Rosemary Brown Recreation Centre opens to the community beginning April 2

Last updated: March 14, 2024

An exciting new City of Burnaby facility, the Rosemary Brown Recreation Centre, will open to the public beginning April 2.

"It will be great to open the doors to this wonderful community hub where residents can gather, connect and be active," said Mayor Mike Hurley. "I look forward to seeing Burnaby residents of all ages enjoying Rosemary Brown Recreation Centre."

The new 92,000-square-foot facility is located at 10th Avenue and 18th Street in the Edmonds neighbourhood. 

Features of the facility include:

  • two NHL-sized rinks
  • a skate shop      
  • a concession
  • meeting and multi-purpose rooms
  • warm-side arena viewing
  • an outdoor rooftop patio
  • universal gender-neutral washrooms
  • electric vehicle charging stalls

This facility is named in honour of politician and social justice champion, Rosemary Brown (1930-2003). Brown was a prominent Burnaby MLA (1979-1986) and was the first Black woman elected to a provincial legislature in Canada. She was a pioneer politician, community leader and human rights champion who used her voice to fight discrimination against women and people of colour.

Drop-in activities and lessons start April 2

Starting April 2, the community can come and enjoy drop-in activities and lessons. Visit for more information.

More details about the grand opening will be announced soon. 

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