Making our parks naturally fun!

New Westminster Parks offer a wide range of amenities and hidden gems that serve many sports, interests and outdoor pursuits. 

  • Basketball programs and/or rentals are also available in the Queensborough Community Centre and the Queen's Park Arenex

  • Parks and Recreation, in partnership with community associations, provide the following community gardens:

    1. Port Royal Community Garden
    2. New West Community Garden
    3. Saint Mary's Community Garden

    Questions regarding the community gardens should be directed to the community group overseeing the garden.

  • Concessions

    Concessions are open on 'good weather days', please call 604.527.4634 to confirm concession operational hours with 'iffy' weather.

    Westminster Pier Park Eats at the Pier Concession

    April 19 – June 28

    • Weekdays 5:00 pm to dusk
    • Weekend and statutory holidays 11:30 am to dusk


    June 29 - September 2

    • Daily 11:30 am to dusk


    September 3 - September 29

    • Weekend and statutory holidays 11:30 am to dusk

    The following are available at Eats at the Pier free of charge:

    • Volleyballs, basketballs and soccer balls
    • Beach sun umbrellas


    Queen's Park
    Treats Concession

    May 19 - June 22

    • Weekdays 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Weekend and statutory holidays 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    June 23 - September 3

    • Open daily 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


    Hume Park Goodies Concession

    June 23 - September 3
    • Daily 12:00 - 4:00 pm

    Please note that Parks Bylaw #3646, 1959 prohibits individuals or groups from selling food or beverages in City Parks or Recreation Centres without prior written permission from Parks and Recreation. Please call Jim Luu, 604.777.5117, to discuss options related to selling food or beverages on City property.

  • Parks and Recreation has outdoor Lacrosse boxes located in Moody Park, Hume Park and Grimston Park. The Lacrosse Boxes are 26m by 59m and can accommodate lacrosse, ball hockey, soccer and roller hockey.

    Minor Lacrosse has priority use but the boxes are available to the public, at no charge, on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    In addition, field lacrosse is available on artificial turf fields at Mercer Stadium and Queen's Park. Field use requires a permit, click here to book a field.

    Finally, indoor lacrosse is offered in the spring and/or summer at Moody Park Arena, and Queen's Park Arena.

  • Please be sure to:

    1. Go at your own pace
    2. Include a warm-up and a cool-down in your workout
    3. Be courteous and share the equipment
    4. Enjoy your workout!

    Queen's Park Outdoor Fitness Circuit

    The 10 outdoor fitness stations can be a great way to spice up your fitness pursuits in Queen's Park. Each station will have how-to and safety signs:

    1. Parallel Bars 6. Spring Balance Beam
    2. Back Extension & Sit-Up Bench 7. Hurdles
    3. Push-Up Stand & Monkey Bars 8. Bounding Bars
    4. Steps 9. Self-Weighted Rower
    5. Chip-Up Bars 10. Air-Walker

    Old Schoolhouse Park Outdoor Fitness Circuit

    Participants will enjoy the parks six outdoor fitness stations that circumnavigate the sports field and include:

    1. Warm up & Stretch Station 4. Air Walker
    2. Lat Pull 5. Air Swinger
    3. Ab Crunch 6. Seated Leg Press

    Each exercise station has how-to and safety signage so that fully enjoy and get the most out of each station.

  • Parks and Recreation offers a variety of entertaining outdoor performances in the spring and summer that generally take place in the Queen's Park Bandshell & Stadium, Ryall Park outdoor stage and the Westminster Pier Park event lawn.

    Entertainment often includes: outdoor movies and live shows with various themes (i.e. theatre, dancing, musicians, comedians, poetry readings, roaming entertainers and children's performers).

    For performance details, check out our Active Living Guide or Event Calendar. Performances may be cancelled with poor weather.

  • The Queen's Park Petting Farm is a unique opportunity for children to learn about, and have direct contact with, a wide assortment of common farm animals. Our farm attendants ensure a positive and educational experience for all!

    The petting farm will bring smiles to children of all ages and it is the perfect family outing. Combine your farm visit with time in the adjacent playgrounds, spray park, washroom, picnic tables and concession.

    2019 Schedule

    Daily,  10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    May 18 - September 2
    Admission: by donation
  • Playgrounds are an essential part of children's growth and a positive escape from the 'electronic world'. Playgrounds allow children the opportunity to socialize while developing balance, strength and confidence.

    Take advantage of our 22 wonderful and safe playgrounds. Plan a trip today!

    Playground Locations

  • We offer children a fun-filled summer of games, crafts and activities on good weather days.

    Please see below for the daily updated status for each respected park. This page will be updated at 9:45am daily, starting May 18, 2019.

    Today's Date:

    2019 Summer SchedulE

    Queen's Park
    May 18 - September 2
    Daily, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Today's Play Leader status:

    Moody Park
    June 28 - September 2
    Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 6:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm 
    Today's Play Leader status:

    Hume Park
    June 28 - September 2
    Daily, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Today's Play Leader status:

    Ryall Park
    June 28 - September 2
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
    Today's Play Leader status:

    Grimston Park
    June 28 - September 2
    Daily, 12:00 - 4:00 pm
    Today's Play Leader status: 

  • Westminster Pier Park has two sand volleyball courts, 9m x 19m, available for use on a first come/first served basis. Seasonally, volleyballs can be signed out from Eats Concession but players are encourage to bring their own volleyballs.

    Sand Court Courtesy

    • Parks and Recreation programs have priority use
    • Please restrict court time to 30-minutes if others are waiting
    • Players should indicate the court they are waiting for and remain clear until it is their turn
    • Please do not obstruct or walk through courts while in use
    • Animals are not permitted on the sand
    • Report maintenance needs to 604.526.4691
  • Spray Parks are a summer delight! All our spray parks are located next to washrooms, playgrounds and picnic facilities.

    Supporting water conservation, spray parks operate on manually activated 3-minute cycles and generally operate from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

    2018 Schedule

    Spray Parks are available daily until September 3rd at:

    Other Summer Water Features


    Tennis Court Locations

    In the event of questionable weather, please check this page daily, one hour prior to scheduled lesson times. Note that updates may be made throughout the day to reflect changes in weather and court conditions.

    For additional information on lessons, contact 604-777-5121 between hours of 9:00-4:00 Monday through Friday.

    Tennis Court Courtesies

    • Parks and Recreation lessons have priority use
    • Limit playing to 30-minutes if others are waiting
    • Players should indicate the court they are waiting for and remain clear until it is their turn
    • Courts are for tennis or Pickleball only (i.e. no bicycles, skateboards, roller blades and/or ball hockey permitted)
  • The washroom hours listed below are subject to change (without notice) based on the season, weather or maintenance needs.

    Grimston Park 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Hume Park                 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Lower Hume Park 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Mercer Stadium 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
    Moody Park 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Port Royal Park 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Quayside Park 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Queen's Park 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sapperton Park 8:30 am - 9:00 pm
    Terry Hughes Park 8:30 am - 9:00 pm weekends only
    Westminster Pier Park 8:30 am - 9:00 pm