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History of Taylor Park

Taylor Park

The Taylor Family

Taylor Park was named after the Taylor Family who moved to Burnaby in the late 1930's from Winnipeg. The Taylors were an integral part in weaving the fabric of our community, specifically in the area of youth sports. Mr. Taylor coached and managed soccer teams. His sons followed in their father’s footsteps, and contributed to youth sport throughout their lives in a number of capacities from players to coaches, managers and referees. In the 1960's, the Taylors help to start one of the first young women’s soccer leagues in the Lower Mainland.

Landfill to Park

From the early 1900’s until the late 1980’s this land was known as the Stride Avenue Landfill. An extensive remediation program has since transformed the land into spectacular parkland.  

The first phase of Taylor Park was completed in the Fall 2005. It features a family area, with a colourful multi play structure, a net playing structure, a swing set, picnic tables, fountains, trees and sandbox. Buried beneath the sand are artefacts made of concrete and resin that represent many of the items found in the “old Stride landfill” – such things as can, doll, baseball, an apple core and other treasures. An art tower houses artefacts representing the landfill, including toys donated by the children at Taylor Park School.


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