Outdoor Multi-Use Boxes

Enjoy organized sports, casual play, or recreation programs at one of our outdoor boxes

Our outdoor multi-use boxes are venues for sports leagues, casual drop-in play, City of Burnaby programming, and cultural and community events. 

In addition to these new covered multi-use boxes, the City also maintains a traditional outdoor lacrosse box at Cariboo Hill park. 

Box location Covered Lights Lacrosse Ball Hockey Basketball Pickleball
New! Sohen Gill Sports Box at Confederation
New! Jack Crosby Sports Box at Riverway    
Cariboo Hill    

Pickleball courts are available on a first-come, first-served basis. There's no fee and no advanced booking required, but please bring your own equipment and portable nets.

Celebrate the Sohen Gill Sports Box Grand Opening July 13

We’ll be officially dedicating the new covered sports box at Confederation Park to Burnaby lacrosse pioneer Sohen Gill on Saturday, July 13 from 11 am to 1 pm. You’re invited to join us to enjoy free family activities!

Learn more

Temporary closure notice 
Sohen Gill sports box will be temporarily closed for public use on July 11-12 while we prepare for our grand opening event on Saturday, July 13. 

Sohen Gill Sports Box at Confederation Park

250 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby
Get directions 

The asphalt playing surface is lined for lacrosse, ball hockey, basketball (4 hoops total), pickleball and badminton (6 dual-use courts total). 

Our drop-in schedule is below. Outside of these times, the outdoor boxes are reserved for allotments and City of Burnaby registered activities and camps. Courts are unavailable for public use during unlisted times.

Drop-in schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Public Drop-in 
7:30-8:30 am
Public Drop-in 
7:30-8:30 am
Public Drop-in 
7:30-8:30 am
Public Drop-in 
7:30-8:30 am
Public Drop-in 
7:30-8:30 am
Public Drop-in 
7:30 am-11 am
Public Drop-in 
7:30 am-1 pm
Public Drop-in 
5-6 pm
Public Drop-in 
3-6 pm
Public Drop-in
3-8 pm
Basketball
Drop-in

3-6 pm
Public Drop-in 
3-6 pm
Basketball
Drop-in

11 am-4:30 pm
Ball Hockey Drop-in
1-3 pm
  Basketball
Drop-in

7-10 pm
Ball Hockey Drop-in
8-10 pm
Public Drop-in
6:30-8 pm
Ball Hockey Drop-in
8-10 pm
Public Drop-in 
4:30-8 pm
Basketball
Drop-in

5-10 pm
          Ball Hockey Drop-in
8-10 pm
 

Jack Crosby Sports Box at Riverway Sports Complex

8605 Nelson Ave, Burnaby
Get directions

This box features a hard-court surface (like a tennis or pickeball court), and is lined for lacrosse, ball hockey, pickleball, and badminton (6 dual-use courts total). 

Note: The lights at this facility are not yet operational. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Our drop-in schedule is below. Outside of these times, the outdoor boxes are reserved for allotments and City of Burnaby registered activities and camps. Courts are unavailable for public use during unlisted times.

Drop-in schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Public Drop-in 
7:30-8:30 am
Public Drop-in 
7:30-8:30 am
Public Drop-in 
7:30-8:30 am
Public Drop-in 
7:30-8:30 am
Public Drop-in 
7:30-8:30 am
Public Drop-in 
12-4:30 pm
Pickleball Drop-in 
7:30 am-12:30 pm
Pickleball Drop-in 
3-7:30 pm
Pickleball Drop-in 
3-5 pm
Public Drop-in 
3-7:30 pm
Public Drop-in 
3-5 pm
Pickleball Drop-in 
3-6:30 pm
Pickleball Drop-in 
4:30-10 pm
Public Drop-in 
5:30-10 pm
Public Drop-in 
7:30-10 pm
Public Drop-in 
7-10 pm
Pickleball Drop-in 
7:30-10 pm
Pickleball Drop-in 
7-10 pm
Public Drop-in 
8:30-10 pm
   

Cariboo Hill

8580 16th Ave, Burnaby
Get directions 

This is an open-air lacrosse box with a hard-court surface (like a tennis or pickeball court).

Court reservations

Evenings during lacrosse season (from 5-10 pm, January to June) are reserved for organized league play at all 3 boxes. Other time allotments may be available for reservation- to submit an application, please email our group reservation form to [email protected]

  • Spring/summer (April to August): November 1, of the previous year
  • Fall/winter (September to March): April 1, of the current year

Liability insurance

Commercial general liability insurance is required to rent any City facility- please check with the facility for specific requirements. You may purchase insurance through an independent broker of your choice, or receive a quote through AON Insurance

Disclaimer: The City of Burnaby offers access to the AON Insurance portal for the convenience of our user groups only, and does not recommend, endorse, approve and/or favour any one insurance provider over another.   

Reminders

  • All submitted applications are a request only and require formal approval by City staff. 
  • All change requests or requests for additional field time require a minimum of 3 business days notice.  
  • Late applications are accepted, however due to a high volume of requests our response time may be delayed.  

Court etiquette and rules

  • City of Burnaby programs, and allotment holders have priority use of the facility. During alloted hours, courts are unavailable for public use.
  • The maximum court time is 30 minutes, if others are waiting to play. No additional time can be added if you substitute players.
  • Practice time is included in your 30-minute allotted playing time.
  • 2-4 players must be present and wait facing the court to claim it.
  • Avoid interfering with play on the courts that are either side of yours.
  • Appropriate conduct and language is expected.
  • Please use non-marking shoes and equipment.
  • Skateboarding, scootering and cycling aren't permitted on the courts.
  • Dogs either on-leash or off-leash aren't allowed on the courts at any time.
  • If these court rules aren't followed, the courts may be closed.
  • Use caution if it's been raining or snowing–the court surface may be slippery when wet or icy.

Please report any maintenance issues:

Phone: 604-294-7206
Email: [email protected]

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