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To commemorate these historic celebrations, infrastructure projects are being built throughout the City to serve the community for many years to come.

Burnaby Public Library

The Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch is the largest and busiest of the City's four library branches. The second floor of the Metrotown Branch is home to a busy reference desk, twenty-one public internet workstations, a small group study space, and the library's non-fiction collection, including newcomer, ESL and employment resources. The renovation will allow for the removal of heavy, fixed millwork that is no longer appropriate for current uses. In its place, patrons will find a more accessible reference desk, improved display for new materials, and more flexible and collaborative spaces for library instruction and small group study.

This project is supported in part by the City of Burnaby and the Western Economic Diversification Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

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Central Park Trees

The Central Park Tree project will help protect the forest and its native ecology in perpetuity for public enjoyment and benefit. The project features the planting of approximately 500 native trees, including Douglas fir, the dominate conifer in the forest as well as Western Red cedar. Deciduous trees including Vine maple, Western flowering dogwood, and cascara will also be planted along the edges of the forest where they would naturally be found. In addition, 600 native shrubs will be planted in the forest understory. Community volunteers will be involved with the removal of invasive species prior to the planting of the trees and shrubs later this fall.

The project is supported by CN EcoConnexions: From the Ground Up

Central Park Multi-use Trail

The first of three multi-use trails to circumnavigate the perimeter of Central Park will commence in 2017. This first phase, located on the west perimeter along Boundary Road, includes a 4 metre wide, 0.85 kilometre trail that replaces the existing roadside dirt trail. Improvements include a separated walkway, trees. accessibility for those with mobility impairments, lighting, pedestrian and bicycle access, pedestrian nodes and signage.

Future phases include the south perimeter located along Imperial Street replacing the existing sidewalk and gravel path, and the east perimeter along Patterson Avenue replacing the existing sidewalk. The north perimeter is the existing BC Parkway.

Find out more about the Central Park Walking Trail.

This project is supported in part by the City of Burnaby and the Western Economic Diversification Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

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Rotary Fitness Circuit at Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park

Located in the Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park, this 450 metre outdoor fitness circuit featuring twelve fitness stations in four pods will be installed this year to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday. These fitness stations provide opportunities to increase strength, flexibility, body balance and aerobic capacity while promoting family and social interaction. They are designed to be used either independently or in sequence and include an introductory station with instructions for use. This will be the third outdoor fitness circuit in the city, with the other two located in Central Park and Cameron Park.

The Rotary Club of Burnaby, the Rotary Club of Burnaby Metrotown and the Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake have committed to fundraising $150,000 to cover the costs of the fitness circuit that will promote active living and social interaction in the park for many years to come. To find out more on how you can support this project, visit Rotary Club of Burnaby.

Willingdon Linear Park

The new Willingdon Linear Park will extend 13 blocks and run along the east side of Willingdon Avenue between Brentwood Towne Centre and Hastings Street. This scenic urban trail will include landscaping, street furniture, pedestrian lighting and public art, along with infrastructure upgrades including water main replacement, road and sidewalk rehabilitation, pedestrian signals and a new left turn bay at Parker Street.

Two unique pocket parks will be located in this linear park. The pocket park at Charles Street will include circular pathways, an open lawn and water sculptural features – a great place to relax and take a break. The other pocket park at Parker Street is more active and interactive and will feature a plaza and a large art sculpture in the form of a community hammock – an oversized net for visitors to sit, for children to play or a photo opportunity.

The construction of a new linear park is set to commence in 2017. Find out more about the Willingdon Linear Park.

This project is supported in part by the City of Burnaby and the Western Economic Diversification Canada through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.

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