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Central Park

Central Park

Central Park Perimeter Trail - Under Construction
Updated: Jan 17, 2017 at 2:30pm

The Central Park Perimeter Trail project involves the construction of an accessible four-metre wide, multi-use trail along Boundary Road to Imperial Street, east along Imperial Street to Patterson Avenue and north to the BC Parkway (see map). The trail’s first phase is expected to be completed by summer 2017, and comprises 800 linear metres at the western edge of Central Park (along Boundary road) between East 45th and Imperial Avenue. Trees will be planted on both sides of this walking and running trail, with the tree planting project scheduled for autumn 2017, thanks to contributions and funding from the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

Another 2017 project is an upcoming reforestation program which includes the planting of approximately 500 native trees and 600 shrubs to help ensure the continued diversity and health of this diverse natural forest. As part of this effort, volunteers will assist with removing the invasive species prior to this new planting. The City of Burnaby has partnered with CN EcoConnexions – From the Ground Up for this project.

Winter Safety: No Skating or Tobogganing

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.

In addition, the public is encouraged not to toboggan on Burnaby Mountain. The steep slopes produce conditions for people to pick up high speeds and obstacles such as rocks and trees create unsafe conditions for tobogganing and sledding on Burnaby Mountain.

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 Central Park photo gallery.


  • History
  • Playing Fields 
  • Cycling (Limited To Urban Trail Only)
  • Lawn Bowling Green
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
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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wheelchair accessible parking spots and washrooms

See our Eco-sculptures
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