The Chain-Link Fences of Queens Park

The purpose of the Queen’s Park Heritage Conservation Area is to retain the existing heritage values of the neighbourhood while, at the same time, managing change. Of greatest importance is that changes respect the existing heritage character of the streetscape, and that major design elements be traditional and appropriate for the neighbourhood.

City of New Westminster

In January 2021, the president of the Queens Park Residents Association approached City Council to ask about a newly installed chain-link fence, stating “I, like most of the directors on the QPRA, thought that chain-link fences were simply a non-starter.”

This collection of photographs was taken in the Queens Park neighbourhood to demonstrate that chain-link fences are widespread throughout and represent design elements that are, in fact, traditional and appropriate for the neighbourhood.