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
    4. Ryall Park Community Garden

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

  • Concessions

    Open on good weather days. Call 604.527.4634 to confirm operational hours on days with questionable weather.

    Eats at the Pier Concession
    Westminster Pier Park

    Open on good weather days.

    May 1 - September 6
    Daily, 12:00 - 8:00 pm


    • Waffle cone ice cream
    • Fish & Chips
    • Crispy Fish Wraps
    • Burgers
    • Hot dogs
    • Chicken Strips
    • Crispy Chicken Caesar Wraps
    • French Fries
    • Poutine
    • Caesar Salad
    • Slush
    • Cold drinks
    • Coffee, tea
    • Weekly Special


    Treats Concession
    Queen's Park

    Open on good weather days.

    May 22 - June 30
    Weekends, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Statutory Holidays, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

    July 1 -  September 6
    Daily, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


    • Waffle cone ice cream
    • Hot dogs
    • Chicken Strips
    • Crispy Chicken Caesar Wraps
    • French Fries
    • Poutine
    •  Caesar Salad (July and August only)
    • Slush
    • Cold drinks
    • Coffee, tea
    • Weekly Special

    Goodies Concession
    Hume Park 

    Open on good weather days.

    July 1 - September 6
    Weekends, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Statutory Holidays, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


    • Waffle cone ice cream
    • Hot dogs
    • Popcorn
    • Cold drinks

    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.

  • Moody Park Outdoor Pool

    Moody Park Outdoor Pool  offers swimmers plenty of room to swim and splash, a diving area, a climbing wall and a large spacious deck for relaxing and sun bathing. The pool also hosts swimming lessons and Aquafit classes during the summer season.

    Hume Park Outdoor Pool offers a large shallow end, toddler slide, water toys and games geared for the younger crowd. The pool also hosts swimming lessons during the summer season.

    Hume Park Pool will not open in 2021 due to COVID-19 safety requirements. Capital improvements will be made during this time and the pool will reopen for summer 2022. 

  • 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.

  • The Queen’s Park Farm operations were paused in 2020 due to COVID-19. Due to ongoing public health orders, and space limitations of the farm, traditional farm programs will remain suspended for the 2021 season.

    The Parks and Recreation Department is taking this opportunity to try out new and alternative COVID-19 friendly programming in the farm space. On a trial basis, visitors to Queen’s Park will have the opportunity for new experiences in the farm space.

    A forum for online discussion is available to share ideas for the long-term use of the farm space. 

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Splashing is a summer delight! All our water features are located next to washrooms, playgrounds and picnic facilities.

    Supporting water conservation, spray parks operate on manually activated 3-minute cycles.

    Grimston Wading Pool is one of the few remaining in the Metro Vancouver region. It is designed to allow toddlers to splash, play and cool down in the summer while becoming more confident around water. There is no lifeguard on duty but a Parks and Recreation staff person is present to fill, drain and chlorinate the wading pool.

    Spray Parks Daily, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Grimston Wading Pool Daily, 12:00 - 5:00 pm    *Good weather days only.*
    Victoria Day Weekend through Labour Day


  • For information on lessons, contact 604-527-4567 between the hours of 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, 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 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Hume Park                 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Lower Hume Park 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Mercer Stadium 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Moody Park 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Port Royal Park 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Quayside Park 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Queen's Park 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Sapperton Park 6:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Terry Hughes Park Closed
    Westminster Pier Park 6:00 am - 8:00 pm