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History of Central Park

Central Park

Founded in 1891, this 90-hectare urban park is notable for its immense douglas fir, western hemlock, cedar, poplar and maple groves.

In fact, if you’re curious about why logging dominated the region’s economy for so long, here’s a chance to experience a magnificent coastal rainforest just minutes from Metropolis at Metrotown.

Central Park is a serene oasis amidst the go-go pace of city living. A network of well-marked trails makes it a great spot for exploring the forest by foot. Geese and ducks flock to the park’s two ponds. Gardeners test their knowledge of varietals at the pretty Earl and Jennie Lohn Perennial Garden.

Opened by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales, during their visit in 1986, the Central Park playground is an integrated play area that provides fun and challenges for children of all ages and abilities.

Did you know?

Central Park was part of a government reserve set apart for military use by the Royal Engineers in the early 1860s.


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