The City of Burnaby is developing new community facilities at Confederation Park that will tie together existing facilities and provide new spaces for neighbourhood arts, fitness and recreational activities. The proposed design for the new community centre and covered sports box have been developed based on community and stakeholder input gathered during the northwest Burnaby community needs assessment conducted in 2019.
The new community centre will connect the existing Burnaby Public Library McGill Branch (built in 2001) and Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre (built in 1992) with a new structure featuring recreation, fitness and multipurpose spaces. The Confederation Community Centre for Seniors (built in 1971 and expanded in 1988) will be replaced with new, modern facilities inside the new complex.
The new covered sports box will replace the existing outdoor lacrosse box (built in 1968) with a new, weather-sheltered space for outdoor recreation sport needs in the park.
“Our needs assessment revealed that the northwest quadrant of Burnaby has the lowest amount of community space per resident in the city,” said Mike Hurley, Mayor of Burnaby. “These new amenities will meet the recreational needs of northwest Burnaby residents, now and for many years to come.”
The new 3-level facility located at the corner of Willingdon Avenue and Albert Street will include:
- Gymnasium and locker rooms
- Fitness centre with weights and cardio equipment
- Dedicated seniors’ facility with snooker room
- Childminding, indoor play area, youth lounge
- Multipurpose and meeting rooms
Outside, the site will feature public spaces and a dramatic linear gateway plaza that will lead people from the street through the complex and into the park.
The new covered sports box will be located in the park and provide space for lacrosse, ball hockey, basketball, and unstructured activities such as Tai Chi and group gatherings.
Tell us what you think!
Local residents and park, pool, library and seniors’ centre users are invited to learn about plans for the new community centre, and meet and speak with members of the project team, in one of the following ways:
Virtual Open House (online via Zoom)
- Tuesday July 5, 5:30 to 7 pm
Anyone wishing to participate in the online Open House is asked to register before noon on Tuesday, July 5, by sending an email to [email protected].
Drop-in Open Houses (in-person) in the McGill Library - 4595 Albert St meeting room)
- Friday, July 8, 2 to 5 pm
- Saturday, July 9, 11 am to 2 pm
No pre-registration required, drop in anytime during the open house to meet the project team and learn more about the project.
- An online survey is available now until July 12, 2022.
For more information, to view renderings and a fly-over video or to complete the survey, visit Burnaby.ca/yourvoice
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