What we have heard so far
Based on public open house and LetsTalkRichmond survey results, this is what we know:
How and where I arrive at Minoru Park and what areas I visit
I think the balance between Active and Informal uses in Minoru Park should...
If the Lakes are renewed, I would like to see them...
I place the following importance on these aspects of Minoru Park...
Staff and Stakeholder Workshop key findings
I value the following aspects of Minoru Park...
- It is a great place for walking
- It provides a wide range of activities for all ages
- It is an important sanctuary and place for respite within the City Centre
- It has high quality, well-used sports facilities
- The lakes are a key park feature and provide an important connection to water and nature
- People have strong memories of and connections to the park
I am concerned about the following at Minoru Park...
- the park is fragmented, incoherent, and lacks a distinctive character
- It lacks a sense of arrival
- The pedestrian circulation is disjointed
- The site is challenging to navigate
- Pedestrian safety and access through parking areas is challenging
- Adjacent uses within the park are not always complimentary
- The playground is small and difficult to access
- It can be unclear about which areas and facilities are part of the park and that the lakes area exists
- Balancing safety in the north area of the park with a desire to maintain its tranquil nature
My vision of an ideal Minoru Park would include...
- A distinctive “Minoru Park” identity
- Identifiable, inviting entry points that provide a sense of arrival
- Well connected walking circuits/ loops within the park and improved connections around/to the park
- Improved wayfinding and interpretive signage
- More informal and multi-use areas that accommodate a wide range of activities year round
- Better integration with adjacent site uses