Line paint occured at the following two locations: Wildwood Trail, and Menzies Crossing
Location: 12474 Lougheed Hwy, Pitt Meadows, BC V3Y 2J4
The invasive species the chafer beetle had done damage to the turf at Harris Road Park. The beetle digs into the ground, eating roots of vegetation which exposes these roots to other animals and critters who dig up the surrounding area.
In Oct. 2020 Grub Gone was spread over the turf. Grub Gone is a bio-insecticide used to control turf grubs at a level of efficacy equivalent to chemical standards but without the side effects or off-target damage to beneficial insects, such as pollinators. Parks staff waited out the winter season, and then completed another application of Grub Gone.
Work that started in March involved raking, and cleaning up loose material. The contractor hydro seeded the new bare spots.
The field typically closes for the winter, and the closure was been extended re-opening May 15 once the project is finished.
What work was completed?
- Cribbing (outside edges of the playgrounds that contain wood chips to the base of the playground) improvements.
- The current wooden cribbing is at end of life, and was replaced with concreate cribbing which is more durable. The new cribbing is safer as the wood gets very slippy when wet, and wood also is a hazard for slivers and splinters.
The City of Pitt Meadows Parks Staff met with registrants from the community at Bonson Park to celebrate Earth Day. A variety of trees were planted to enhance the perimeter of Bonson Park’s green space.
Why This Work Is Happening
Over the years, many trees have needed to be removed for the health and safety of park visitors and nearby residents. This work has replaced trees that have been removed. Additional environmentally sustainable improvements will be made to the area.
Why ReGreening Matters
- Enhances open spaces
- Improves natural areas
- Creates habitat
- Beautifies parks
The map below identifies the park area. Trees were planted along the perimeter of the park. Existing open spaces remain open.
This enhancement project has been made possible through the funding of BC Hydro Tree Canada Community ReGreening Grant.
The following actions were completed by Humane Solutions
Tree Wrapping - Airport Way (approx. 235 trees)
- Protection of selected trees along the north side of the walkway with heavy-duty wire mesh to prevent beavers from chewing trees
-Mesh to extend to a height of 3’ and wrapped to allow for tree growth.
Tree wrapping - Wild Wood pathway (approx. 250 trees)
- Protection of selected trees with heavy-duty wire mesh to prevent beavers from chewing trees
- Mesh to extend to a height of 3’ and wrapped to allow for tree growth.
As a result of the frequent beaver activity, the city will be proposing a Beaver Management Strategy as part of the 2022 Business Planning process.
To view previous work completed by Humane Solutions see the Completed Projects pulldown on this page.
Pitt Meadows Mayor Bill Dingwall and Katzie First Nation Chief Grace George unveiled two new park signs featuring Halq'eméylem language translations at Spirit Square and Waterfront Commons Park on March 8, 2021.
Over the past several months, Katzie First Nation has been working to translate the park names. The process of translation involved considering direct translation and how the space was used historically and in modern times from a Katzie lens. The area itself was also considered in terms of its landscape, flora, fauna and waterways.
The new park names are:
‘the place to remember him, her, it, them'
Click here to hear the pronunciation.
'front (waterside) of the house’
[Waterfront Commons Park]
Click here to hear the pronunciation.
The Katzie First Nation and the City of Pitt Meadows continue to work as partners to create a shared understanding of each other’s cultures, and look forward to future collaborative projects like this one.
Media Release: New Park Signs to Include Halq'eméylem.
Phase 2 Work:
Look for our crews planting new low growing plants just in time for Spring! There are several improvements to the way the Parks department is managing the plantings on the newly renovated medians. There are low growing plants will not impede sightlines, and top dressing materials that will reduce weeds. This will in turn lesson the amount of maintenance needed, will provide less lane closures, and will improve safety of staff as they will not need to spend as much time in that region that requires work.
Phase 1 Work:
- Electrical and irrigation has been installed
- Artificial turf was installed in 2 of the 4 sections
- The other 2 sections will/have been planted with low growing plants (1 has been planted the other 2 will be planted next spring)
- The plants chosen are low/slow growing which improves traffic site lines
- The use of artificial turf in medians is becoming very popular as it greatly reduces maintenance requirements, and alleviates parks staff working in high traffic roadways
Linden Grove Park @ 19771 Wildwood Ave
Closure of playground for cribbing replacement on October 12- 13 (weather permitting).
The playground will be fully closed for both days and snow fence will be put up.
The CPR Trail at the section between Allen Way and Kennedy Rd had repairs done for tripping hazards, widening the culvert corner and bolstering the sloughing corners.
July 5, 2021: gravel parking lot is being installed (a parking lot does not currently exist at the park). Please exercise caution if you are using the BMX track at the park. Work is expected to be completed by the end of the week.
There are several upgrades to the very popular park that will provide safer parking, and will continue to ensure that neighbours are not disrupted. The items for this project standardizes access to the park with other parks within Pitt Meadows.
• Improved parking will be achieved by relocating primary parking to a structured, designated location. A wood rail fence has been installed that will blend in with the natural environment, with breaks in between the fencing for easy bike access to the track.
• Surface grading and the installment of crushed gravel will create better drainage for the area. Grading will occur in June/July when there is consistent dry weather.
Visit the BMX Track page for more information on the park.
Trail from Harris Road to Baynes Road is being rebuilt entirely and will be closed Friday Nov 12th and Monday Nov 15th for trail resurfacing and grading.
The project will take approximately 2-5 days to complete.
Parks will install barricades at all the access points and asks for the community's cooperation in not entering the area.
New dog friendly fence mesh will be installed around fenced dog area. Gravel will be added to low areas to reduce puddles. Park trails will be getting light topdressing to reduce tripping hazards and to get rid of puddles
July 12, 2021 Update:
Work is near completion on the project. Grass seeding will take place later in the season.
June 21, 2021 Update
The City recognized National Indigenous Peoples Day with new orange flower plantings at the Fraser Way Roundabout Park in honour of the Indigenous lives lost at residential schools across Canada.
June 8, 2021 Update
• Concrete and irrigation work is complete
• Planting and lawn seeding anticipated to take place the week of June 14th
May 11, 2021 Update:
• Concrete and irrigation work will be complete by May 21st.
• Lawn seeding will take place beginning May 25th.
• Due to the current situation with global supply chain shortages, some of the plants are not available and this has delayed the project completion.
See Completed Phase 1 for information about engagement and decision making.
The first priorities will be to address irrigation and water shut off improvements, grading of the entire roundabout surface, and add new soil to re-establish turf areas and garden beds. At this point, plants deemed suitable to relocate to other parks will be moved. Please note that optically, the roundabout may temporarily appear barren as it is prepared for the installation of new plantings. Some plantings like the cherry trees will be maintained and remain throughout this process.
To begin this work safely, a temporary perimeter fence will be installed. The project will involve large equipment, as well as the on and off loading of green waste bins.
The pre-existing structure that once functioned as a fountain is no longer operational. The brick work and garden bed will be raised and include seating around the perimeter of the centre garden. Plans are to beautify this structure and fill it with soil, building a display bed with flourishing annual bedding plants and flower bulbs. This piece of the project aligns with the roundabout design plan.
Four perennial beds will be installed in the center of the park with flowering cherry trees in the four quadrants. Beds will also be established on the east and west side of the park surrounding benches. Additional benches and a closing garbage receptacle will also be installed.
All lawn areas will be seeded to allow a fresh start for this project.