We ♥ Burnaby Parks

Investing in Burnaby parks for today, tomorrow, and future

We are fortunate to live in a city with amazing parks and open spaces. They are the places where we can relax, have fun, and enjoy nature. They are also the places where we can connect with our neighbours, learn from our environment, and celebrate our culture. Parks are essential for the city's quality of life, health, and well-being, as well as for its attractiveness, livability, and sustainability. That’s why the City is committed to investing in our parks, for today, tomorrow and the future. 

TODAY: new programs, construction, and upgrades

We love our parks and we know you do too. That's why we are investing in our parks today so you have more to enjoy right away—new activations, programs and infrastructure. Whether you want to play, relax, exercise, or learn, our parks have something for everyone. Find out how we are making our parks more accessible, sustainable, and fun for you and your family.

New programs and initiatives

New construction and upgrades underway

TOMORROW: community input 

Burnaby is a vibrant and diverse city with a growing population and a high demand for parks and recreation services. Our parks are more than just green spaces, they are places where people connect, play, learn, and enjoy nature. We are committed to enhancing and expanding our parks to meet the current and future needs of our community. We value your input and involvement in shaping the future of our parks. We currently have several parks community engagement projects underway:

FUTURE: protecting and expanding our parks

Burnaby cherishes its parks, from the beauty of Burnaby Mountain to the tranquility of Deer Lake and Burnaby Lake. These spaces provide nature, exercise, and habitat for wildlife, all while buffering against climate change. That's why we're dedicated to safeguarding and expanding our parkland to support urban growth with park protection tools such as Official Community Plan designation, zoning regulations, and park dedication bylaws. 

We're committed to providing accessible parks for all residents. Our Parkland Prioritization Framework helps us target land acquisition in areas of rapid growth, like Town Centres and Urban Villages, where most residents live in multi-family buildings without private yards. Charges on new development help to fund strategic growth-related improvements, including parkland acquisitions. This ensures we can sustainably manage community infrastructure needs by acquiring and developing new parks to support our growing City. Burnaby is dedicated to building vibrant urban communities, with parks serving as essential shared public spaces that are key to fostering community connections, a sense of place, and local identity. 

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