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Northwest Burnaby Community Centres

Northwest Burnaby

The City of Burnaby is exploring the development of new community facilities in northwest Burnaby to meet current and future needs. Your input is important for planning future community facilities and shaping your community. 

In addition to gathering community feedback, we are conducting a needs assessment of programs, facilities, and community spaces; reviewing community centre development trends; and analyzing future space needs.  

Get Involved!  

We would like to hear your ideas on what makes a great community centre. How do you currently use Burnaby facilities? What recreation, culture and leisure activities are important to your family? There are several ways in which you can participate:

Public Survey

Complete our online survey by Monday, September 30, 2019 to provide your input. Your feedback will help us identify activity preferences, trends and future space needs to guide potential development options.

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In the Community

Drop by our pop-up events to talk to staff about your ideas for community facilities:

Focus Groups

If you are interested in participating more in depth at one of our focus group sessions, please contact the Civic Building Projects Division at civicprojects@burnaby.ca or phone 604-294-7219. 

Background

Northwest Burnaby is bounded by Boundary Road to the west, Trans-Canada Highway to the south, Kensington Avenue to the east and Burrard Inlet to the north. Based on anticipated growth in northwest Burnaby and aging facilities, the area is ready for new and improved facilities to meet the diverse needs of residents.  

Current community facilities in northwest Burnaby include:

The facilities were designed and built to meet the needs of the community at that time. The Willingdon Community Centre was originally built in the early 1960s, and later renovated with an addition in 1981. Over the past 50 years, this centre has served the Willingdon Heights neighbourhood well, and is now in need of replacement as it no longer meets the current needs of the growing community.

Over the past 15-30 years, the Confederation Park site has changed significantly with the addition of facilities over time. The cornerstone in the park is the Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre which was built in 1991 and continues to serve the community well. The Confederation Senior Centre was built in 1988 and the Summit Youth Centre was relocated to its current location in the early 2000’s. As the north Burnaby community continues to change and grow, it is now time to engage the community to assess these existing facilities and determine future needs. 

The current engagement and planning process will determine activity preferences, industry trends and future community needs to help inform replacement of the Willingdon Community Centre, potential new community space at Confederation Park and other future development opportunities.

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