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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.

Open Houses

Thank you to everyone who came by our open houses on March 4 and 7. If you did not have a chance to drop by, you can view the display boards below. They contain information about what we heard from the community during public engagement in 2019 and information on potential programs for new and existing facilities.

View the Display Boards »

Thank You!  

Thank you to the over 1,400 people who took the time to provide feedback in summer/fall 2019. Your input helped us identify activity preferences, trends and future space needs to guide potential development options.

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 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 northwest Burnaby community continues to change and grow, it is now time to look at how these facilities and programs can best serve the public. 

In summer 2019, we launched a public engagement process to help determine activity preferences, industry trends and future community needs. 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. 

Alongside public engagement, the project team conducted a Needs Assessment which included research and review of current facility usage, industry trends and best practices, and demographics of the northwest population. All of this information is informing planning for current and future facilities in this area.

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