Park Board info session Oct 25 (Thurs) on BC Hydro plans to bury power cables in Nelson Park for West End substation

Park Board info events on BC Hydro Station Nelson Park Oct 2019We are sharing information here from the Vancouver Park Board.

Park Board staff were in Nelson Park on Oct 19 to inform park users about BC Hydro’s request to bury underground power cables in Nelson Park. A second event is set as follows:

October 24, 2019 (Thurs), 5 to 8 pm
St. Paul’s Church, Lower Hall, 1130 Jervis St, Vancouver, BC
Drop in format, with presentations at 5:30 and 7 pm, followed by discussion.

The purpose is to share updated findings about how the proposal may affect Nelson Park in the short-term and long-term, and talk with community members. Learn more about the Park Board’s study and share your comments.

The Vancouver Park Board is undertaking an independent study ( following the Vancouver School Board’s June 2018 acceptance of BC Hydro’s proposal to construct an underground electrical substation ( at the Lord Roberts Annex School site adjacent to Nelson Park.

BC Hydro is currently seeking permission from the Vancouver Park Board to bury underground power cables through Nelson Park to connect the planned West End Substation to the existing electrical system. The Park Board would like to understand the potential effects to Nelson Park. In 2020, Park Board staff will report back to the Park Board Commissioners to help inform the Commissioners’ decision regarding BC Hydro’s request.

BC Hydro west end substation map Nelson Park Oct 2019

Spread the Word
Nelson Park is a valued community asset in the heart of the West End. How to maintain this park for neighbourhood use and enjoyment is the focus of the Park Board Study over the coming months. Community perspectives are essential to this process. Please help spread the word.

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Project Contact
Alexandre Man-Bourdon
Landscape Architect | Park Development
Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation
2099 Beach Avenue, Vancouver, BC

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