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Central Park

Due to extremely dry conditions and the high fire risk, the following bans are now in effect until further notice: 

No Barbecues at Burnaby Parks and Beaches 

The use of barbecues (charcoal/briquette/wood) at City of Burnaby parks and beaches is now prohibited. Propane barbecues are permitted. 

No Smoking in Burnaby Parks, Trails and Green Spaces 

The City of Burnaby advises all park users that there is no smoking permitted in Burnaby parks, trails and green spaces. "No Smoking" signs are posted throughout the City. 

Be Park Smart!

Enjoy our parks, trails and public spaces responsibly. Learn more »

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.

What you need to know 

Please be respectful and courteous of other park users and use our parks, trails and public spaces responsibly: 

  • Park in designated areas, not residential areas or areas where parking is not permitted.
  • Cycling is only allowed on the perimeter trail.
  • Take up only the space you need in the park. You may arrive early and have lots of space to set up, but please be courteous and leave room for others. 
  • Picnic tables are first-come, first served. Please note that when gathering outdoors you still need to maintain a physical distance of 2 meters apart from one another when standing or sitting, unless you are from the same household. Group picnic areas are currently not available to book.
  • No littering. If garbage cans are full, please take your garbage with you.
  • Keep your dog leashed. Please immediately pick up and properly dispose of your dog’s waste.  

Features

  • Perimeter Trail
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool (closed until further notice)
  • Playing Fields 
  • Playground 
  • Cycling 
  • 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 and 2 electric vehicle charging stations
  • 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
Dogs Off-Leash