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
    Eats offers a variety of hot & cold treats and beverages and rents out volleyballs for the sand volleyball courts.

    • June 25 -  September 5, Daily: 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
    • September 6 - 25: Weekdays, 5:00 - 7:00 pm and Weekends, 11:30 am - 7:00 pm

    Queen's Park
    Treats Concession

    Enjoy a variety of lunch items, popcorn, snacks, ice cream, Seattle's Best coffee and juice Slush Puppy's.

    •     June 25 - September 5: Daily, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Hume Park Goodies Concession
    Enjoy hot dogs, snacks, ice cream, Seattle's Best coffee and mini-donuts.

    •     June 25 - September 5: Daily, 12:00 - 4:00 pm


    Sports teams, tournament organizers, family or company picnic groups may be interested in booking our barbecue catering team. We can accommodate almost any group size and offer several menu options. Please call for a quote, 604.777.5117, or to ask questions.

    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 Treats Concession.

    2017 Schedule

    Daily,  10:00 am - 5:30 pm
    May 20 - September 4
    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. Parks info Hotline 604.527.4634

    2017 Summer Schedule

    Queen's Park
    May 20 - September 4
    Daily, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Moody Park
    June 30 - September 4
    Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 6:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Hume Park
    June 30 - September 4
    Daily, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

    Ryall Park
    June 30 - September 4
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

    Grimston Park
    June 30 - September 4
    Daily, 12:00 - 4:00 pm

  • 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 15-minute cycles and generally operate from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

    2017 Schedule

    Spray Parks are available daily from 10:00 am - 7:00 pm until September 4th at:

    Other Summer Water Features

  • 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 - 6:00 pm
    Hume Park                 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Lower Hume Park 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Mercer Stadium 6:00 am - 10:30 pm
    Moody Park 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Port Royal Park 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Quayside Park 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Queen's Park 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sapperton Park 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
    Terry Hughes Park 8:30 am - 4:30 pm weekends only
    Westminster Pier Park 8:30 am - 6:00 pm