VPB Memorial South Petition sign now

With regard to the development of new synthetic turf fields in Vancouver, we, The Undersigned, urge Vancouver Park Board not to make any changes to the grass oval field at Memorial South Park. This field is an excellent natural surface that supports hundreds of hours of quality multi-use play year round. We feel that converting good grass fields to synthetic turf is not at all the best course of action -- converting other lower-quality sites would provide a greater increase in the capacity AND quality of fields in Vancouver.

Furthermore, the development of Memorial Oval from grass to synthetic turf would result in harm to user groups who have historical permits to the field, including cricket and ultimate. We note that Memorial Oval is the only cricket pitch in East Vancouver. We note that junior programming within the ultimate league has been held at Memorial Oval each summer for the past 10 years. The proposed development of this field could well result in the loss of these sporting opportunities.

We highlight the fact that the Vancouver Field Sport Federation (VFSF) has unanimously accepted a recommendation to VPB supporting the development of the north-west field at Memorial Park and opposing the development of the Oval in the syn-turf selection process. (The VFSF even recommends the conversion of Beaconsfield or Rupert before the oval.) We remind you that one of the objectives of the VFSF from the time of its formation is to advise the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation of the various needs of the member sports. Please do not disregard this recommendation.

We urge you to leave the field at Memorial Oval in its natural state. We urge you not to disenfranchise the existing field and park users who enjoy this unique grass field. WE URGE YOU NOT TO SELECT MEMORIAL OVAL FOR SYNTHETIC TURF DEVELOPMENT.

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Latest Signatures

  • 06 February 20161000. Jeff R
    Postal Code V5Z 1S1 The historical use of this ground for cricket should should be one of the most important factors to be taken in to account before converting a sustainable natural grass field to plastic turf.
  • 06 February 2016999. Vimal Pierce
    I support this petition
  • 04 February 2016998. Keeley H
    I support this petition
  • 02 February 2016997. J I
    I support this petition
  • 01 February 2016996. Amanda M
    I support this petition
  • 30 January 2016995. Paul C
    I support this petition
  • 26 January 2016994. Greg H
    Postal Code V5V1C2 Please keep a good thing. Memorial O has one of the best grass fields in the city.
  • 12 January 2016993. Tariq A
    I support this petition
  • 12 January 2016992. Sean K
    I support this petition
  • 12 January 2016991. Ben L
    Postal Code v5n 1g5 В
  • 06 January 2016990. Ryan S
    I support this petition
  • 04 January 2016989. Naomi D
    I support this petition
  • 27 December 2015988. Lebreton R
    Postal Code v4n5s7 na
  • 25 December 2015987. Jennifer A
    Postal Code V5W 3G2 Please develop another area
  • 23 December 2015986. Matthew L
    I support this petition
  • 18 December 2015985. Georgina Bradley
    I support this petition
  • 12 December 2015984. Daniel M
    I support this petition
  • 11 December 2015983. Kathryn C
    Postal Code V5N 1M4 В
  • 08 December 2015982. Nigel C
    Postal Code V6S 1G5 please don't turf this field
  • 05 December 2015981. Brian D
    I support this petition
  • 28 November 2015980. Melanie C
    I support this petition
  • 25 November 2015979. Jason D
    Postal Code V6T 1A7 Memorial O is a fantastic field with luscious grass, ripe for sporting events. Please considering converting a field that is showing age and wear, not one that is thriving.
  • 24 November 2015978. Carmen C
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 2015977. Harsh T
    I support this petition
  • 23 November 2015976. Asim M
    Postal Code v5p 3a8 i m a cricketer. and cricket is all about grass
  • 20 November 2015975. Hilena Z
    I support this petition
  • 13 November 2015974. Florence Williams
    I support this petition

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