NEW Metro Vancouver Regional Parks PlanNEW Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Plan<div class="ExternalClass51237372B4C9457C9B26AA6B00A1BFE5"><p>​In February the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) Board adopted the 2016 update of the Regional Parks Plan after a year of planning efforts. This plan, which is typically updated every five years, is a key policy tool providing guidance to the delivery of the Regional Parks service.</p><p>The Regional Parks Plan is particularly important in leading the development of regional park management plans, regional park policy, land acquisition strategies and programs. The updated plan formally translates the direction contained in the GVRD Board‐adopted <a href="/services/parks/ParksPublications/RegionalParksServiceReview.pdf" target="_blank">2014 Regional Parks Service Review</a> into Metro Vancouver policy. </p><p>During the public feedback portion of the planning process respondents to an online survey indicating strong support for the goals and strategies in the updated document.  The strong public buy-in to the plan's vision to protect important natural areas and connect people to nature confirms the findings of the 2014 Regional Parks Service Review.  </p><p>Moving forward the Regional Parks Plan will guide the continued implementation of the 2014 Regional Parks Service Review recommendations as well as the ongoing delivery of Metro Vancouver's Regional Parks Service.  </p><p> </p><p><em>Photo credit: </em><strong><em>'Misty Morning Sunrise, Boundary Bay Regional Park, Photo taken by </em></strong><strong><em>Tina Doughty, Honorable Mention, 2015 Metro Vancouver Regional Parks Photo Contest'</em></strong></p></div>http://www.metrovancouver.org/metroupdate/PublishingImages/issue19-parksplan.jpg2016-03-24T07:00:00ZGP0|#e04b455a-38c8-4b05-9905-86d5a97cd25d;L0|#0e04b455a-38c8-4b05-9905-86d5a97cd25d|Issue 19;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClassC7FDF8859800426BA3D9D99CDA2D0A31"><p>​Delivery guidance for the Regional Parks service provided through recently adopted Regional Parks Plan.</p></div>0