About this project
A new community centre is proposed for Confederation Park to supplement the existing recreation facilities on the site and meet current and future demands for community services in northwest Burnaby. The site currently features three amenity buildings: Burnaby Public Library McGill Branch (built in 2001); Eileen Dailly Leisure Pool and Fitness Centre (built in 1992); and Confederation Community Centre for Seniors (built in 1971, expanded in 1988). The three buildings occupy the southwest corner of the park at Willingdon Ave. and Albert St.
Preliminary design work for a new community centre began in 2019 guided by the following principles developed in consultation with stakeholders:
- There will be a positive emotional experience that connects people to the site and the building; making you want to return and stay, encouraging stewardship and participation.
- The Confederation Park Community Centre (CPCC) will facilitate, support and foster human connection.
- The building’s location and form will act as a gateway – to the park, to nature and to recreation.
- CPCC will accommodate large volume activities, primarily active and community-based gathering programs in a multigenerational and inclusive way.
Detailed design is currently underway, and the proposed building and site designs are expected to be available for public review and comment in early 2022.