For more information, please contact Burnaby Parks & Recreation at 604-294-7154.
Types of Donations
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
- Picnic tables
- Drinking fountains
- Bike racks
- Shade trees
- View point binoculars for Burnaby Mountain and Central Park
- Special lighting
- Free-standing play components
- Garden beds of shrubs and flowers
- Play structures ("Spots for Tots", etc.)
- Spray pools
- Covered picnic table shelter
- Decorative fountain
- Park trails
- Landmark gateway for Boundary and Kingsway entrance
- Municipal conservatory
- Refurbishing track for Swangard Stadium
- Picnic shelters
- Barnet pier, boardwalk and seawall
- Confederation Park Bandshell
- Centennial Rose Garden
- Ironwork restoration on Central Park gates, pillars and walls
- Replica bandstand for Central Park
- A statue of Phoebe Spragge (Barnet's first school teacher) at Barnet
- Statue of Robert Burnaby for the Civic Square
- "Fairacres" Gazebo
- "Fairacres" rose trellis
- Historic garden restorations
- Replica tramways at Edmonds / Kingsway and Central Park
- Historic plaques at points of interest