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Kings Mill Walk Park Master Plan Task Force

Purpose: To provide community perspective and support into the creation of new park programming and infrastructure, and assist in the development of a master plan for Kings Mill Walk Park.

Meeting Schedule: Meetings will be held virtually every three weeks.

Term of Office: The community representatives will serve on the Task Force from their appointment by Council through to approximately 12 months from their first meeting.


Committee Agendas & Meeting Minutes


Committee and Appointees, Meeting Schedule

Committee Kings Mill Walk Park Master Plan Task Force
Members

Dolores Altin - See bio
Ella Anderson - See bio
Ella Burrows - See bio
Janet Wallace - NVRC
Keegan Casidy - See bio
Laurie van der Pas - See bio
Michael Okun - See bio
Nobutoshi Yoshimitsu - See bio
Rory Wimberley
Rory Sykes

Councillor None
Day Monthly
Notes Term ends December 31, 2021
Committee Clerk Hayley Reiss
Staff Rep. Adam Vasilevich, Planner II, Parks and Environment
Phone 604-983-7386

Objectives:
  • Develop a new Master Plan for Kings Mill Walk Park, including the following key components: Site assessment; programming; conceptual design options; refined conceptual design including connections, play spaces, active recreation spaces, Spirit Trail, habitat management strategy, storm water management, potential public art, and materials; and phasing.
  • Provide a forum for sharing information between various community stakeholders and encourage positive community engagement in the planning and design of a new Kings Mill Walk Park.
  • Report to City Council when considered necessary or appropriate in response to issues that may arise during the park planning process.

Committee Members




I'm a nature lover. Also I’m a Landscape planning and design professional with a focus on placemaking, public art and designing green spaces in cities. I love to stay actively involved in making the CNV a great place to live and want to help make KMWP stand out as a cool place to be.




Born and raised in North Vancouver, I spent much of my childhood down in the KMW area. Now, as a high school student I am excited to provide my input into the new park. I am hoping to contribute ideas about fun, social, and sporting spaces that youth would enjoy. I am also interested in learning more about different types of design.  




Ella and her family moved to the North Shore in 2019. With fierce 4-yr old intensity, Ella is a nature obsessive and self-proclaimed connoisseur of outdoor play spaces. On any given day, you will find Ella along Kings Mill walking, running, biking, jumping, worm-rescuing, plant-naming, bird-spotting, and frolicking with her dog Abby. Ella joined the committee to explore what it means to work in a team and to channel her energy and passion for the outdoors into something that her whole community can love and enjoy.




Born and raised on the North Shore, I grew up exploring our creeks and streams. Although my work is in finance & real estate, the environment is especially important to me. I am president of the North Shore Streamkeepers and dedicate as much time as I can to enhancing, protecting and restoring our local waterways.




Laura Van der Pas retired from a marketing and art direction career mostly in Vancouver with the latter 15 years working and living in the USA and China. Raised in North Vancouver and living in Lower Lonsdale, Laura wants to contribute to the social and recreational planning for Kings Mill Walk.




I am a water resource engineer and frequent Kings Mill Walk Park user. My interests in the Task Force are to represent seniors and adjacent users (my office is 100m from the park); use my work and technical experience to collaborate with a diverse North Vancouver community group; and to contribute in general to the development and sustainability of the City of North Vancouver. 




Though born in Japan, my ancestors immigrated to the US via Vancouver in the 1800s. Since learning about my family’s local connection, I developed an interest in history and culture. I work on First Nation lands and live in the City of North Vancouver. My desire is to help build a better understanding of cultural diversity in my community.

Dolores Altin




I'm a nature lover. Also I’m a Landscape planning and design professional with a focus on placemaking, public art and designing green spaces in cities. I love to stay actively involved in making the CNV a great place to live and want to help make KMWP stand out as a cool place to be.

Ella Anderson




Born and raised in North Vancouver, I spent much of my childhood down in the KMW area. Now, as a high school student I am excited to provide my input into the new park. I am hoping to contribute ideas about fun, social, and sporting spaces that youth would enjoy. I am also interested in learning more about different types of design.  

Ella Burrows




Ella and her family moved to the North Shore in 2019. With fierce 4-yr old intensity, Ella is a nature obsessive and self-proclaimed connoisseur of outdoor play spaces. On any given day, you will find Ella along Kings Mill walking, running, biking, jumping, worm-rescuing, plant-naming, bird-spotting, and frolicking with her dog Abby. Ella joined the committee to explore what it means to work in a team and to channel her energy and passion for the outdoors into something that her whole community can love and enjoy.

Keegan Casidy




Born and raised on the North Shore, I grew up exploring our creeks and streams. Although my work is in finance & real estate, the environment is especially important to me. I am president of the North Shore Streamkeepers and dedicate as much time as I can to enhancing, protecting and restoring our local waterways.

Laura van der Pas




Laura Van der Pas retired from a marketing and art direction career mostly in Vancouver with the latter 15 years working and living in the USA and China. Raised in North Vancouver and living in Lower Lonsdale, Laura wants to contribute to the social and recreational planning for Kings Mill Walk.

Michael Okun




I am a water resource engineer and frequent Kings Mill Walk Park user. My interests in the Task Force are to represent seniors and adjacent users (my office is 100m from the park); use my work and technical experience to collaborate with a diverse North Vancouver community group; and to contribute in general to the development and sustainability of the City of North Vancouver. 

Nobutoshi Yoshimitsu




Though born in Japan, my ancestors immigrated to the US via Vancouver in the 1800s. Since learning about my family’s local connection, I developed an interest in history and culture. I work on First Nation lands and live in the City of North Vancouver. My desire is to help build a better understanding of cultural diversity in my community.

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