Millions of dollars have been poured into reshaping Stanley Park after windstorms in 2006 devastated the park, money has been spent on everything from solidifying the cliffs that hang above the seawall to making trails safe. However, $9 million later and the seawall closed today due to a mudslide.
A section of Vancouver’s Stanley Park seawall, shut down because of a landslide, is expected to reopen Saturday.
A landslide approximately seven metres wide came down near Third Beach Thursday, blocking a portion of the seawall between Third Beach and the Lions Gate Bridge.
Contractors began assessing the damage today. Crews from the Vancouver Park Board will come in Monday to haul the debris away. [CTV]
For a bit of back-story… in December of 2006 a great wind storm tore through they city’s most prized natural wonder and it’s been in a rebuilding and replanting phase ever since (you can browse John’s archives or mine for coverage of the storm in 2006). My photos of the park are available in my Flickr set. [Miss604]
It took months for the park to fully reopen after 2006 and the seawall has been closed a few times since that initial storm. The last time I checked, the portion of the walkway in the photo below still had not been fixed – almost two years later.
Time and time again I have commented on the (slow) progress of the Stanley Park rehabilitation.
With the park and the seawall being one of, if not the most used and beloved attractions and resources in our city, I think they deserve a little more attention – the parking lots for tourists’ buses can be put on hold in order to make the park safe, don’t you think?