Repairs to Lynn Headwaters access road

Updated Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Council has approved funding to repair the access road leading to Metro Vancouver's Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, which has been closed to vehicles since December, 2016.

Design work is completed, and work is scheduled to begin on July 31, 2017, and be completed by mid-September, 2017.

Construction update — Full closure starting Tuesday, August 22

Starting Tuesday, August 22, the access road will close to bikes and pedestrians for construction (it is already closed to all vehicles). It will remain closed for about 6-7 days.

At the end of this period, the road will re-open to pedestrians and cyclists only. However, construction work will continue in the surrounding area. If you choose to hike or bike along the road during construction, please proceed with caution, and obey instructions from any crew on site. For safety, please leash your dogs.

Additional closures may be required

There may be additional full closures required sometime after the initial 6-7 day closure. Any subsequent closures will be of shorter duration. We will update this page to reflect any additional closures as dates become available.

We expect to have the work completed and the road re-opened to cars by mid-September.

Parking in the neighbourhood

We introduced temporary, time-limited parking on some local streets when we closed the access road. Those closures will remain in place for the time being. Regained access to the 175 parking spots in the park will alleviate a significant amount of the parking pressures in the area, but will not resolve them completely. 

We continue to work with Metro Vancouver on a comprehensive Park Access and Parking Strategy, and will make a full report available this fall, which will detail potential solutions.

Map of parking restrictions

About the access road and closure

The access road, which cuts through steep slopes, is deteriorating and at risk of landslide (though there are no homes below the section that is most at risk).Regular maintenance is no longer enough to keep the road safe. Major mitigation work will be necessary to stabilize the slope below the road. 

In the interest of public safety, we closed the road leading to Lynn Headwaters Regional Park and its two parking lots on December 1, 2016. The road has been closed to vehicles since then, though it has remained open to hikers and cyclists.