Park Planner/Designer

Company name
City of Abbotsford
Job Location
Abbotsford, BC

The City of Abbotsford’s Parks, Recreation and Culture Department is looking for a seasoned professional to join their team as a Park Planner/Designer. Reporting to the Manager, Parks Planning, you will support the short and long term planning and development of parks and other greenspace in Abbotsford.

In this challenging role, you will utilize your experience to develop conceptual plans and specifications, prepare contract documents and coordinate the construction phase of park development projects. You will also prepare, review and assess long term planning proposals; recommend use of consultants for park development projects; and assist the Parks, Recreation and Culture Department in park planning activities. Your strong communication and relationship building skills will serve you well as you conduct public meetings regarding park development proposals and represent the department to a wide range of municipal agencies and public groups on parkland development and related land use issues.

You will also utilize your data collection and analytical skills as you research a variety of data pertinent to park planning issues and prepare recommendations on the same as well as updating and monitoring the Parks, Recreation and Culture Master Plan and other parks related planning reports to present to Council.

In order to be considered for this position you must have:

  • Degree in Landscape Architecture, Planning or other related discipline.
  • Five years’ experience in the design and management of landscape construction projects from conception to completion and experience or training in urban or environmental planning practices and procedures.
  • Registration in the British Columbia Society of Landscape Architects or membership in the BCSLA as an Intern with a commitment to become registered in an agreed upon time frame.
  • B.C. Class 5 Drivers Licence.

This position is unionized, CUPE Local 774, and the hourly rate of pay is from $41.66 to $48.98.

At the City of Abbotsford we work strongly to create a challenging and rewarding environment for our employees to thrive. We offer ongoing personal and professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. To apply, please visit us online at

This competition will remain open until February 25, 2021.

Contact Email

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