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Central Park

Central Park

Winter Safety: No Skating or Tobogganing

November 19, 2014

With the cold winter weather approaching, the City of Burnaby reminds the public that all lakes and ponds in Burnaby are not open for outdoor skating due to unsafe conditions. Burnaby’s lakes are fed by streams which are moving water, creating unstable ice conditions. The winter weather can give a false sense of safety about the ice conditions and put outdoor enthusiasts at risk. The weather on the west coast rarely creates outdoor skating conditions. There needs to be long periods of sub zero centigrade temperatures in order to freeze a significant layer of ice on the lakes. Warning signs have been posted at the most popular sites at Deer Lake, Burnaby Lake and Central Park ponds to inform people about the danger.

In addition, the public is encouraged not to toboggan on Burnaby Mountain. The steep slopes produce conditions for people to pick up high speeds and obstacles such as rocks and trees create unsafe conditions for tobogganing and sledding on Burnaby Mountain. 

Trees, Trees, Trees!  

This 86.4-hectare urban park is notable for its immense douglas fir, western hemlock, cedar, poplar and maple groves. Central Park is known for its excellent sports and recreation facilities. Tennis courts outdoor swimming pool, horseshoe pitch and a pitch-and-putt golf course are popular draws. Anchoring the park is Swangard Stadium, host facility for many sporting, cultural, corporate and fundraising events.

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  • History
  • Playing Fields 
  • Cycling (Limited To Urban Trail Only)
  • Lawn Bowling Green
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

Recommended Walk

Recommended Walks

Outdoor pool, pond, stadium, tennis and so much more.. did we mention the trees?

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Detailed Map

Detailed Map

Detailed walking and hiking maps or you can follow the Terry Fox run map.

Getting Here

Getting Here

Just off of  Boundary Road and Kingsway with  easy access to SkyTrain.

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 wheelchair accessible parking spots and washrooms


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