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Central Park

Winter Safety: No Skating

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 rarely creates outdoor skating conditions putting outdoor enthusiasts at risk. Warning signs have been posted at the most popular sites at Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake to inform people about the danger.

Central Park

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.

View the photo gallery or learn the history of Central Park.

Features

  • Perimeter Trail
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Playing Fields 
  • Playground 
  • Cycling (Limited To Urban Trail Only)
  • Lawn Bowling Green
  • Push-button Spray Pad (operates 9am-9pm starting on the Victoria Day long weekend in May until September)

wheelchair Accessibility Information 

Parking:

  • 21 total designated parking stalls available throughout the various surface parking areas
  • Additional designated stalls are made available during special events

Entry/Interior Access:

  • trails have either finely crushed gravel or hard packed earth surfaces
  • the paved BC Parkway trail offers another trail alternative
  • Accessible picnic tables throughout the picnic areas in the park
  • Central Park Outdoor Pool has an accessible washroom/change room and shower
  • the pool has a lift and aquatic wheelchair

Washrooms:

  • All washroom buildings have accessible washroom stalls
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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See our Eco-sculptures
Reserve Your Picnic
Gardens
Wading Pools