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Willingdon Linear Park Grand Opening
Date: July 21, 2018
Time: 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Location: Map it
Along Willingdon Avenue from Parker Street to Midlawn Drive
Burnaby, BC

Willingdon Linear Park Grand Opening

Join us in celebrating this new and vibrant parkway with a street party along Willingdon Avenue from Parker Street to Midlawn Drive. Enjoy live music, food trucks, and free family fun from 10:30am to 2:30pm.

Go Green!

Parking in the area is limited. You are encouraged to walk or use public transportation: www.translink.ca

Displays and Entertainment

Parker Street Pocket Park

Relax on the community hammock, take in the beautiful artwork in the park and meet the artists who created them. Learn about future public art plans while you enjoy live entertainment.

Entertainment Schedule:

(Subject to change)
11:15am Eloi Homier’s La End
12:30pm Eloi Homier’s La End
1:45pm Sacha Levin Drum Circle

City Showcase

Parker Street to William Street

Explore what happens at City Hall. Meet staff from various City departments. Check out the big trucks used to provide City services from Engineering and Fire.

Food Trucks

William Street to Charles Street

Re-energize yourself with lunch or a snack! A selection of food truck vendors will be there to keep you going throughout the event.

North Burnaby Community Fair

Charles Street

The North Burnaby Community Fair is relocating from Kensington Park this year to join our festivities. Check out the displays from various local businesses and organizations.

Official Ceremony and Entertainment

Charles Street Pocket Park

Morning kicks off with children’s entertainer Will Stroet at 10:30am. Then, join Mayor and Council in the Official Opening Ceremony at 11:15am and have a piece of cake. Take a break from the festivities with live entertainment:

Entertainment Schedule:

(Subject to change)

10:30am Will Stroet and the Backyard Band
11:15am Official Opening Ceremony
12:15pm Kutapira
1:15pm Monica Lee Band
2:00pm SFU Bollywood Group

Active Zone

Charles Street to Midlawn Drive

Plenty of activities to get everyone moving in our Active Zone! Human Whack-a-Mole, giant bowling, twister, printmaking, Human Foosball, games, imagination playground, slack line, obstacle course, buttons, face painting, chalk art, giant jenga, pick up hockey and more!

Road Closures 

To safely accommodate the grand opening celebration, road closures and parking restrictions will be in effect. Please note that there will be road closures from 8:30 AM until 4:30 PM. 


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