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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.

To date, we have gathered community feedback and conducted a needs assessment of programs, facilities, and community spaces; reviewing community centre development trends; and analyzing future space needs. This process will inform the redevelopment of community spaces in northwest Burnaby.

Thank You!  

The public survey for the Northwest Burnaby Needs Assessment is now closed. Thank you to everyone who took the time to provide feedback. We reached over 1,400 people through the survey, and engaged with many community members at two pop-up events and seven focus group sessions. Your input is important for planning future community facilities and shaping your community.

What's Next?

We are now analyzing the input received during August and September 2019. Feedback will help us identify activity preferences, trends and future space needs to guide potential development options. 

We will continue to update this page as the project progresses. Stay tuned for future opportunities to learn more about the project. 

Stay Connected 

If you have any questions or comments about the project, please email civicprojects@burnaby.ca

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 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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