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'. See hours for each concession location below.

    Please call 604.527.4634 to confirm concession operational hours on days with questionable weather.

    Eats at the Pier Concession
    Westminster Pier Park


    March to Middle of April:

    Weekdays                   5:00 pm - Dusk

    Weekends                 11:30 am - Dusk

    Statutory Holidays    11:30 am - Dusk


    Middle of April to Labour Day in September:

    Daily                          11:30 am - Dusk


    After Labour Day in September:

    Weekdays                 Closed

    Weekends                 11:30 am - Dusk


    Treats Concession
    Queen's Park


    Victoria Day Weekend to end of June:

    Weekdays                 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

    Weekends                 11:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Statutory Holidays  11:00 am - 5:30 pm


    July to Labour Day in September:

    Weekdays                11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Weekends                11:00 am - 5:30 pm

    Statutory Holidays  11:00 am - 5:30 pm



    Goodies Concession
    Hume Park 

    Open from the last weekend in June, to Labour Day in September.

    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.

  • outdoor stages


    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.


    Sunday, June 16, 2:00 New Westminster & District Concert Band

    Sunday, June 23, 2:00 Josie deBaat's Polynesian Dancers PERFORMANCE CANCELLED

    Sunday, June 30, 2:00 pm The Ta Daa Lady

    Monday, July 1, 11:30-2:30 Canada Day Celebrations 

    Wednesday, July 3, 6:30 pm Poetry in the Park 

    Sunday, July 7, 2:00 pm Presentation: Killer Whales of the Coast PERFORMANCE CANCELLED

    Wednesday, July 10, 6:30 pm Poetry in the Park 

    Sunday, July 14, 2:00 pm Royal City Concert Band

    Sunday, July 17, 6:30 pm Poetry in the Park  

    Saturday, July 20, 6:30 pm The Comedy of Errors (part 1)

    Saturday, July 21, 2:00 pm The Comedy of Errors (part 2)

    Wednesday, July 24, 6:30 pm Poetry in the Park

    Saturday, July 27, 2:00 pm The Comedy of Errors (part 3)

    Sunday, July 28, 2:00 pm The Comedy of Errors (part 4)

    Wednesday, July 31, 6:30 pm Poetry in the Park

    Saturday, August 3, 2:00 pm The Comedy of Errors (part 5)

    Sunday, August 4, 2:00 pm The Comedy of Errors (part 6) 

    Wednesday, August 7, 6:30 pm Poetry in the Park

    Saturday, August 10, 11:00 am Open Stage

    Sunday, August 11, 2:00 pm Zox of the Forest PERFORMANCE CANCELLED

    Wednesday, August 14, 6:30 pm Poetry in the Park

    Saturday, August 17, 11:00 am Open Stage 

    Sunday, August 18, 2:00 pm Rhythm Resource 

    Wednesday, August 21, 6:30 pm Poetry in the Park

    Saturday, August 24, 11:00 am Open Stage

    Sunday, August 25, 2:00 pm Tony Prophet Presentation: Killer Whales of the Coast 

    Wednesday, August 28, 6:30 pm Poetry in the Park

    Sunday, September 1, 2:00 pm Jeff Neufeld 

    *Shows are weather dependent, the website will be updated on the day of the performance. 

  • The Queen's Park 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 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 9:30 am daily, starting May 16, 2020.


    Queen's Park
    May 16 - September 7
    Daily, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Today's Play Leader status:

    Moody Park
    June 26 - September 7
    Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 6:30 pm
    Saturday - Sunday, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm 
    Today's Play Leader status:

    Hume Park
    June 26 - September 7
    Daily, 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
    Today's Play Leader status:

    Ryall Park
    June 26 - September 7
    Monday, Wednesday 12:30 - 3:30
    Friday, 4:00 - 7:00 pm
    Today's Play Leader status:

    Grimston Park
    June 26 - September 7
    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
  • New West Skatepark

    Located in Queen's Park, the skatepark is the evolution of input from the local skateboarding community gathered at a series of design workshops. Unique skate elements and a variety of transition styles and coping work together to create flow through the park which was inspired by the former Mercer Skatepark.

    Custom design :

    • The focus on flow is complimented by a satellite peanut style bowl and is surrounded by “street style” elements. 
    • The design integrates zones for different levels of ability from beginner to expert.
    • The intent is to accommodate all ages, ability and wheels, making it a great addition to the recreational opportunities within Queens Park.


    Boro All Wheel Park

    This 12,500 square foot park was designed for speed lines and flow. It includes quarter pipes, banks and extensions with enough space for all skill levels. Since 2011, this park has entertained skateboarders and BMXers from far and wide. While there are no lights at the all-wheel park, there are many other amenities including free parking, a bike wash station and washrooms inside the neighbouring Queensborough Community Centre.

  • 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.


    Spray Parks are available daily, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Victoria Day Weekend to the end of September.

    Play leaders are on duty to amaze and entertain children at the parks with games and activities from Victoria Day Weekend in May to Labour Day Weekend in September. 

    (May 18 - Sept 2, 2019)


    Other Summer Water Features


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

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

    Court Locations


    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