

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Process A July 2012 Petition has resulted in plans to construct an enclosed picnic Shelter at Goldstone ParkFootprint The Existing Footprint at Goldstone Park is already over-programmed and residents are concernedPetition A second Petition put forward by residents opposed to construction of a picnic shelter is presented tonightMuch time and effort has been put into tonights presentation by many volunteers, because we care about our parkThe Agendafor Tonights Presentation

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The First Petition

On July 25, 2012 the City received a petition requesting the construction of a further amenity for Goldstone Park.

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The First Petition

On July 25, 2012 the City received a petition requesting the construction of a further amenity for Goldstone Park.

The Petition requested construction of two covered picnic sheds that would each seat 40 to 50 persons

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The First Petition

On July 25, 2012 the City received a petition requesting the construction of a further amenity for Goldstone Park.

The petition had 157 signatures The Petition requested construction of two covered picnic sheds that would each seat 40 to 50 persons

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Analysis by Surrey Parks

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Analysis by Surrey Parks

Surrey Parks determined that two large shelters were not appropriate for Goldstone, and instead they decided to propose the installation of smaller shelters to the community.

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Analysis by Surrey Parks

Surrey Parks determined that two large shelters were not appropriate for Goldstone, and instead they decided to propose the installation of smaller shelters to the community. These 2 open shelters were proposed to the neighbourhoodBy Surrey Parks as examples of possible shelters

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The Survey

Surrey Parks determined that a survey of the neighbourhood should be undertaken to determine the wishes of the residents

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The SurveySurrey Parks indicated that the survey was sent to 480 households in a 700 Metre radius of Goldstone Park

700Metres

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The SurveySurrey Parks indicated that the survey was sent to 480 households in a 700 Metre radius of Goldstone Park

700Metres

The survey proposed small covered picnic tables, and provided sample photos

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The SurveySurrey Parks indicated that the survey was sent to 480 households in a 700 Metre radius of Goldstone ParkMany residents within that radius have since advised that they did not receive the survey, and therefore did not have an opportunity to participate

700Metres

The survey proposed small covered picnic tables, and provided sample photos

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The SurveySurrey Parks indicated that the survey was sent to 480 households in a 700 Metre radius of Goldstone ParkMany residents within that radius have since advised that they did not receive the survey, and therefore did not have an opportunity to participateThe Survey did not disclose that Goldstone was considered to be over programmed by park planning standards, and that there actually was no room for additional amenities.

700Metres

The survey proposed small covered picnic tables, and provided sample photos

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Of the 480 households surveyed, 230 responded 48%Parks staff has indicated that based on historical data, this was a strong response The Survey ResultsThe Survey Results

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Of the 480 households surveyed, 230 responded 48%OPPOSED 49%

IN FAVOUR 51%

Parks staff has indicated that based on historical data, this was a strong response The Survey ResultsThe Survey Results

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Of the 480 households surveyed, 230 responded 48%OPPOSED 49%

IN FAVOUR 51%

Parks staff has indicated that based on historical

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