Goldstone Park Picnic Shelter

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A presentation to the Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee
City of Surrey
February 20, 2013
by the Goldstone Neighbours Committee

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Goldstone Park Picnic Shelter

  1. 1. Goldstone ParkA presentation to the Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee City of Surrey February 20, 2013 Goldstone neighbourhood park
  2. 2. Thanks To This Committee For 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. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  3. 3. History of GoldstoneCirca 1920 the Goldstone family settled in Surrey andcleared many acres in the area now known as Panorama.Today, Goldstone Park is located within those lands. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  4. 4. History of GoldstoneIn 2002 the City began to acquire land for a futurepark site near 146 Street and 58 Avenue. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  5. 5. History of GoldstoneIn 2002 the City began to acquire land for a futurepark site near 146 Street and 58 Avenue.In 2004 the City found it necessary to acquireadditional land in order to accommodate the manyamenities proposed for this park site. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  6. 6. History of GoldstoneIn 2002 the City began to acquire land for a futurepark site near 146 Street and 58 Avenue.In 2004 the City found it necessary to acquireadditional land in order to accommodate the manyamenities proposed for this park site.Surrey Council approved the park concept plan in 2005.The park would be constructed in phases. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  7. 7. History of GoldstoneIn 2002 the City began to acquire land for a futurepark site near 146 Street and 58 Avenue.In 2004 the City found it necessary to acquireadditional land in order to accommodate the manyamenities 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 park
  8. 8. History of GoldstoneThe children’s play area was the final amenity to beinstalled, and it was completed in 2008. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  9. 9. TodayThe park is fully developed withtwo soccer fields, a walking loop,a playground, a washroom, twotennis courts, a basketball court,80 parking spaces, treepreservation and landscapedbuffers. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  10. 10. TodayDue to the extensive amenitiesprovided, Goldstone Park isconsidered by Surrey Parks tobe “Over Programmed” accordingto standards used by parkplanning professionals. There isno available space for furtheramenities. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  11. 11. The Agenda for Tonight’s Presentation• Process – A July 2012 Petition has resulted in plans to construct an enclosed picnic Shelter at Goldstone Park Goldstone neighbourhood park
  12. 12. The Agenda for Tonight’s Presentation• Process – A July 2012 Petition has resulted in plans to construct an enclosed picnic Shelter at Goldstone Park• Footprint – The Existing Footprint at Goldstone Park is already over-programmed and residents are concerned Goldstone neighbourhood park
  13. 13. The Agenda for Tonight’s Presentation• Process – A July 2012 Petition has resulted in plans to construct an enclosed picnic Shelter at Goldstone Park• Footprint – The Existing Footprint at Goldstone Park is already over-programmed and residents are concerned• Petition – A second Petition put forward by residents opposed to construction of a picnic shelter is presented tonight Goldstone neighbourhood park
  14. 14. The Agenda for Tonight’s Presentation• Process – A July 2012 Petition has resulted in plans to construct an enclosed picnic Shelter at Goldstone Park• Footprint – The Existing Footprint at Goldstone Park is already over-programmed and residents are concerned• Petition – A second Petition put forward by residents opposed to construction of a picnic shelter is presented tonight• Much time and effort has been put into tonight’s presentation by many volunteers, because we care about our park Goldstone neighbourhood park
  15. 15. The First PetitionOn July 25, 2012 the City received a petition requesting the construction of a further amenity for Goldstone Park. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  16. 16. 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 Goldstone neighbourhood park
  17. 17. 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• The petition had 157 signatures Goldstone neighbourhood park
  18. 18. Analysis by Surrey Parks Goldstone neighbourhood park
  19. 19. Analysis by Surrey ParksSurrey 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. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  20. 20. Analysis by Surrey ParksSurrey 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 neighbourhood By Surrey Parks as examples of possible shelters Goldstone neighbourhood park
  21. 21. The Survey Surrey Parks determined that a survey ofthe neighbourhood should be undertaken to determine the wishes of the residents Goldstone neighbourhood park
  22. 22. The Survey Surrey Parks indicated that the survey was sent to 480 households in a 700 Metre radius of Goldstone Park 700Metres Goldstone neighbourhood park
  23. 23. The Survey Surrey Parks indicated that the survey was sent to 480 households in a 700 Metre radius of Goldstone Park The survey proposed small covered picnic tables, and provided sample photos 700Metres Goldstone neighbourhood park
  24. 24. The Survey Surrey Parks indicated that the survey was sent to 480 households in a 700 Metre radius of Goldstone Park The survey proposed small covered picnic tables, and provided sample photos 700Metres Many residents within that radius have since advised that they did not receive the survey, and therefore did not have an opportunity to participate Goldstone neighbourhood park
  25. 25. The Survey Surrey Parks indicated that the survey was sent to 480 households in a 700 Metre radius of Goldstone Park The survey proposed small covered picnic tables, and provided sample photos 700Metres Many residents within that radius have since advised that they did not receive the survey, and therefore did not have an opportunity to participate The 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. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  26. 26. The Survey Results Of the 480 households surveyed, 230 responded – 48%Parks staff has indicated that based on historical data, this was a strong response Goldstone neighbourhood park
  27. 27. The Survey Results Of the 480 households surveyed, 230 responded – 48%Parks staff has indicated that based on historical data, this was a strong response OPPOSED 49% IN FAVOUR ✔ 51% Goldstone neighbourhood park
  28. 28. The Survey Results Of the 480 households surveyed, 230 responded – 48%Parks staff has indicated that based on historical data, this was a strong response OPPOSED 49% IN FAVOUR ✔ 51% AND… of all the homeowners adjacent to the park OPPOSED 70% Goldstone neighbourhood park
  29. 29. The Report to Committee On October 10, 2012 Surrey Parks reported to this committee that…• A petition requesting construction of 2 covered shelters had been received Goldstone neighbourhood park
  30. 30. The Report to Committee On October 10, 2012 Surrey Parks reported to this committee that…• A petition requesting construction of 2 covered shelters had been received• emails and phone calls had also been received registering strong opposition to the covered shelter concept Goldstone neighbourhood park
  31. 31. The Report to Committee On October 10, 2012 Surrey Parks reported to this committee that…• Surrey Parks had distributed a survey to neighbouring residents proposing smaller shelters, which determined the neighbourhood was evenly split (51% to 49%) Goldstone neighbourhood park
  32. 32. The Report to Committee On October 10, 2012 Surrey Parks reported to this committee that…• Surrey Parks had distributed a survey to neighbouring residents proposing smaller shelters, which determined the neighbourhood was evenly split (51% to 49%)• 70% of residents living directly adjacent to the park were opposed to covered shelters Goldstone neighbourhood park
  33. 33. The Report to Committee On October 10, 2012 Surrey Parks reported to this committee that…• Surrey Parks had distributed a survey to neighbouring residents proposing smaller shelters, which determined the neighbourhood was evenly split (51% to 49%)• 70% of residents living directly adjacent to the park were opposed to covered shelters• Goldstone Park is over programmed and there is insufficient space for picnic shelters. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  34. 34. The Report to Committee On October 10, 2012 Surrey Parks reported to this committee that…• Surrey Parks had distributed a survey to neighbouring residents proposing smaller shelters, which determined the neighbourhood was evenly split (51% to 49%)• 70% of residents living directly adjacent to the park were opposed to covered shelters• Goldstone Park is over programmed and there is insufficient space for picnic shelters.• Goldstone Park is experiencing an increase in illegitimate use, including vandalism, attempted arson, and damage to trees; and the installation of shelters promotes increased illegitimate activity Goldstone neighbourhood park
  35. 35. The Committee Decision Despite the concerns and recommendations from Surrey Parks… Goldstone neighbourhood park
  36. 36. The Committee Decision Despite the concerns and recommendations from Surrey Parks…This committee voted to proceedwith construction of an enclosed shelter at Goldstone Park. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  37. 37. The Committee Decision Despite the concerns and recommendations from Surrey Parks…This committee voted to proceedwith construction of an enclosed shelter at Goldstone Park. And the Neighbourhood is extremely concerned Goldstone neighbourhood park
  38. 38. Implementation by Surrey ParksFrom This Goldstone neighbourhood park
  39. 39. Implementation by Surrey ParksFrom ThisTo This Goldstone neighbourhood park
  40. 40. Implementation by Surrey ParksFrom ThisTo ThisTo This Goldstone neighbourhood park
  41. 41. Implementation by Surrey ParksFrom ThisTo This All of these decisions wereTo This made without public consultation Goldstone neighbourhood park
  42. 42. Implementation by Surrey ParksFrom ThisTo This All of these decisions wereTo This made without public consultation Some who signed the original petition are now opposed, as what was proposed is not what is being built Goldstone neighbourhood park
  43. 43. FootprintSoccer Fields 42% SOCCER FIELDS Goldstone neighbourhood park
  44. 44. FootprintSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2% SOCCER FIELDS BASKET BALL Goldstone neighbourhood park
  45. 45. FootprintSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2%Tennis Courts 3% SOCCER FIELDS BASKET BALL TENNIS COURTS Goldstone neighbourhood park
  46. 46. FootprintSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2%Tennis Courts 3%Water Park 2% SOCCER FIELDS BASKET BALL WATER PARK TENNIS COURTS Goldstone neighbourhood park
  47. 47. FootprintSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2%Tennis Courts 3%Water Park 2% SOCCER FIELDSPlayground 1% BASKET BALL PLAY GROUNDWATER PARK TENNIS COURTS Goldstone neighbourhood park
  48. 48. FootprintSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2%Tennis Courts 3%Water Park 2% SOCCER FIELDSPlayground 1% BASKET BALLWashrooms <1% PLAY GROUNDWATER WASHROOMS PARK TENNIS COURTS Goldstone neighbourhood park
  49. 49. FootprintSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2%Tennis Courts 3%Water Park 2% SOCCER FIELDSPlayground 1% BASKET BALLWashrooms <1%Parking 7% PLAY GROUNDWATER WASHROOMS PARK PARKING TENNIS COURTS Goldstone neighbourhood park
  50. 50. FootprintSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2%Tennis Courts 3%Water Park 2% SOCCER FIELDSPlayground 1% BASKET BALLWashrooms <1%Parking 7% PLAYWalking Paths 19% GROUNDWATER WASHROOMS TENNIS PARK PARKING COURTS Goldstone neighbourhood park
  51. 51. FootprintSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2%Tennis Courts 3%Water Park 2% SOCCER FIELDSPlayground 1% BASKET BALLWashrooms <1%Parking 7% YMCA PLAYWalking Paths 19% GROUNDWATER WASHROOMS TENNIS PARK PARKING COURTSYMCA Activities 2% Goldstone neighbourhood park
  52. 52. FootprintSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2%Tennis Courts 3%Water Park 2% SOCCER FIELDSPlayground 1% BASKET BALLWashrooms <1%Parking 7% YMCA PLAYWalking Paths 19% GROUNDWATER WASHROOMS TENNIS PARK PARKING COURTSYMCA Activities 2%Green Space 4% Goldstone neighbourhood park
  53. 53. FootprintSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2%Tennis Courts 3%Water Park 2% SOCCER FIELDSPlayground 1% BASKET BALLWashrooms <1%Parking 7% YMCA PLAYWalking Paths 19% GROUNDWATER WASHROOMS TENNIS PARK PARKING COURTSYMCA Activities 2%Green Space 4%Playground Green Space 5% Goldstone neighbourhood park
  54. 54. Footprint LANDSCAPED BUFFERSoccer Fields 42%Basketball Court 2%Tennis Courts 3%Water Park 2% SOCCER FIELDSPlayground 1% BASKET BALLWashrooms <1%Parking 7% YMCA PLAYWalking Paths 19% GROUNDWATER WASHROOMS TENNIS PARK PARKING COURTSYMCA Activities 2% LANDSCAPED BUFFERGreen Space 4%Playground Green Space 5%Landscaped Buffer 13%TOTAL 100% Goldstone neighbourhood park
  55. 55. Footprint With only 5% of the entire park available for children to play on the grass while supervised in the play area… YMCA PLAY GROUND PARKING WATER PARK WASH ROOMS LANDSCAPE GREEN SPACE BUFFER GREEN SPACE Goldstone neighbourhood park
  56. 56. Footprint With only 5% of the entire park available for children to play on the grass while supervised in the play area… And with that same 5% of the entire park as the only available space for families to spread a picnic blanket adjacent to the play area… YMCA PLAY GROUND PARKING WATER PARK WASH ROOMS LANDSCAPE GREEN SPACE BUFFER GREEN SPACE Goldstone neighbourhood park
  57. 57. Footprint With only 5% of the entire park available for children to play on the grass while supervised in the play area… And with that same 5% of the entire park as the only available space for families to spread a picnic blanket adjacent to the play area… YMCA PLAY GROUND PARKING To now eliminate 1/3 of that WATER PARK WASH space to provide for a covered shelter that will not serve the ROOMS needs of families… LANDSCAPE GREEN SPACE BUFFER GREEN SPACE Goldstone neighbourhood park
  58. 58. Footprint With only 5% of the entire park available for children to play on the grass while supervised in the play area… And with that same 5% of the entire park as the only available space for families to spread a picnic blanket adjacent to the play area… YMCA PLAY GROUND PARKING To now eliminate 1/3 of that WATER PARK WASH space to provide for a covered shelter that will not serve the ROOMS needs of families… LANDSCAPE GREEN SPACE BUFFER In a manner that is not in keeping with established City GREEN SPACE Guidelines for placement of shelters… Goldstone neighbourhood park
  59. 59. Footprint With only 5% of the entire park available for children to play on the grass while supervised in the play area… And with that same 5% of the entire park as the only available space for families to spread a picnic blanket adjacent to the play area… YMCA PLAY GROUND PARKING To now eliminate 1/3 of that WATER PARK WASH space to provide for a covered shelter that will not serve the ROOMS needs of families… LANDSCAPE GREEN SPACE BUFFER In a manner that is not in keeping with established City GREEN SPACE Guidelines for placement of shelters… Is extremely troubling to the neighbourhood Goldstone neighbourhood park
  60. 60. CITY OF SURREY PARK SHELTER GUIDELINES 4.1 - Shelters shall be located no closer than 25m from any washroom facilities Proposed Shelter LocationGoldstone neighbourhood park
  61. 61. CITY OF SURREY PARK SHELTER GUIDELINES 4.4 - Where possible, shelters should be located at least 50m from any adjacent programmed or activity space except where combined uses are complimentary (i.e. water parks and playgrounds) Proposed Shelter LocationGoldstone neighbourhood park
  62. 62. CITY OF SURREY PARK SHELTER GUIDELINES 4.6 – Shelters shall not be located within 15m of roadways, driveways or parking lots Proposed Shelter LocationGoldstone neighbourhood park
  63. 63. CITY OF SURREY PARK SHELTER GUIDELINES 4.1 - Shelters shall be located no closer than 25m from any washroom facilities 4.4 - Where possible, shelters should be located at least 50m from any adjacent programmed or activity space except where combined uses are complimentary (i.e. water parks and playgrounds) 4.6 – Shelters shall not be located within 15m of roadways, driveways or parking lots Proposed Shelter LocationGoldstone neighbourhood park
  64. 64. Existing Picnic Shelter Sullivan Park Goldstone ParkAn existing picnic shelter at Sullivan Park is under utilized Goldstone neighbourhood park
  65. 65. The New Petition ResultsAn on line petition was posted inJanuary and February 2013 Goldstone neighbourhood park
  66. 66. The New Petition ResultsAn on line petition was posted inJanuary and February 2013providing the FIRST disclosure tothe neighbourhood at large, Goldstone neighbourhood park
  67. 67. The New Petition ResultsAn on line petition was posted inJanuary and February 2013providing the FIRST disclosure tothe neighbourhood at large,of Surrey Parks planned picnicshelter. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  68. 68. The New Petition ResultsAn on line petition was posted inJanuary and February 2013providing the FIRST disclosure tothe neighbourhood at large,of Surrey Parks planned picnicshelter.This public disclosure was not madeby Surrey Parks, rather it was madeby concerned citizens Goldstone neighbourhood park
  69. 69. The New Petition ResultsAn on line petition was posted inJanuary and February 2013providing the FIRST disclosure tothe neighbourhood at large,of Surrey Parks planned picnicshelter.This public disclosure was not madeby Surrey Parks, rather it was madeby concerned citizenswho learned that Surrey Parks hadbegun construction of a parkshelter without public consultation. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  70. 70. The New Petition ResultsThe petition was signed by 251residents from the immediateneighbourhood Goldstone neighbourhood park
  71. 71. The New Petition ResultsThe petition was signed by 251residents from the immediateneighbourhoodAll 251 residents agree with SurreyParks that Goldstone Park is overprogrammed and does NOT havesignificant capacity for picnic shelterinstallation. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  72. 72. The New Petition ResultsThe petition was signed by 251residents from the immediateneighbourhoodAll 251 residents agree with SurreyParks that Goldstone Park is overprogrammed and does NOT havesignificant capacity for picnic shelterinstallation.All 251 residents ask this committeeto reverse its decision and acceptthe recommendations of the ParksOperations South staff to not buildany more structures at GoldstonePark. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  73. 73. Summary to this Presentation• The original petition did not reflect the wishes of the community at large. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  74. 74. Summary to this Presentation• The original petition did not reflect the wishes of the community at large. • Surrey Parks interpreted the need for a shelter without public consultation. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  75. 75. Summary to this Presentation• The original petition did not reflect the wishes of the community at large. • Surrey Parks interpreted the need for a shelter without public consultation.• The survey identified the neighbourhood was divided on the issue. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  76. 76. Summary to this Presentation• The survey identified that 70% of neighbouring residents were opposed. OPPOSED 70% Goldstone neighbourhood park
  77. 77. Summary to this Presentation• The survey identified that 70% of neighbouring residents were opposed. OPPOSED 70% • “Goldstone Park is over programmed and does not have significant capacity for picnic shelter installation” Tim Neufeld, Manager – Parks Operations South, City of Surrey. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  78. 78. Summary to this Presentation• The survey identified that 70% of neighbouring residents were opposed. OPPOSED 70% • “Goldstone Park is over programmed and does not have significant capacity for picnic shelter installation” Tim Neufeld, Manager – Parks Operations South, City of Surrey. PARK SHELTER• The proposed location conflicts with 3 setback GUIDELINES requirements. Within the Park Shelter Guidelines. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  79. 79. Summary to this Presentation• A park nearby already has a structure suitable to the desires of the petitioners Goldstone neighbourhood park
  80. 80. Summary to this Presentation• A park nearby already has a structure suitable to the desires of the petitioners • Picnic shelters are known to be gathering places for illegitimate activity, and that this type of activity is already on the rise at Goldstone Park. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  81. 81. Summary to this Presentation• A park nearby already has a structure suitable to the desires of the petitioners • Picnic shelters are known to be gathering places for illegitimate activity, and that this type of activity is already on the rise at Goldstone Park. • The decision of this committee to proceed with construction of a park shelter was not unanimous. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  82. 82. Summary to this Presentation• The final structure design was selected without community input, indicating a lack of transparency and a lack of public consultation. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  83. 83. Summary to this Presentation• The final structure design was selected without community input, indicating a lack of transparency and a lack of public consultation. • A more recent petition has identified 251 residents who oppose construction of a shelter. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  84. 84. Summary to this Presentation• The final structure design was selected without community input, indicating a lack of transparency and a lack of public consultation. • A more recent petition has identified 251 residents who oppose construction of a shelter. • If an enclosed shelter must be built, there are far more suitable locations in parks that are either larger or have less programming or both. Goldstone neighbourhood park
  85. 85. Thank You for Goldstone Park Please leave our park free of picnic shelters! Thank you for your consideration The Goldstone Neighbours Committee Goldstone neighbourhood park

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