Parks, recreation and culture–it's all here for your enjoyment
Burnaby is surrounded by nature–step out your door and find parks, trails and playgrounds that have been developed and maintained by our parks department for years.
Our community centres and recreation facilities feature a host of activities and programs developed by recreation staff who create welcoming spaces for people of all ages and abilities.
The City's most popular events and festivals all happen in our cultural zone in Deer Lake Park–enjoy a concert on the Festival Lawn, tour a new exhibit at Burnaby Art Gallery, step back in time at Burnaby Village Museum or see what's happening at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. It's all for you!
Who we are
Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) ensures Burnaby residents have access to beautiful outdoor spaces and recreation programs and facilities, as well as cultural and fine art facilities.
The Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission has been delegated the administrative power of council relating to our department. The Commission is your liaison to our department. They are a committed and dynamic group of volunteers who are happy to work on behalf of the citizens of Burnaby.
What we do
PRC looks after Burnaby’s recreation facilities, cultural and arts facilities and beautiful City parks. PRC is dedicated to offering the very best in programs, activities and events–all in welcoming settings for residents and visitors of all ages, skill levels and interests
PRC responsibilities include:
- providing and maintaining park spaces
- providing, maintaining and programming of recreation facilities and golf courses
- providing, maintaining and programming of fine arts and cultural facilities
- overseeing food service operations at some recreation, golf and cultural facilities
As our city evolves and needs change, everyone involved with the department remains dedicated to ensuring that our parks, facilities, programs and services continue to be a benchmark for the rest of the country. Together, our goal is to create a community that provides you with opportunities for an active and healthy lifestyle.