Hot Weather in Store for Southwestern BC

Posted July 13, 2018

While hot and sunny conditions are welcomed news for most, Environment and Climate Change Canada and Medical Health Officers are reminding residents to take precautions to protect themselves from the heat. Keep cool by:

  • Spending time in an air-conditioned facility (such as a shopping centre, library, community centre or restaurant) for at least several hours every day.
  • Dress for the weather by wearing loose, light-weight clothing. Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses.
  • Avoid sunburn, stay in the shade or use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more
  • NEVER leave children or pets alone in a parked car.
  • Check in on others - People living alone are at high risk of severe heat related illness.  
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Gear up for the Giro di Burnaby - July 12

On Thursday, July 12, cheer on world-class cyclists as they race through Burnaby Heights, along Hastings Street between Madison Avenue and MacDonald Avenue. Learn more »

Celebrate the New Willingdon Linear Park!

Join us in celebrating this new and vibrant parkway with a street party along Willingdon Avenue from Parker Street to Midlawn Drive from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Learn more »

Jeff Ladouceur: Pearl Path

Burnaby Art Gallery - Exhibition June 15-August 19, 2018. Learn more »

Summer 2018 Leisure Guide

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Shadbolt Theatre 2018 Season

Plug in to live theatre and catch a show! Find out more »

Park Donations

For more information, please contact Burnaby Parks & Recreation at

Types of Donations in Burnaby Parks

There are unlimited reasons why any one person, group or business might choose to imprint themselves into the texture of Burnaby’s natural environment. Perhaps to commemorate a great occasion or achievement. Or to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or loved one. Whatever the case, these gifts create lasting personal memories in a favourite green space while increasing the beauty, history and/or user-friendliness of our parks. After all, there’s no place like nature to feel close to what matters most in life.

What kind of "presents" could I give?

Listed here are a series of basic, heritage-oriented projects and existing structures that could serve as a focus for community donations. These items are on the “dream list” for Burnaby Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services as we make plans for the future. All pertain specifically to parks, though our recreation centres, pools, arenas, sports facilities, the museum and arts centre are all worthwhile recipients for donations.

Bottom line: We’re open to your ideas and suggestions, so please feel free to call.

Will my "present" be recognized?

Wherever possible a small bronze recognition plaque will be used to identify the contributor or contributing organization. A certificate of appreciation from the Parks Commission will be issued. And, of course, a tax deductible receipt in the amount of the gift will also be issued.

Basic Park Items

  • Benches
  • Picnic tables
  • Drinking fountains
  • Bike racks
  • Barbeques
  • Shade trees
  • View point binoculars for Burnaby Mountain and Central Park
  • Special lighting
  • Free-standing play components
  • Garden beds of shrubs and flowers

Larger Items

  • Play structures ("Spots for Tots", etc.)
  • Spray pools
  • Covered picnic table shelter
  • Decorative fountain
  • Park trails
  • Eco-Sculpture 

Special Legacies

  • Landmark gateway for Boundary and Kingsway entrance
  • Municipal conservatory
  • Refurbishing track for Swangard Stadium
  • Picnic shelters
  • Arboretum
  • Barnet pier, boardwalk and seawall
  • Confederation Park Bandshell
  • Centennial Rose Garden

Heritage Items

  • Ironwork restoration on Central Park gates, pillars and walls
  • Replica bandstand for Central Park
  • "Fairacres" Gazebo
  • "Fairacres" rose trellis
  • Historic garden restorations
  • Historic plaques at points of interest

Be Active, Burnaby!

In Burnaby, you'll find leisure-time activities for all ages, interests and skill levels. We are pleased to provide a wide array of opportunities to learn something new, socialize with other like-minded individuals, or get fit and stay fit. Take advantage of the many opportunities we offer at our wonderful, well-equipped facilities and parks located throughout the city.

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