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Hume Park Master Plan
The New Westminster Parks and Recreation Department has undertaken a master plan study to develop a long term plan for the future evolution of Hume Park.

Background

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 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.

The Hume Park Master Plan will provide direction to the Parks and Recreation Department by identifying priorities for implementation of improvements. 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.

Process

Phase 1 – Inventory and Analysis

In 2018, engaged consultants to begin the master plan study with the inventory and analysis phase. Phase 1 included:

  • Existing park conditions
  • Park programming and uses
  • Park’s relationship and connectivity to pedestrian, cycling, and transit routes
  • Natural environment of the Brunette River
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the riparian habitat of the Brunette River

Next Steps

Phase 2 – Needs Assessment and Park Programming

Phase 2 began in late 2019 and will apply the inventory and analysis to identify park needs and develop a program for the park. Phase 2 is anticipated to last six months and involve the following consultation and engagement opportunities:

Invited Stakeholder Workshop – February 5, 2020

Public Open House #1: Site Analysis, Programming and Needs – May 2020

Consultation with Mayor’s Task Force and Advisory Committee

Presentation to Council for endorsement

Phase 3 – Master Plan

Based on Phase 2 feedback and direction from Council, the park Master Plan will be developed in Phase 3. Phase 3 is anticipated to last six months and involve the following consultation and engagement opportunities:

Invited Stakeholder Workshop

Public Open House #2: Functional Programming and Schematic Designs – Fall 2020

Public Open House #3: Draft Master Plan – Winter 2020/21

Consultation with Mayor’s Task Force and Advisory Committee

Presentation to Council for endorsement

We Want to Hear From You

Tell us what you think! We invite park users, residents, business owners and anyone who has an interest in Hume Park to provide feedback and to share their ideas for the future of the park!

Please check back to this site for updates on Public Open Houses, Pop-up Events and other opportunities to provide input. We will also announce events at City facilities, social media and local media.

Learn More

Documents

Inventory and Analysis Condensed Draft 

Hume Park Environmental Overview Assessment Draft 

Further Information

History - https://www.newwestcity.ca/database/files/library/Hume_Park_History_Sept_2011.pdf

Sapperton Green – https://www.newwestcity.ca/planning-building-and-development/projects-on-the-go/articles/3519.php