The Stanley Park Sea Wall Re-Opens Today
It’s been almost a year since a winter storm ravaged the west side of Stanley Park, forcing road and trail closures as well as preventing access to the Sea Wall but starting today – the gates have come down and the tourists are free to roam around the entire perimeter once again.
Over the last year paths have been re-paved, re-mulched, re-routed and trees have been cleared (whether some of that was necessary or not is open for discussion). The big hold-up on the Sea Wall was to make sure that the slippery slopes were stable enough to ensure trees and rocks were no longer at risk to tumble and slide down the cliffs.
The Park Board will be holding a ceremony and hosting a few events around the park, including a tour around the seawall to show off improvements. [News1130]
I’ve kept a VERY close eye on the Park and Sea Wall over the last year, and my most recent trip (all the way around) was last weekend. It will be interesting to see the progress continue. Actually, I sincerely hope to see the progress continue as this truly is Vancouver’s “Crown Jewel”.